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Barbara, Our school was looking into digital portfolios as well and I was in charge of finding the best platform. We initially were planning on using PBworks wikis, but the time that would be needed to create a unique wiki for each student and train them in its use would be rather time-consuming. For the past year I have been working with the developer of edu20.org to develop a student portfolio feature. Edu20.org is a free, web-based Learning Management System (LMS) that allows teachers to deliver content and instruction online. It also has a very user-friendly portfolio feature. I would high recommend this over all other alternatives. I have used Blackboard, WebCT, AngelLearning, Sakai, MIT Openware, Mahara, google sites, pbworks, wikispaces, and many others and I can promise that you will find no other platform that offers the features and usability that edu20.org offers. Matt Henchen History Teacher/Tech Integrationist Harwood Union High School > From: "Peshette, Alix" <email@example.com> > > Hi Barbara, > > I've been following the topic of e-portfolios for a while. Will each > student have his own Google Site for his e-portfolio? To my knowledge, that > is the only way to provide a secure environment for just that student and > the teacher to edit and view it. A good resource for information on Google > Sites e-Portfolios is Helen Barrett's web site. > http://sites.google.com/site/eportfolios/ > > If you were looking for a single location for all the portfolios, something > like PB Wiki would be good as it provides many levels of permissions, down > to the page level. Another option is the open source Mahara, but it would > require installation on a server. http://mahara.org/ > > Just food for thought... > > -Alix > > Alix E. Peshette > Coordinator for Instructional Technology > Placer County Office of Education > 360 Nevada St. Auburn, CA. 95603 USA > 530-745-1495 > > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://www.linkedin.com/in/alixpeshette/ > Blog: http://alixpeshette.edublogs.org > http://delicious.com/Artfully > Google Certified Teacher > > "Technology - opening minds with a new set of keys" > > From: Barbara O'Donnell <email@example.com> >> >> The High School in my district would like to implement electronic >> portfolios for the incoming Freshman class (and all classes from next year >> on). We would like something accessible from home and school. Eventually >> we would have approximately 800 students participating. The purpose of the >> portfolios would be so that the student can document their own learning in >> applying the use of technology to various content areas. Any suggestions >> on how other districts have implemented electronic portfolios would be >> appreciated. We were thinking about Google Sites---any experience with >> using it for this purpose? >> >> Barbara O'Donnell >> Supervisor of Computer Technology --- Edtech Archives, posting guidelines and other information are at: http://www.h-net.msu.edu/~edweb Please include your name, email address, and school or professional affiliation in each posting. To unsubscribe send the following command to: LISTSERV@H-NET.MSU.EDU SIGNOFF EDTECH