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Soundbites and Videos: Experiences with ePortfolios



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The following are some examples of ePortfolios from all age ranges and backgrounds, using different tools, that may give you some ideas about where to start with your own ePortfolio.

Examples of professional practice ePortfolios

Examples of schools and students using ePortfolios

  • Some more super examples from Pascale Hyboud-Peron, which include
  • Ilam School (Christchurch, NZ) - a video that shows the school's "move from hard copy portfolios to e-portfolios and online learning journeys in 2010. Principal, Lyn Bird, says this shift fits with future national standards reporting".
  • This document Digital Portfolios for Beginners (.pdf), as well as providing some useful guidelines and key questions you need to ask if you are adopting the use of ePortfolios, it also has some super Profiles of selected New Zealand schools and their associated ePortfolio pathway.
  • Examples of Year 12 student-created ePortfolios using Wikispaces.
  • This resource, by Helen Barrett, has a super selection of examples of student ePortfolios (mainly NZ examples) - Primary, Intermediate and High School
  • Student examples in MyPortfolio (Year 7 / 8). You'll need a Flash enabled machine to access these examples. You can download the .swf file here. You can also view a sample digital photography ePortfolio (in MyPortfolio) here.
  • For some examples of student, teacher and lifelong learner ePortfolios, you can also access this resource.
  • Three examples of students creating and learning with ePortfolios at Early Childhood Centres in NZ; and, while not specifically ePortfolio development, this example  might provide a useful way to support students into creating their own ePortfolios in ECEs.
  • TKI has 10 examples of schools (Primary, Intermediate, and Secondary) working with students to develop their own ePortfolios: Stories from schools
  • These TKI snapshots take a slightly different approach. Various software is listed, and when you click on the software that looks like something your students might enjoy using, an example of it in use in a school is provided.
  • Podcast from Radio New Zealand (May 2nd 2013), that summarises the key discussions we are having here in NZ around online assessments - the first interviewee is the head of the NZQA and the second a university professor. Is there a danger of simply planting old assessment methods in online environments? How will online assessment impact on teaching and learning and vice versa? Changes to the way students  are assessed  (20′07″) (Download: Ogg Vorbis  MP3)
  • Albany Senior High School video (Auckland, secondary) - Miranda Makin explains the benefits of using ePortfolios for students, including sharing the work they choose to showcase with parents
  • Point England School video (Auckland, primary) - a Learn, Create, Share approach to supporting literacy development
  • Assessment for learning and ePortfolios video (Russell Street School, Palmerston North) - Nick Rate speaks about ePortfolios and assessment for learning
  • Mt Roskill Grammar school video (Mt Roskill Grammar School, Auckland) - students talking about their experiences of using ePortfolios in general, and MyPortfolio in particular
  • Examples of students providing peer feedback.


Videos and case studies

  • To watch this video click HERE (.mov format)


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