Portfolio of Learning activities are assessed according to the task description in your course guide and the following activity specific criteria. Some activities use three criteria points, others use 5 criteria points, depending on the nature of the responses required by the activity, but all are worth the same towards the overall criteria of your Portfolio of Learning and associated mark.
Create an eportfolio shell (equivalent to 700 words) in Google Sites that demonstrate your mastery of a range of ICT’s and your
ability to use help ﬁles and tutorials. This portfolio can be used for further courses in which you may be required to present
your achievements in a digital portfolio, for job applications, or teacher annual performance reviews. You do NOT need to include
in your portfolio examples of your work, only to create a shell that could be developed for this purpose. The focus of this learning
activity is to show you can learn new ICT skills, and demonstrate your capacity to integrate a range of ICT's into a coherent whole
for a speciﬁc purpose.
• Create a website in Google SItes;
• Personalise your site to make it distinct (changing colours, fonts, etc.) to produce a cohesive theme to your site. While
you can start with a template you should modify this if you do;
• On this site have at least three pages including an introductory page that has navigation tools (see below) and
information about/introducing yourself and your eportfolio ( NewPage > Template > WebPage );
• On the ﬁrst page, include a listing that shows your other pages (Insert > Sub-pages);
• Deﬁne headings and subheadings on your pages (Format);
• On each page, include a ‘table of contents’ that shows your headings and subheadings (Insert Table of contents);
• Include links to other websites via textual hyperlinks (Insert > Link);
• Include at least one image that you have permission to use (e.g. is found using an advanced Google image search with usage rights set to 'free to use or share' or has a Creative Commons share alike attribution) and acknowledge this with the name of the creator and link to the source of the image (Insert > Image);
• Include a link to another website via an image hyperlink when clicking on the image (Insert > Link);
• Upload a ﬁle (e.g. a PDF document) that can be accessed from your portfolio (New Page > Template > File Cabinet);
• Create a short video introducing yourself, edit it, make it public, upload it to youtube, and embed this on your site (Insert > Video > Youtube); (no more than 1 minute long)
• Create an introductory form (using Google Forms) asking visitors at least three questions and embed this in your portfolio (Insert > Spreadsheet Form);
• Create a calendar with at least 3 events during March of this year and embed this on your site (Insert > Calendar);
• Create a document in Google Docs and embed this on your site (Insert > Document);
• Create a short (3-5 slides or parts) Presentation (PPT/Keynote uploaded to Slideshare, Google Slides, Slide Rocket, or Prezi) and embed this on your site (Insert > Presentation or embedding HTML);
• Modify or create an image that reﬂects your interests in educational technologies, can be used as a banner on top of your site, and place this on your site (Insert > Image);
• Create a blog (in blogger or other blog service), write at least three posts, and embed an RSS stream from your blog into
your site (Recent Posts);
• Set website permissions to ensure that it is publicly accessible; and
• For one of your pages, change the page permissions so that only you can access this page (Sharing and Permissions). Place an obvious link to this private page on a public section of your site.
You should aim to interpret what can be accomplished in each of the above task elements by examining the Google Sites help files, youtube and online tutorials; analysing what can be done with each element to support a digital portfolio; and presenting a website as a professional digital portfolio. A satisfactory standard can be achieved by effective inclusion of at least half of the detailed elements into your digital portfolio shell, however High, Very High and Outstanding standards will not be achieved by just including more elements, at these standards you will need to show insight into the effective use, an integration of ICT elements to form a portfolio greater than its parts, and effective presentation of your digital portfolio. At these levels you would be expected to derive further understanding from the set readings, examples, and further reading into the concept of digital portfolios and educational technologies in general. You do not however need to include additional elements beyond that indicated in the above points.
Your digital portfolio shell will be assessed against the following criteria:
To submit your learning activity, selected 'Assessment" on Learning@Griffith, select 'Portfolio of Learning', then select "Portfolio of Learning Item 1: Digital Portfolio Template", then place a hyperlink to your digital portfolio into the comment section when submitting your assignment. Remember to ensure that you have made your website public.
Using the SunLANDER test analysis software (you will need to become familiar with the sunLANDER user guide) and the sample data set
Praxis (Teaching) > 1251EDN Understanding Information and Communication Technologies for Teaching and Learning >