Student Portfolios - Getting Started Barbara W. Auten and JoAnn Roselli Christ the King Parish School Summary| Introduction|Objectives|Materials|Student Activity|Teacher Guide Summary The two teachers involved, with students, will compile portfolios including various samples of the students’ work. Student portfolios will be focused on one content area but display cross-content application. Grade level: 4 Introduction Introducing a teacher to the concept of using portfolios to compile a digital sampling of student work. Teaching the technology skills necessary for independent teacher use of portfolios. Evaluating the work included in portfolios. Objectives The Study Group (teachers) will work together to teach students content area material and how to compile the work to be included in their portfolios. The Study Group will document content standards tied to lessen plans. The Study Group will compile a portfolio of the Student Portfolio Project. The Study Group will develop and use rubrics to evaluate the content of student portfolios. Materials Multimedia Computer(s) with appropriate software. Scanner, digital camera, Student work samples in various media. Internet resource lists for Study Group and student content exploration. Student Activity Work sheet: Portfolios: Compiling Work and Saving It to a Designated Folder The students begin compiling a title slide for their portfolio in Word, Paint, or PowerPoint. Students save the title page by going through the process of creating a new folder, naming the folder, and saving the title page in the folder with the proper file name criteria. Extension Activity Students will view their folders from two pathways to see the folder in Windows Explorer and in My Computer Assessment Pre and Posttest: curriculum content knowledge. Pre and Posttest: creating a new folder and saving files in specific folders. Teacher Guide Web resource: http://expo.lcet.state.la.us/lvsteach/wordport/portall.htm http://expo.lcet.state.la.us/lvsteach/wordport/wordport.htm Time required: 45 minute computer class after reading assignment is completed in class or as a homework assignment. Grade Level: 4 Background Information: Students finish a reading assignment for reading or social studies. Students are assigned to answer questions about the assignment in a word document (alternative assignment draw a picture in paint.) These questions can be direct answers or in paragraph form. Where to find materials: textbook, teacher guide, Microsoft Word and/or Paint tutorials, Internet resource sites. Options: Students may include information about the author or topic through teacher provided web sites in their assignment. Rubric: Content Category Good Fair Poor Work indicated the student understood the reading assignment. Student answered all the questions asked. Was present throughout the complete lab activity Was cooperative and helpful Attitude contributed positively to the success of the group Rubric: Technology Category Good Fair Poor Was student able to locate the assigned folder? Did student save the in the correct folder with the correct file name criteria? Did student include clip art or a picture in the work? Student included a web site address (or hyperlink) to the teacher provided web resource. Student displayed a positive attitude while completing the tasks required. Standards Covered: Language Arts: ELA-1: E1, E4, E5 ELA –2: E3, E6 ELA – 3: E2, E3, E4, E5 ELA – 5: E1, E2, E3, E4 ELA – 7: E3 Technology: Communication: 1 Productivity: 2,3 Research: 1 Citizenship: 2, 3 Operation and Concepts: 1, 2 Portfolios: Compiling Work and Saving It to a Designated Folder This work sheet needs to be completed while you are sitting at a computer station. Follow the school procedure to log on to your work station. Open Microsoft Word In Word answer the following questions about the reading assignment. You may answer the questions in individual complete sentences or paragraph form. 1. Who were the two main characters in the story? 2. Where was the story setting? 3. What main idea was the story about? 4. When did the story happen? 5. Did the story have a happy or sad ending? Why? After you have answered these questions follow these instructions to save your work: Select: File Select: Save as Select: My Documents Select the icon to the right of the window that indicates a new folder. Select the icon to the top right that indicates a new folder. (The icon is a folder with an asterisk or star.) When the Create Folder window opens type in lower-case letters up to five letters of your last name and the first letter in your first name. (Example: Kelly Torres would type in: torrek) Click on the new folder to open it. In the lower file name window type in the first three letters as abc then type in the first three letters of your last name and the first letter of your first name. (Example: Kelly Torres would type in: abctork) The first three letters will change with each file you save. The teacher will instruct you with each project what the first three letters should be. After typing in the filename select save. The new file should appear in your new folder.
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