This class was used to organize my website and collect my thoughts using the COVA model. My ePortfolio may change a dozen times before the end of this program, but this is my starting point. I am researching, trying ideas, changing the way I think, and learning. Dr. Harapnuik states that the act of creating an ePortfolio causes students to reflect making their learning deeper. As I have worked, I have grown as an educator. My thoughts are mixed with others as I work through all of this.
What does an eportfolio contain? The University of Waterloo states that an ePorfolio documents a students learning with not only products, but also processes. Dr. Harapnuik explains that the basic needs of an eportfolio are the following: A bio, main interests, projects, categories, archives, links, social media connections, and contact information. Creating and organizing all of these ideas is easier said than done and this is just the basic needs.
My biography: It is difficult for me to talk about myself without feeling vain. Collaboration is very important to being a great educator. I am involve in several Professional Learning Communities which have contributed to my work. "About Me" is a summary of who I feel I am.
Main Interests and Projects: At this point, my main interests are my projects in DLL masters program and helping teachers incorporate technology in their classroom. These two interests are fueling each other.
Archives: My site has not been up long enough for me to archive material, but I am prepared to do so.
Links and Social Media Connections: I have listed my favorite sites, books and people that I follow under "Resources"
Contact information: I have a page which allows users to contact me. I have not included my twitter account because I have not been active on social media and I am just beginning to figure out how to use it.
5303 EPortfolios has been a building class. I have rebuilt my site twice and rearranged my information over a dozen times and more changes will occur in the future. I hope to use this site to make me a life long learner and contributor to the learning community.
ePortfolios Explained: Theory and Practice. Centre for Teaching Excellence, University of Waterloo Retrieved from: https://uwaterloo.ca/centre-for-teaching-excellence/teaching-resources/teaching-tips/educational-technologies/all/eportfolios
Harpnuik, D. (2015, Sept). Why Use An Eportfolio? Retrieved April 2, 2019 from http://www.harapnuik.org/?s=reflecting
Harpnuik, D. (n.d). Eportfolio Retrieved April 2, 2019 from http://www.harapnuik.org/?page_id=5973