A. Learning Objectives
Students will be able to:
- Optimize photos of their paintings using Microsoft Paint Tool.
- Create an ePortfolio with a Fine Arts template.
- Link a blog to an ePortfolio.
- Explain how to add a text module and a gallery module.
This was the most productive ePortfolio workshop ever. By the time it ended, all students had their own ePortfolio with at least one image in the gallery module under the text module, which contains the course description. Painting students are not very tech savvy, but thanks to our well-prepared lab tech, the class went through a lot in two hours! I asked my students to bring in two digital images of painting assignments but already knew few students would photograph their paintings during the workshop.
My students might need to stop blogging and start working on ePortfolio. One student was not comfortable with the idea of having her blog on her newly created ePortfolio. I also thought a blog can look sloppy when seeing it with an ePortfolio because my class uses a blog like a sketchbook; it has its own quality and value, but does putting them together benefit my students in the way I want? I first thought that it was a great idea, but I am not sure now. I am curious to find out what my options would be to use both, blogs and ePortfolios, in one class.