Below are tutorials for creating a FREE
E-Portfolio website using Google Sites. If you are a student of
Professor Stein's in either a "Live" or "Online", distance learning
course format, you most probably have been asked to create your own
E-portfolio site. Note that other instructors at Touro College,
Marymount Manhattan College in NYC, Queensborough Community College,
may ask you to use this method. ALL ARE WELCOME!
Please DO NOT become overwhelmed!
Help will be
provided by classmates in Blackboard (typically in either a BB
Discussion Board Forum E-portfolio or by asking questions in BB
Discussion Board FAQ forum. In "Live" classes your professor and
classmates will assist. Video conference can be arranged with
Professor Stein as well ( very cool).
Where do you start
when you heart stops racing!!!!! start to read below:
Four IMPORTANT items:
1. My style is in alignments with
When teaching, light a fire, don't
fill a bucket. by Dan Snow
2. Any parent can tell you the first few words their child
speaks and then is amazed at the proliferation of vocabulary "a
Creative Burst" and might say "where did they learn this" So it is
with e-portfolio. Here we teach a few basics in the beginning to get
you started. How to create a gmail in the correct form, then new
pages page, then headings and dual columns, even add video and
images. Then you are on your own ,then copy paste headings and then
we wait for that "Creative Burst".
3- SAFETY IS MOST important we teach the IAUP of NYC. This
states what is allowed ( albeit from NYC DOE) and discusses what a
professional site should have and NOT have. on it.
4. You are the owner of your site and have total responsibility for
what is on it. You can delete the site at any time as you can any
video or image you have placed on it. Advising your supervisors that
you have a site, conforming to the NYC DOE Internet Acceptable Use
Policy (IAUP) and District and School policies is vital for your
acceptance and success.
Our Objective: Use
e-portfolio safely to demonstrate your educational prowess in a
professional manner, to land that position or promotion, communicate
with colleagues and students in a professional approved manner.
pleased to show you an excellent example of a student site:
schools.webhop.org/touromdavis1 or visit
Schools.webhop.org/touroportfolios faculty and student sites
student.webhop.org and faculty.webhop.org also work in addition to
1- Create a NEW Gmail Account and complete the form
1. First you will
need a to create a NEW Gmail - FREE account (see below) at
Gmail.com in a specific format.
It is important to know that the email is not intended to be used
for email but rather to create a website, upload documents, show
video and so much more. Your NEW Gmail address is the key to
new world on the Internet.
Directions for Touro College - Students and Staff:
Create a gmail account in the form
NO SPACES OR CAPITAL LETTERS
An example for John Doe would be
firstname.lastname@example.org -INACTIVE LINK
(note no ".", caps or spaces).
IMPORTANT: During the creation process at gmail you will be asked to
supply an alternate email address.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE ENTER
In this way I will automatically receive confirmation that your
account was created.
To create a new gmail account please go to
and choose "Sign-up for Gmail" and follow directions.
creating the above account please complete the following Online Form
Touro Gmail Accounts and Student Information Form for ALL
E-portfolios for students and staff are also being used at several
Please substitute the college prefix for "touro" in the following
Queesnborough Community College
Marymount Manhattan College
Prof. Stein will typically ask you to
convey NEW account information via the online class form, so that he can
Create Your E-Portfolio Gmail account
2- Create your E-portfolio site ...Your e-portfolio site will be
the same as the first part of your NEW Gmail account created above
If your name is Ronald Lehrer
Your gmail would be
When creating your site enter tourorlehrer (make sure you do NOT
Create your e-portfolio site (at google sites)
3. What would be my Domain? When I create my e-portfolio site
how can others view it?
After creating a site ( step 2 above) you may ask others to view
your site from anywhere in the world!
be located at schools.webhop.org
For Students and Faculty schools.webhop.org/add the first part of your gmail
address (do not include the @gmail.com)
If your name is Ronald Lehrer (Note Dr. Ronald Lehrer)
His gmail would be
The site he created is tourorlehrer (make sure you do NOT include @gmail.com)
You can view the site you just created at
This is his domain!
Create your Domain
View the new power
you will soon acquire in communicating with your future students,
their parents and your colleagues by viewing some of the e-portfolio
teaching sites created by former students of Professor Stein.
This can be viewed on the
Tech Showcase of Dr. Ronald Lehrer, Associate Dean of Education
at Touro College. His website is
4- What should and should NOT go on a site?
Watch the IAUP video below and read/review NYC IAUP
If you are a student of Professor Stein you have by now completed an
Assignment IAUP. In this assignment you review the Internet
Acceptable Use Policy for NYC DOE. It is important to know what
should be on your site and pages (i.e. your name and title and some
contact information). What should NOT be on the site pages (i.e.
Copyrighted material, student pictures without official media
VIDEO TUTORIAL- IAUP
- Internet Acceptable Use Policy
5- Get Creative!
Here is where it gets difficult....because you can go in many
directions to accomplish many goals.
I have created Tutorials below. Also click help when you are on your
site to view help from Google.
LINK TO GOOGLE HELP
are a student of Professor Stein you are asked to both help and
compete with classmates to create the BEST Teaching SIte with videos
of others, your own video lessons and MORE....
will want to:
graphics to a page,
create new pages, add links (where you click a word and it takes
you someplace or opens a file),
Embed video from Youtube.com (so that the video appears on your
page but really it is located on youtube.com so that you do NOT
OWN IT), and MORE...
For a sample of embedded video use the links below
Ronald Lehrer's page on
have created some tutorials below, which you might find helpful.
5.4. Create a web site
domain- A website address location in the format
schools.webhop.org/first part of your gmail account
Dan Stein at Touro will have the following Domain Address
5. Create your site -
The site name MUST be the first part of your Gmail account
6. Add features (i.e.
images, documents, links, themes etc.) by watching the video
Coming soon - a rubric
for your e-portfolio site