Department of Education, Concord, NH
February 5, 2009 from 9AM to 1PM
Welcome to all attending this Gallery Walk of premier
portfolio tools! You’ll view demonstrations, try
assessment instruments, and gain insight from educators
and developers who are working to help schools. The
various solutions on display may serve different purposes
and are aimed at different audiences. The following questions
can help you determine which tools – or combination
of tools – may be most helpful to reach your educational
goals. Please think about these questions prior to attending,
and as you talk to our exhibitors.
Before you start – how would your school / district
answer these questions?
- What educational purpose will the portfolios serve
in your district?
- At what grade levels will you start working with
- What work on assessment or curriculum is taking place
(i.e, developing rubrics, curriculum mapping)?
- What technology do you have in place now?
- What's your budget? What are your possible funding
- What is your implementation timeline?
Questions to consider as you view the exhibitions in
the Gallery Walk:
- What kind of portfolio is this product? (i.e., career
portfolio, assessment portfolio, professional development
- Who creates the portfolios? Who reviews the portfolios?
- Is the portfolio meant to be used for in-school or
- What grade levels are meant to use this system?
- How extensively has it been used in K-12 schools?
In New Hampshire?
- How many schools have implemented this tool:
In one classroom? In a grade level?
In a whole school? In a whole district?
- What hardware do we need at the district to use this
- Is this compatible with other programs we are using
(such as our MIS)?
- What file formats can be stored on this system?
- What support is available (both virtually and locally)?
- What web 2.0 features are available and which ones
would I/we use?
- How much time is involved in setting it up? In maintaining
- Does our district have the technology capacity (hardware,
software, networking, and personnel) to handle this
solution? How much training is involved if we have
a new technology coordinator?
- Is it easy to use?
- What professional development (besides technology
training) is included and involved?
- Who does the work of putting together the portfolio
(students, teachers)? How much time is involved?
- Who has access to the portfolios?
- What types of reports can be generated? For individuals?
- What costs are involved? (Hardware, Software, Personnel
- What assessment tools (e.g., rubrics, student reflection)
- Can the product be easily mapped to national, state
and local standards?