· The Johns Hopkins Digital Portfolio is an electronic repository of a student's work organized around a defined set of professional principles/standards. It allows for collection and display of artifacts, such as:
o lesson plans,
o audio and video clips,
o sample student work,
o other web-based materials,
o an online journal for reflection,
o and a messaging system promoting collaboration with peers and advisors.
· Accompanying portfolio guide with access code - introduces students to portfolio development and provides them with a step-by-step user guide for accessing and using the JHU Digital Portfolio.
o This guide provides students with a one-time access code, foundational information about portfolio development, a step-by-step user guide for the JHU Digital Portfolio program, and a Resources section with guidelines and practical tips for portfolio development.
FEATURES OF THE JHU DIGITAL PORTFOLIO
- Web-based environment with user-friendly interface - users can access and input information easily from any computer with Internet access.
- Whether in their dorm room, in class, or student teaching users can easily add, share, and revise content, send or receive materials for assessment, and access a comprehensive help function.
- File Cabinet feature - allows users to add artifacts and files to their working portfolio easily
- Similar to a traditional filing cabinet, the Digital Portfolio offers a tool for uploading, storing, and organizing a wide variety of electronic files for later inclusion in a student's portfolio. Transition from collection and annotation to presentation in one simple step.
· Tied to Standards --A school or program can determine the set of standards that will provide the primary organizational structure for their students' portfolios (INTASC, ATE, ISTE, CEC, etc.).
o INTASC standards are pre-loaded. In addition, students can easily input their own sets of local, state, or national standards that may be relevant to their area of expertise.
- Reinforces and encourages reflective teaching practice - through convenient journal tool
- Provides space for recording and storing reflections and thoughts about professional experiences and allows for conversion of entries to artifacts in order to help demonstrate growth over time. .
- Final presentation portfolios - serve as both a showcase of student work for prospective employers and a vehicle for continued professional development and reflection.
- Students can produce three web-based portfolio presentations simultaneously, tailored for specific uses including completion of a course, an education program, or for employment.
- Built in Message Center - provides a communications hub from which messages and feedback may be sent and received from one easy-to-use, convenient interface for the purpose of constructive feedback.
- Encourages and facilitates collaboration by furnishing students with an easy, safe, and secure method for sharing their work with peers, advisors, and a portfolio review team.
A Great Value
- The Johns Hopkins Digital Portfolio web-based portfolio program
- The Johns Hopkins Digital Portfolio Guide
- 100 megabytes of file storage to accommodate today's video and web-based media technologies
- 5 month subscription with an option to renew
- Purchase individual access to The Johns Hopkins Digital Portfolio and Guide for $25
Only $15 when value-packed with a Merrill Education text. To receive this offer contact your local Prentice Hall/Merrill Education representative for a special ISBN prior to placing your book order with the bookstore.