Developing Portfolios in Education, Second Edition, walks teachers through the practical aspects of creating portfolios and demonstrates how they can be used as an action research tool for reflection and professional development. Authors Ruth S. Johnson, J. Sabrina Mims-Cox, and Adelaide Doyle-Nichols include checklists, visuals, organizational strategies, and hands-on tools to help readers through every step of developing a professional portfolio.

Key Features

Emphasizes the role of standards as they apply to portfolio content and evaluation; Includes chapter-opening scenarios that offer real-world examples of portfolio development

New to This Edition

Presents a chapter that links portfolio development to action research; Contains updated material on electronic portfolio development; Provides new step-by-step descriptions of the portfolio process written specifically for teachers

Accompanying Student Resources on CD provide video clips of portfolio presentations, sample electronic portfolios for elementary and secondary teaching credential candidates, PowerPoint slides, tables, templates, and links to Web sites.

Creating Electronic Portfolios

Creating electronic portfolios

I hear and I forget, I see and remember, I do and I understand.


Chapter Objectives

Readers will be able to

  • organize artifacts into folders,
  • name artifacts using naming conventions,
  • determine which tool to use,
  • create an electronic portfolio using Microsoft Word 2007,
  • create a Web-based electronic portfolio using Microsoft Word 2007,
  • create an electronic portfolio using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, and
  • create a Web-based electronic portfolio using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007.


Esmeralda and Kim are two credential students who are reviewing the requirements in their EDIT 430, “Technology for Teachers,” course. Kim is concerned when she reads that they must create an electronic portfolio as one of their assignments. Kim begins, “This technology stuff seems so unnecessary for the portfolio. I already have a hard copy of my portfolio, and my ...

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