EDU 924 Digital Portfolios
Explores the theory, implementation and use of digital portfolios in the classroom environment as ways to create, maintain, and share knowledge. Provides instructions on digital portfolio technology and tools as well as pedagogical applications for digital portfolios in the classroom.
This course examines the purpose and tools available for digital portfolios, as well as best practices in their use for both professional and student portfolios. The process is directly experienced through the creation of a professional digital portfolio matched to each participant’s personal learning goals (some may choose to match the Charlotte Danielson Framework, supported by PA's Educator Effectiveness model), and then through development of an action plan for utilizing digital portfolios with students.
*Participants in this course will have several mandatory, synchronous, video conference sessions. The dates and times are listed on each course registration page.
See what other educators are saying about this course
I'm excited to use digital portfolios with my students.S.L.
I am already implementing portfolios in my next unit of instruction.J.D., Language Arts Teacher
I highly recommend this class to anyone working on their METB.G., Math Teacher
Great course and professorT.R.
Very practical and loaded with tools to immediate apply to teaching and PD.J.D., Language Arts Teacher
I will definitely be implementing what I have learned into my classroom!K.R., Elementary Teacher
I will be using the tools and resources learned in the class with my students regularly.A.C., Reading Specialist
This course was exactly what I needed. The flexibility of the instructor was amazing in allowing me to personalize the content for my unique needs.K.M., Administrator
I enjoyed the forums and learning from my peers.R.F., Language Arts Teacher
This course was amazing and extremely valuable! My favorite Eduspire course so far! The instructors design of the course was well thought out and planned. I love the collaborative environment.r.c.
I will implement digital portfolios into my classroom. It is a great learning tool for students. It helps students connect classroom activities to standards and allows them to reflect on their learning.M.H.
This was a great experience and useful tool for my classroom.B.G.
I can use the knowledge I gained to transform parts of my instruction that have until now been necessary evils. Being able to break away from traditional assessments and use a more authentic type of assessment that is widely supported by research will transform this aspect of my teaching.J.Z., Science Teacher
Mara Linaberger offered a plethora of inquiry based research that enabled me to learn as much as possible about digital portfolios, from formats to reflection. With introductory articles for each assignment, further research, and feedback from the other students and their research, I have learned an incredible amount, in addition to being allocated time to work on my own digital portfolioK.Z., Social Studies Teacher
In my opinion, the best part of the course was the actual experience of creating a portfolio.M.P., Elementary Teacher