"Teaches you how to build a portfolio and shows the potential benefits of the portfolio process. Qualitative research, which is essentially what portfolios lead to, is beneficial for teachers because it helps them reflect on what actually happens in their classrooms. I can't think of a more powerful tool for learning and growth."
—Erin Powers, English Teacher, Paul Revere Charter Middle School, Los Angeles, CA
Create a digital portfolio that effectively communicates your professional values, goals, and achievements!
Digital technology offers powerful tools to educators who wish to develop electronic portfolios to foster and enrich their professional learning. Digital Portfolios, Second Edition, written by experts in the field, explores the latest methods and techniques for creating electronic portfolios.
In this revised edition, Elizabeth Hartnell–Young and Maureen Morriss demonstrate how teachers, principals, and professors of education can develop high–quality portfolios that reflect personal vision, record professional growth, and celebrate accomplishments.
The authors present a comprehensive framework for portfolio development, from determining the audience and selecting material from a personal archive, to defining, producing, and sharing your digital portfolio. This timely resource offers ten easy–to–follow steps and:
- Provides the "why" for creating digital portfolios
- Emphasizes the importance of reflection as part of the process
- Presents tips and strategies for using digital technology
- Includes guidelines for evaluating portfolios
Whether you are a novice teacher or a veteran educator, this practical handbook is your comprehensive guide to digital portfolio development.