Implementation Process of Portfolios

The platform that we will be using for our educator portfolios is Evernote.
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What is Evernote?

Evernote is a web tool that allows users to bookmark, record voice mails, take text and voice notes, upload pictures, docs, PDFs and files, and capture images and information on the web as well as as a software download on your computer or as a plugin for your browser and also as an application for your mobile device.  Follow this link to view a Prezi Presentation on what Evernote is.

Why Evernote?

Evernote works by connecting all the computers and phones you use daily, allowing you to capture something in one place and then access it from another. To get started, visit www.evernote.com and sign up for a free account. Go to evernote.com/getit
to install Evernote on every computer, phone and tablet you use. There are versions of Evernote for Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry and more.  * Our teacher leaders will be using Evernote Premium for their portfolios.  Evernote offers a substantial discount to educational institutions.

Why Create A Growth or Teaching Portfolio?

A portfolio is really useful way to store projects, writing samples, and student-centered learning. It can be used by students, parents, and teachers to document progress and learning in the classroom and teaching effectiveness.  A Growth Portfolio enables you, the instructor, to think more critically about your teaching, to create new methods of assessing it and to discuss pedagogy with colleagues, advisors, students and others.
HOW 
ARE
 TEACHING
 PORTFOLIOS 
USED?
As 
a
“product”
(for
 decisions
–
evaluative, 
summative)
  • To 
communicate 
your 
teaching
 effectiveness to administration
  • 
To
 communicate 
your 
teaching 
to 
students, 
colleagues, 
community

As
 a
 “process” 
(for 
development
–
formative, 
reflective)

  • To 
record
 your
 teaching 
experiences 
over
time
  • To 
provide
 themes 
and 
evidence 
for 
your
 evaluative 
portfolio

Getting Started With Evernote

Follow the links to find video tutorials for each device.

Getting Started Using The Web Version
Getting Started Using Windows
Getting Started Using Your iPad or iPhone
Getting Started Using Your Android

Evernote Tips and Tricks

Evernote Support

Having problems with your Evernote?  First we recommend that you would make sure it is not in the Evernote Q&A modules.  If you are still not able to solve your problem please contact us and we can help you find a solution!

Evernote’s Solutions Page

Samples of What To Include In Your Portfolio

Teachers
Specialists and Other Staff
Administrators