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Building E-Portfolios Using PowerPoint: A Guide for Educators, Second Edition addresses the use of e-portfolios by pre- and in-service educators as a self-assessment tool and as a way to measure their studentsAe performance. The first half of the book explains what portfolios are, what makes an electronic portfolio (or e-portfolio) superior to physical portfolios, and how they should be organized. The second half of the book addresses which computer programs can be used to build an e-portfolio, then presents detailed instructions on using Microsoft PowerPoint(R) to create effective, visually rich portfolios. The book is filled with pedagogy, each chapter beginning with a oconversation scenarioo to add relevance and meaning for the reader. There are also numerous charts, summaries, a glossary, and appendices. A Student Resource CD with PowerPoint templates, sample e-portfolios, and additional student resources is available.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781412956758
ISBN-10: 1412956757
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 22-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Kathleen K. Montgomery

Kathleen Montgomery is an Associate Professor in the Education Department at The University of Scranton. She is an elementary education generalist who has taught grades K-8 for sixteen years in the United States as well as in International Schools. She served as the Director of Undergraduate Programs at The University of Scranton and has authored numerous articles and a book on alternative assessment methods, including portfolio assessment. David A. Wiley is a Professor in the Education Department at the University of Scranton in Scranton PA. After teaching science for more than fourteen years, he moved to the University in 1988. He has served as Department Chair for over nine years, is now serving as Certification Officer, and was a co-author of the assessment plan used with teacher candidates at the University of Scranton. His research interests include mathematics and science education, technology education, and teacher effectiveness in the classroom setting. He has authored more than forty articles and three previous books in his areas of expertise. He has presented at the Pennsylvania and the National Science Teachers Associations, at the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, and meetings of many other organizations. His service agenda is heavy in the area of teacher preparation and working with science teacher professional associations. Dr. Wiley is married, the father of a son and three daughters, and lives in Clarks Summit, PA where, in his spare time, he volunteers with the Clarks Summit Fire Company.