Work that is online needs to be put into their subject folder and this whole folder made public. This will ensure everything embedded on their site from this folder will be able to be viewed by anyone.
The students are to ensure that their sketch book work has been scanned and uploaded to the class communities so that it is available to be included on their sites.
Anyone who does not have a portfolio site is to sort out time with the teacher in order for that to be sorted out as soon as possible.
This is the whole class chat about using the Google Sites that they made at the start of the year using a template supplied by the teacher.
This is the direct instruction to one Year 11 student who has not set up their Google Site yet.
This shows some of the students working on their portfolio sites and a couple of them talking about putting the site together.
Lesson Topic :- Portfolio Sites
Year Group :- Year 11, 12 and 13
The students will have presented all of their up to date project work on their portfolio site (Google Site)
Links with the New Zealand Curriculum
Level 1,2 and 3
The students put all of their project work over the year into a portfolio.
This used to be all on paper and posted to Wellington in November. It is now a combination of a portfolio site in the form of a Google Site and their sketch books with their original drawings in. The Google site has all of the online documents that the students have completed for their research. It also has scans and photographs of
The link to the online portfolio and their sketchbook are sent away together and the external components of the projects are marked.
Most of the students made their Google Site at the start of the year by using the template supplied by the teacher.
They have completed most of their project work ready to go onto the sites.
They have used Google Sites before and are aware of how to embed things onto the pages.
Google site templates
The students need to continue to add work to their portfolio site as they finish it to keep the sites up to date.
Reflection and Analysis
What went well.
Having the students find all of their online project work and make sure it is in their class folder was a good way of refreshing their memories on what they have completed over the project time.
They then had to make this folder public. This was very useful as it stops them having to remember to make each individual document public so that they are viewable when embedded on their sites.
Reminding the students at the start of this activity what to do was useful as although they all know how to “do” sites, it has been a while since we were last on them and it is not something they are doing every day, so they forget.
What still needs work.
There were students who started a little late into the year so had not made the portfolio site at the start of the year like the rest of the group. I had to sit with these students individually to go through what to do and how to do it. It would have been better if
I had sat with them when they first joined the class, so they were ready to go with the sites when the work was done and ready.
I need to get the students to keep their sites up to date as they complete elements of work within the projects. This will then stop the need to do this in a big session at the end of projects. This is important as if the students do not come to class as often towards the end of term 3 and start of term 4 due to a variety of reasons, then their sites are up to date and ready to be sent away in November for external marking.
Max - Level 2
Alex - Level 2
Class Google Plus Communities