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Using Google Slides to Create Student Portfolios

Creating electronic portfolios is no longer a pipe dream, an impossible wish for students and/or teachers. The tools are now available to easily create student ePortfolios with a variety of free digital tools. In this session, we will explore how to take advantage of Google Slides--which allows easy embedding of text, images, YouTube videos--for ePortfolios. 

You can, of course, also combine Google Slides with Google Drive, an online space to save content. And, in the end, students can carry this ePortfolio with them as they advance from grade to grade, enhancing it over time. Also, they can back it up and take it with them when they leave the school system!

  1. Introductions & Housekeeping
    1. Session Overview
    2. Why Google Slides for ePortfolios?
  2. Key tenets of ePortfolios
    1. Growth over time
    2. Helps students reflect on their own learning
    3. Helps students take ownership of their work for life
    4. Adapt templates
  3. What are the key elements of an ePortfolios?
    Respond in TodaysMeet -
  4. ePortfolio Artifacts - Easy to embed in Google Slides
    1. Images
    2. Sound
    3. Video
    4. Digital Documents
  5. Google Slides Sample ePortfolio
  6. Sharing and Collaboration
    1. Create Google Docs document or Slides presentation as an organizational unit (e.g. graphical table of contents) for other slideshows featuring student content
    2. Make Google Slides presentation a part of a Google Sites ePortfolio for easy embedding and access.
    3. Share Google Slides presentations with parents
    4. Create an RSS feed of Google Slides presentations using either Google Sites Announcements or Diigo Social Bookmarking tool, which generates an RSS feed for a one word tag ("eportfolio").
  7. Wrap-Up

Sample ePortfolio Jeremiah Johnson

Tips for Collecting Media
  1. Save audio/video to Google Drive, then create a link to the file.
    1. Audio file should be in MP3 format.
    2. Video file should be in MP4 or WebM format.
  2. How to Record Narrated Slideshow or ScreenCast:
    1. Use free Nimbus Screenshot/Screencasting tool
  3. How to Record Audio:
    1. Use to record audio and save (a.k.a. Download) MP3 audio file. Then save it to GoogleDrive in the same place.
    2. Get the "Share" link for the MP3 audio file.