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ERIC Number: ED410934
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Supporting Student Teachers with Laptop Computers: A Project of the School of Education at Columbus State University.
Riggsby, Dutchie
This paper describes a project at Columbus State University (Columbus, Georgia) to have students in the School of Education develop an electronic resume. A grant proposal was written which requested laptops for the development of electronic portfolios, and funding was received. Student participants were selected and were provided with Macintosh laptops. The rules for use of the laptop stress the responsibility of the student to take advantage of the portable nature of the machine and to provide security for the unit. The new user is provided with e-mail and Internet access in conjunction with a session on how to access the campus LAN system. As the participant was introduced to the classroom, in the course of student teaching, the importance of the variety of activities were stressed as those which might be used as examples of skills and achievement to be included in the portfolio. The student is encouraged to be creative in the development of the portfolio in an effort to reflect individuality. During lab sessions, each participant is encouraged to use the laptop as a means to facilitate the mastery of new skills in the use of applicable software packages. Digital cameras with appropriate software are used to capture such things as classroom activities, bulletin boards and other display items. As the quarter progresses, the participants work on incorporating the selected samples into the electronic portfolio and at the same time, increasing their skills in the use of the software application of choice. At the conclusion of the quarter, participants present their finished product to the group. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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