Creative Constructor
Lab Virtual
Leadership Exchange
at ISTELive 21
Edtech Advocacy &
Policy Summit

Going Googley: Student Portfolios Using Google Sites

Explore and create
Pre-registration required

Explore and create : BYOD

Monday, June 24, 12:00–1:00 pm
Location: 118C

Cassandra Gartung   Tonja Parkin  
Create a purposeful collection of student work that exhibits the student's efforts, progress and achievements using Google Sites. Teachers and students collaborate to communicate to the community the learning taking place within the classroom. Learn how to build a student- or classroom-based website for any subject or grade level.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Principals/head teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Participants should have: -Google Apps for Education account
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Communication and collaboration
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, Math
ISTE Standards: For Administrators:
Digital Age Learning Culture
  • Provide learner-centered environments equipped with technology and learning resources to meet the individual, diverse needs of all learners.
For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
For Educators:
  • Collaborate and co-learn with students to discover and use new digital resources and diagnose and troubleshoot technology issues.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Portfolios are a common tool used in many classrooms. Portfolios help students find their passion and purpose through reflection and goal setting. Technology has become the vehicle for communication in the 21st century. This session will teach participants how to bring traditional portfolios into the 21st
century using Google Sites.

Participants who complete this session will be able to competently create a Google Site to communicate learning from the classroom to families and/or community. Users will understand how Google Apps for Education sync seamlessly in this easy to use interface. Building teacher and student competence with technology through collaboration and design will be the primary goal of this session. Participants will successfully create a working website with assistance from the presenters which they can use and implement with their students. They also will leave with a variety of resources which will support implementation and sharing of information with colleagues.


Outline Student Portfolios using Google Sites Outline:
1. Peer-to-Peer Interaction (15 minutes)
a. Digital Portfolio Defined
b. Creating a Digital Portfolio
c. How to Create a Digital Portfolio
2. Device-Based Activities (30 minutes)
a. Teacher Created Site
b. Student Created Site
3. Q&A Session/ Tech Support (15 minutes)

Supporting research

What Make a Portfolio a Portfolio?

Effective Use of E-Tools in Education: The Importance of Quality

How Digital Portfolios Document and Motivate Learning

5 Reasons to Use Digital Portfolios in the Classroom (

P21 Partnership for 21st Century Learning

Which e-portfolio tool is best for you?

More [+]


Cassandra Gartung, Victor Elementary School Distrcit
Tonja Parkin, Victor Elementary School District

People also viewed

Confessions of a LIfelong Doodler: Sketchnoting With Students
Going Googley: Creating Infographics With Google Drawings
Storytelling With Data: Visualization in Teacher Education