Project Description:

Students used wiki’s to create e-portfolios. On the front page they wrote an autobiography and included a picture of themselves. They created links for each ESLR. The 4th grade teachers guided the students in choosing one piece of evidence for each ESLR. The students then scanned, resized (too large for wiki) and uploaded them onto their wiki. They wrote a reflection as to why they selected such a piece for that particular ESLR.

IT Standards/Benchmarks:

1.1 Know how to use keyboards and other common input and output devices (including adaptive devices when necessary); access network resources (e.g., printers, fileservers); and use common peripherals (e.g., scanners, digital probes, digital cameras, video projectors).
1.2 Students recognize, discuss, and visually represent ways technology has changed life and work at school and in the home, community, business, industry, and government over the past three decades.
1.3 Identify and know how to use Menu options in application programs to develop text, graphic, spreadsheet, and Web documents; save, print, format, and add multimedia features; store, access, and manage files; and use dictionary, thesaurus, and spelling and grammar tools.
1.6 Identify basic software commands used to manage and maintain computer files on a hard drive, diskette, or CD-ROM; manage and maintain their files on a network; and know how to exchange files with other students and the teacher via network file-sharing and e-mail attachments.
3.1 Identify and apply common productivity software features such as menus and toolbars to plan, create, and edit word processing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.
3.2 Know procedures for importing and manipulating pictures, images, and charts in word processing documents and spreadsheets, presentations, and other creative works.
4.1 Identify telecommunications tools (email, online discussions, Web environments) and online resources for collaborative projects with other students inside and outside the classroom who are studying similar curriculum-related content.
4.2 Identify a variety of media and formats to create and edit products (e.g., presentations, newsletters, Web pages, portable document format) that communicate syntheses of information and ideas from the curriculum to multiple audiences.