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We use Google Sites (within the Google Apps domain). This allows students to keep their portfolios in a "walled garden" with the option to share with family and friends. We have a transient student population. When students leave, they can migrate their portfolio to their gmail account and take their portfolio with them. Shabbi Shabbi Luthra Director of Technology American School of Bombay > From: Roger Sevilla <RSevilla@icsd.k12.ny.us> > > I know this is a big question, but what tools are folks using to have > students build eportfolios? Our Lehman Alternative School in Ithaca, NY > is part of the Coalition for Essential Schools and uses a graduation by > exhibition model. They have always had student build course and a > broader graduation "portfolio" but are now wanting to go digital. > > Their current thinking is to offer a course where the students can > technological literacy with a publishing tool and then use and refine > those skills over time as they build their portfolio. > > They have worked a bit with folks in the field that have done this as a > focus and piloted a tool, but have chosen to keep exploring other tools. > Currently they are proposing Dreamweaver but are asking me what else > they should be considering. > > If you have strong opinions of what to use (or not use) would you share > them with me. Also, if you have urls of publicly accessible portfolios, > can you provide them as well? Does anyone have firsthand experience > with any open source solutions? I'm sure they would prefer a tool that > allows personalization (not cookie cutter) but one that does not have > too steep of a learning tool... Oh, and is inexpensive! Lol > > tia > > -Roger > > ------------------------------------------------------------------- > Roger Sevilla > Technology Integration Staff Developer > Ithaca City School District > 1401 N. Cayuga St. > Ithaca, NY 14850 > (607) 274-6805 > firstname.lastname@example.org > > Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why > -Bernard Baruch --- 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