Saturday, June 15, 2013

Building Online Portfolios in LiveBinders

What a week it’s been!  I’m sorry I’ve been so absent, but this week has been fully devoted to finishing up my students’ online portfolios.  We began building our portfolios about 5 weeks ago, and have been working through these steps toCreate online portfolios with your elementary students using LiveBinders build our portfolios using www.livebinders.com

 1.)  The students used a printed brainstorming sheet to decide on what would go into each tab of their LiveBinder.  My students decided on at least one thing they learned in each subject this year, their favorite activity in that subject, any projects or websites they could link to, and any pictures or videos they were interested in adding.  (Grab the brainstorming sheets from my TPT store, along with student and teacher technology tips in my Student Created Online Portfolios Made Easy packet.)

The students had to come up to with all this information for: math, reading, writing, science, social studies, Arabic, French, drama, music, art and PE. 

2.)  Then, I conferenced with each student and encouraged them to add certain details or projects to their portfolios.

3.)  Next, the students went onto www.livebinders.com and created a binder named Online Portfolio.  The students created a tab with their grade level and subtabs with each of their subjects.

4.)  Students then typed in the information that was written on their brainstorming sheet into each tab.  They also linked each tab to projects we have done during the school year, storybirds, glogs, prezis, blog posts, even stories they typed in google docs.  These links provide the “evidence” for learning in each subject. 

5.)  This week, I conferenced with each student again, to check for grammar, spelling, etc. and to help them with any linking issues.  I also helped them add photos and videos that were saved on my computer or our class iPad.

5.)  On Friday, the students presented their online portfolios to their parents in a student-led conference format.  The parents loved seeing all the work put together, and talking to their students about all of the different projects they had completed this year.

 

I can’t share a whole portfolio with you because they contain private pictures and videos, but here are some screen shots of different portfolios.

 Create online portfolios with your elementary students using LiveBinders.

Create online portfolios with your elementary students using LiveBinders 

Create online portfolios with your elementary students using LiveBinders

 

 Create online portfolios with your elementary students using LiveBinders

Create online portfolios with your elementary students using LiveBinders

Create online portfolios with your elementary students using LiveBinders

Create online portfolios with your elementary students using LiveBinders

Create online portfolios with your elementary students using LiveBinders

Create online portfolios with your elementary students using LiveBinders

How do you do portfolios in your classroom?

Heidi Raki of Raki's Rad Resources