Digital Teaching Portfolio Handbook A How-To Guide for Educators

ISBN-10: 0205343457

ISBN-13: 9780205343454

Edition: 2003 (Handbook (Instructor's))

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Description: The Digital Teaching Portfolio Handbook offers comprehensive information on preparing a teaching portfolio for a Web site or CD-ROM. This practical text not only demonstrates the process for developing a digital teaching portfolio, it also provides students with strategies and suggestions for creating an appealing package that is accessible to a diverse audience. The Digital Teaching Portfolio Handbook helps students understand the benefits of portfolios and how to use portfolios to enhance professional growth and success. This comprehensive guide is not only an essential learning tool but also a fabulous resource for students entering the teaching profession. When posted on the Web or burned on CD-ROM, digital portfolios provide easily accessible and professionally appealing representations of educators' work. But the process of producing a portfolio can be even more useful than the product. This text allows teachers to acquire skills while reflecting on their professional growth during developmentdisplaying pedagogical knowledge by using technological skills.

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List price: $66.40
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/2/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Introduction: digital teaching portfolios build better teachers
The case for digital teaching portfolios
Portfolios, Teaching Portfolios, and Digital Teaching Portfolios
Portfolios
Professional Portfolios
Working Portfolios
Presentation Portfolios
Teaching Portfolios
Teaching Portfolio Trends
Digital Teaching Portfolios
Advantages of Digital Teaching Portfolios
Challenges of Digital Teaching Portfolios
Summary
Check Your Understanding
Putting Portfolios in Perspective
Standards and the Quest for Educational Quality
The Relationship Between Choice, Standards, and Quality
Measuring Educational Quality with Standardized Testing
The Push for Authentic Assessment
Enhancing Teacher Professionalism
Professional Standards
Professional Standards and Digital Teaching Portfolios
Creating Standards-Based Teaching Portfolios
Implications of Standards-Based Teaching Portfolios for Measuring Educational Quality
Summary
Check Your Understanding
The Benefits of Digital Teaching Portfolios for Preservice and Inservice Teachers
Professional Benefits for Teachers
Creation of Digital Teaching Portfolios Makes Teachers Learners
Digital Teaching Portfolios Provide Opportunities to Learn About Technology
Digital Teaching Portfolios Improve Teachers' Impact on Students
Digital Teaching Portfolios Are Effective Tools for Demonstrating Teacher Competence
Digital Teaching Portfolios Help Teachers Get Jobs
Digital Teaching Portfolios Are More Portable
Digital Teaching Portfolios Are a Tool for Charting Future Professional Growth
Personal Benefits for Teachers
Digital Teaching Portfolios Promote a Sense of Accomplishment and Satisfaction
Digital Teaching Portfolios Are Evidence of Personal Growth
Skills Learned in Creating Digital Teaching Portfolios Have Personal Applications
Summary
Check Your Understanding
The Benefits of Digital Teaching Portfolios for Principals, School Districts, and Teacher Education Programs
Benefits of Digital Teaching Portfolios for Principals
Digital Teaching Portfolios Provide Well-Rounded Proof of Teacher Competence
Digital Teaching Portfolios Demonstrate Teachers' Technical Knowledge and Skill
Benefits of Digital Teaching Portfolios for School Districts
School Districts Benefit when Teachers Experience the Power of Digital Teaching Portfolio Development
School Districts Benefit when Teachers Understand the Role of Digital Teaching Portfolios in Authentic Assessment
School Districts Benefit when Teachers Develop Technical Skills from Creating Digital Teaching Portfolios
School Districts Benefit when Teachers Learn to Chart Their Own Professional Growth with Digital Teaching Portfolios
Benefits of Digital Teaching Portfolios for Teacher Education Programs
Digital Teaching Portfolios Help Schools of Education Deal with Issues of Accountability
Digital Teaching Portfolios Promote Continuity Throughout Teacher Preparation Programs
Digital Teaching Portfolios Help Build Community in Teacher Preparation Programs
Summary
Check Your Understanding
The Digital Teaching Portfolio Process
Planning your Digital Teaching Portfolio
Focusing Your Digital Teaching Portfolio
Framing Your Digital Teaching Portfolio
Framing Your Digital Teaching Portfolio Around Standards
Framing Your Digital Teaching Portfolio Around a Theme
Framing Your Digital Teaching Portfolio Around a Question
Developing Your Educational Philosophy Statement
Summary
Check Your Understanding
Considering Digital Teaching Portfolio Materials
What Are the Ingredients of Your Digital Teaching Portfolio?
Artifacts
Supporting Documentation
Collecting Digital Teaching Portfolio Content
Selecting Digital Teaching Portfolio Content
Quantity versus Quality when Selecting Artifacts
Reflecting on Digital Teaching Portfolio Content
Writing Reflective Statements
Summary
Check Your Understanding
Designing Your Digital Teaching Portfolio
Organizing Your Digital Teaching Portfolio Contents
Designing Your Table of Contents
Placing Artifacts in Different Categories
Storyboarding
Before Producing Your Digital Teaching Portfolio
Producing Your Digital Teaching Portfolio
PowerPoint
HTML (Netscape Composer)
Summary
Check Your Understanding
Evaluating Your Digital Teaching Portfolio
Portfolios and Evaluation
Evaluating Your Digital Teaching Portfolio
Conducting Formative Evaluation on Your Digital Teaching Portfolio
Conducting the Summative Evaluation of Your Digital Teaching Portfolio
Revising Your Digital Teaching Portfolio
Summary
Check Your Understanding
Publishing Your Digital Teaching Portfolio
Options for Publishing Your Digital Teaching Portfolio
Publishing Your Digital Teaching Portfolio on the World Wide Web Using FTP
Publishing Your Digital Teaching Portfolio on a CD or DVD
Publishing Your Digital Teaching Portfolio on a Zip or Floppy Disk
Publishing Your Digital Teaching Portfolio on Paper
Testing Your Portfolio
Summary
Check Your Understanding
Thinking about Putting "Digital" into Your Teaching Portfolio
Things to Consider Before and After Getting Started
The Digital Teaching Portfolio Commandments
When in Doubt, DON'T Throw It Out
Do It Digital
Be Organized, Not Frustrated
Log It or Lose It
If It Is Nice, Save It Thrice
Be Careful, Not Sorry! Pay Heed to Legal and Security Concerns
Give Credit Where Credit Is Due
Protect the Privacy of Your Students and Colleagues
Create and Stick to a Timeline
Summary
Check Your Understanding
Selecting a Design Tool
Factors Influencing Design Tool Selection
Other Factors to Consider when Selecting a Digital Teaching Portfolio Design Tool
A Brief Review of Design Tools
Kid Pix by The Learning Company
Powerpoint by Microsoft
HyperStudio by Knowledge Adventure
Acrobat by Adobe
The Teacher's Portfolio by Aurbach & Associates
Netscape Composer and HTML Editors
e-Portfolio by Chalk & Wire
Summary
Check Your Understanding
Hardware and Other Production Tools
Multimedia Computers
RAM
Processor
Hard Drive
Video System
Audio System
CD-ROM
Brand
Platform
Ports and Slots
Monitor
Modems and ISDN Cards
Scanners
Types of Scanners
Resolution
Color Depth Capacity
Scan Area
Dimensions
Scanner Software
Digital Cameras
Resolution
Storage Capacity and Method
Digital Video Cameras
Charged Couple Device
Special Features
Mass Storage Devices
SCSI Drives
CD-RW
DVD-R
Summary
Check Your Understanding
Principles of Graphic Design
The Importance of Graphic Design
The Principles of Graphic Design
Contrast
Repetition
Alignment
Proximity
Factors that Might Affect the Visual Appearance of Your Digital Teaching Portfolio
Summary
Check Your Understanding
Epilogue
The Principal's Digital Portfolio
Artifact Possibilities for Principals
Benefits of Digital Principal Portfolios for Principals
Digital Teaching Portfolio-Centered Professional Development: A Plan for Helping School Districts Deal with Problems Related to Professional Development
Problems with Time
Problems with Travel
Problems with Transfer
Addressing the Problems with Time
Addressing the Problems with Travel
Addressing the Problems with Transfer
Letter to Parent/Guardian Describing Release Form
Minor Release Form
References
Index
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