It's Elementary! Using Electronic Portfolios with Young Students
Johm Moritz, Copper King Elementary School, Pendergast School District, United States ; Alice Christie, Arizona State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This paper will demonstrate how applying technology in a writing workshop can improve student learning and instruction by incorporating student reflection, teacher collaboration, individualized instruction and electronic portfolios where students write daily, have choice in their writing topics, work cooperatively and evaluate their own learning to become more skilled in their writing abilities. It highlights a yearlong project in which two teachers provided their 3rd and 4th grade multiage students the opportunity to publish their work to a web-based electronic portfolio using Word. This paper describes the project and the process that was taken to develop the portfolios and the forms of assessment used to analyze the project including the 6 traits, ISTE standards and the Arizona State Writing Standards that students met through this project. This model can be modified to use at all educational levels.
Moritz, J. & Christie, A. (2005). It's Elementary! Using Electronic Portfolios with Young Students. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 144-151). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).