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  1. 1. Lamar University College of Education Educational Leadership Beaumont, TXWeb 2.0, Literacy and ePortfolios Sheryl Abshire, Ph.D.Cindy Cummings, Ed.D.
  2. 2. Web 2.0 Term Web 2.0 made popular, initially to describebusiness models and trends that were sustained beyondthe tech sector crash of the 90s (OReilly, 2005) Things that had survived were similar in several ways.They tended to be collaborative, interactive, anddynamic. Users consuming content and creating it simultaneously. Today, term Web 2.0 not recognized as web of text, butrather web of multi-sensory communication.
  3. 3. Web 2.0/Literacy K-12 world huge consumer of dynamic user-centeredWeb 2.0 resources. K-12 classrooms using a wealth of Web 2.0 resourcesacross subject areas. Web 2.0 resources are available to students andteachers to create engaged interactive learningenvironment. King (2011) observed students culture has dramaticallychanged To align with students world, educators have alteredtheir pedagogical approaches.
  4. 4. Web 2.0/Literacy New pedagogical approaches are student centered andare in response to the cultural and literacy demands ofthe information age. Solomon and Schrum (2007) defined literacy todayacquiring new skills, including those of usingtechnology, understanding science, having globalawareness, and most important, having the ability tokeep learning (p.20). Consequently, we have seen huge strides made incontributing to the growth of literacy with the use ofWeb 2.0 tools.
  5. 5. Web 2.0 Research Enables interaction and collaboration (Parker &Chao, 2007; Tapscott & Williams, 2008) One-fifth of US higher education students activelycontributing content to blogs, wikis, photo or videowebsites and 18% contributed regularly to at leastthree of these (OECD, 2009) Relatively new paradigm which enablescontributions and communication (Mills, 2007)
  6. 6. e-portfolios PK-12 Web-based or electronic portfolios (e-portfolios, ePortfolios, efolios,digital portfolios, etc.) are a relatively new, but quickly expanding,component of teacher education programs (Strudler & Wetzel, 2005). e-Portfolio templates in teacher education programs range highly structured(e.g., foliotek) to those that are loosely defined by rubric where studentsindependently organize and constructformat of their own entries using websitedesign program (e.g., Google Sites). Electronic portfolios (ePortfolios) basicallyoperate as a "content-management system"(Jafari, 2004, p. 40).
  7. 7. e-portfolios PK-12 Chen and Light (2010) observed, ePortfolios allow students to select avariety of digital artifacts and assemble them in one place in order toexhibit presentation skills or reflect, inquire and analyze material ePortfolios require students to reflect on their learning. Richards and Guilbault (2009) contend that reflection has become asessential way for students to speak in their own voices. Critical reflection at strategic points in the development of theePortfolio creates a pathway for the formative examination anddemonstration of learning
  8. 8. Web 2.0 Tools EdShelf Google Tools, Slideshare, AudioBoo DropBox, DropVox, & MediaFire Web Conferencing, Skype, Google Talk/Chat Animoto, Podcasts, Stykz, Audacity, Wordle, Tagxedo Assistive Technologies YouTube, TeacherTube, SchoolTube, YouTubeEducation WikiSpaces, Blogger, WordPress EdTech Toolbox Cool Tools for Schools
  9. 9. Questions: Web 2.0 Tools What Web 2.0 tools and resources impact the way youlearn, communicate, and assess growth? How are you currently using Web 2.0 tools andeportfolio components with students? How are you providing leadership using Web 2.0 toolsto support and train faculty or staff?
  10. 10. Questions: Using Eportfolios What is the purpose for having students developelectronic portfolios? What are three types of student eportfolios? Storage Workspace Showcase https://sites.google.com/site/eportfolioapps/overview/levels Dr. Helen Barrett: http://electronicportfolios.com/
  11. 11. Questions: Considerations for You What ages are the students? What content areas? What is your current technology infrastructure (i.e., willyour network keep up with GoogleDocs networktraffic?)? What is your computer-to-student ratio? How many students will be implementing portfolios? Will you use some type of Internet/cloud/Web 2.0system? Dr. Helen Barrett: http://electronicportfolios.com/
  12. 12. Questions: Eportfolio Answers What? (The Past) What have I collected about mylife/work/learning? (my artifacts) So What? (The Present) What do those artifactsshow about what I have learned? (my currentreflections on my knowledge, skills and abilities) Now What? (The Future) What direction do I wantto take in the future? (my future learning goals) Dr. Helen Barrett: http://electronicportfolios.com/
  13. 13. Promising Practices Collaboration Project-based Learning Personalized Learning (Choices) Standards-based Critical Reflection Authentic Assessment Mentoring, Coaching, and Peer Review
  14. 14. Samples from Dr. Helen Barrett https://sites.google.com/a/brvgs.k12.va.us/chloemiksovic/home https://sites.google.com/a/brvgs.k12.va.us/hunter-wallace/home http://web-2-0byjc.wikispaces.com/ http://nicola-eportfolio.blogspot.com/
  15. 15. Cloud Computing Student Eportfolio Samples Ashley Student Dayton (Janette Hill, Teacher)http://informaitonstation.weebly.com/index.html Port Arthur (Hope Scott, Teacher)http://www.teacherweb.com/TX/MemorialHighSchool/HopeScott/apt4.aspx (Kim Talley, Teacher)https://sites.google.com/site/talley2012portfolio/
  16. 16. Cloud ComputingProfessional Eportfolio Samples Sara Tarragonahttp://www.sites.google.com/site/sarabaragona/ Janette Hill https://sites.google.com/site/janettehilleportfolio Pamela Comerhttps://sites.google.com/site/visionforedtechleadership/final-comprehensive-exam Sarah Lopezhttp://smlopez.wikispaces.com/
  17. 17. Cloud Computing Samples Marie Grigsbyhttps://sites.google.com/site/mariegrigsby/ Matthew Kitchenshttps://sites.google.com/site/gradesandupgrades/home Paula Brewtonhttps://sites.google.com/site/brewtonsinternshipportfolio/
  18. 18. Cloud Computing Professional EportfolioSamples Teacher Collaboration Kathy Payne, Erin Cobb, Michelle Barberhttps://sites.google.com/site/science2project/home Stephanie Connorhttp://bhsenglish2009.wikispaces.com
  19. 19. Contact InformationSheryl Abshire, Ph.D.sheryl.abshire@lamar.eduCindy Cummings, Ed.D.cdcummings@lamar.edu
  20. 20. For More Information:Lamar UniversityBeaumont, TXhttp://luonline.lamar.edu/ACP/graduate/med_edtechleadshp.htmhttp://lamar.edu/ http://stateu.com/lamar/