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Digital Portfolios : Powerful Tools for Promoting Professional Growth and Reflection - Elizabeth Hartnell-Young

Digital Portfolios

Powerful Tools for Promoting Professional Growth and Reflection

Hardcover Published: 6th February 2007
ISBN: 9781412949293
Number Of Pages: 128

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'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 forces them to 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 development. Digital Portfolios, Second Edition, written by experts in the field, shows how you can use digital portfolios as a key component of your continuous professional learning and development. 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 achievements. 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 provides a comprehensive guide to the latest methods and techniques in professional portfolio development.

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"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 forces them to 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
"Novices are introduced to the wide scope of considerations regarding adoption of digital portfolios. For experienced practitioners, frames and matrices help to identify their own practices in relation to those of others."
-- From the Foreword by Barbara Cambridge
"The chapters are crafted for the inexperienced person confronted with keeping and maintaining a digital portfolio, but there are plenty of recommendations for the reader who has some experience but who needs fresh ideas to spice up the portfolio in preparation for an accreditation visit or in searching for new employment." -- Teacher Librarian, April 2007
"Experts in the field provide educators and libraries catering to both education professionals and businesspeople with an excellent survey to creating a digital portfolio that accurately communicates professional goals and achievements." -- The Bookwatch, October 2007

Foreword: Connecting Ideas to Spur Thinking
Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
Professional Learning, Portfolios, and Today's Technology
Why Go Digital?
Looking Forward, Looking Back: Integrating Personal Vision Into Your Portfolio
Ten Steps to Producing a Digital Portfolio
Understanding the Technology: Keeping the Portfolio Alive!
Presenting a Digital Portfolio
Evaluating a Digital Portfolio
Sharing the Knowledge: Global Networking
Enhancing Change Through Digital Portfolio Development
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9781412949293
ISBN-10: 1412949297
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 6th February 2007
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.5  x 1.02
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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