A History of the Portfolio – Josh, Jacob, and Andrew

26 Sep


Posted by on September 26, 2013 in Uncategorized


7 responses to “A History of the Portfolio – Josh, Jacob, and Andrew

  1. DB

    September 26, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Nice use of Prezi to suggest a linear reading of your text. Could you make Ed White look any more haggard? Seriously, you provided a list of affordances, but why not constraints? Are you arguing for the portfolio?

  2. brucebowlesjr

    September 26, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    I was originally skeptical of Prezi for this, yet your Prezi actually gave me a sense that I was traveling through the history of portfolios–it was quite intriguing.

    What might Yancey’s hypothesized “4th Wave” look like?

    I’d like to know more about debates/conversations in regard to e-portfolios.

  3. E Workman

    September 26, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Great pictures–especially Ed White. I also appreciated your discussion of the portfolio as the field’s first major original assessment construct. I, too, am a little curious about the constraints of the portfolio. Does anyone in the field argue against portfolio use?

  4. jeffnaftzinger

    September 26, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Comment: You guys did a really great job utilizing Prezi for this assignment. I would like to apprentice with you to figure out how to make a non-vomit comet Prezi.

    Question: Was there a reason you decided not to go with a traditional timeline? And by that I mean excluding dates.

    Suggestion: Along the lines of my question, I think I would have liked to have seen some dates along with the movements you guys talk about. I think it would have helped me see how long it took to go through these waves/shifts in using portfolios in the classroom.

  5. jasonecuster

    September 26, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Comment: I like the balance of text you’ve got here. It’s just about right for a Prezi (not too long or too vague) and for easy reading throughout.
    Question: Where do you see the most important moves in portfolio assessment happening based on what you’ve compiled?
    Suggestion: Maybe it was my own faulty going in assuming it’d be a “traditional” timeline, but the earlier portion with the dates in the 1970s and 80s led me to believe we’d keep coming back to concrete dates, but in some places that was hard to ascertain. I’d recommend making the dates more obvious to give each movement a more obvious sense of chronological progression.

  6. amypiotrowski

    September 26, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Well done – very clearly laid out and easy to follow. I agree with DB that you’ve got a great list of affordances of portfolio, but no constraints. You make a compelling case for portfolios and for e-portfolios. What constraints, issues, or pitfalls do teachers need to have in mind when they decide whether and how to use portfolios in their classes?

  7. sarahm1320

    September 26, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    The balance of images and texts in your prezi is visually and mentally pleasing; seeing people’s faces helped remind me that behind each of these scholarly articles is a scholar. You guys made great use of prezi! Do you think that you could have included a discussion of the evolution of some more of the different types of portfolios without complicating the timeline too much? My suggestion is the same as my question.


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