Back to Student Portfolios on the Web Unit Lesson Plans
- Grade Level: Elementary, Middle School, High School
- Subject Area: All subject areas
Students create their Web portfolios and up-load them onto the server.
- Critically reflect on the work they have created over a given time period.
- Identify areas in their work where they need to develop and grow.
Materials and Resources
In developing our lessons and activities, we made some assumptions about the hardware and software that would be available in the classroom for teachers who visit the LETSNet Website. We assume that teachers using our Internet-based lessons or activities have a computer with the necessary hardware components (mouse, keyboard, and monitor) as well as a World Wide Web browser. In the section below, we specify any "special" hardware or software requirements for a lesson or activity (in addition to those described above) and the level of Internet access required to do the activity.
- Special hardware requirements: A scanner and access to server space to store portfolios.
- Special software requirements: None.
- Internet access: A medium-speed (28,000 BPS via modem) or high-speed (greater than 1 MBPS via network) connection.
- Have students engage in a final review of the items they have selected to be included in their portfolio. You may want to set a number of items that each student should have in their portfolio. (This is especially important for Web portfolios given the extra time it takes to create Web documents and up-load them to the server.) As a part of final selection process, students should write a written reflection on what they have learned as a result of the portfolio selection process.
- Create Web documents for student portfolio items. You should also create an umbrella page that serves as an index to all the students portfolios.
- You may want to visit our Professional Development modules "Intro to Web Publishing module," "Basic HTML module," and "Advanced HTML module" (see our list of Internet Resources below). These modules outline the processes of Web publication and offer additional resources to help you learn how to author Web documents.
- Up-load students' Web portfolios to the server.
LETSNet Professional Growth Modules
- Web Publishing Module
This provides a basic discussion of how to get started publishing on the Web. Included are topics such as learning HTML, generating HTML on a word processor, options for creating HTML documents, and how to set up a Web server.
- Basic HTML Module
This module helps you learn how to add extras to your Web pages such as sound, images, backgrounds, buttons, and lines.