Forensic Science E-Portfolio Instructions
Students in Forensic Science course will be required to create an e-Portfolio using Google Sites. Each quarter students will complete 3-4 assignments. For each of these assignments students will create a separate page within the google site. Some of these assignments will require students to create a video. Teacher will provide discussion topics/case studies and student will select topics based on his/her interest. This e-Portfolio will be counted as a major grade.
Getting Started with Your e-Portfolio:
Following pages/tabs should be included on student’s Forensic Science Google Site (e-Portfolio).
Tab 1. About Me
Tab 2. Field Trip pictures and reflections (Optional)
Tab 3. My Journals
Tab 4. Project 1
Tab 5. Project 2
Tab 6. Project 3
Tab 7. Project 4
Tab 8. Project 5
Tab 9. Project 6
About me Page
Paragraph 1: provide general information about you (who you are, your interest, hobbies). Note: Do not disclose any private information and/or your full name (use first name, and last initials).
Paragraph 2: your goals for life (plan for college, life, career, and family etc.) Note: Do not disclose any private information about your family and/or full name.
Paragraph 3: Reason for taking Forensic Science, your expectations from this class.
See grading rubric
Each week you will write a short journal entry based on the topics covered in class. Occasionally, your teacher may provide you with a journal prompt for your page. Your journal entry should include the date and topic. It should include a paragraph. In some instance, you may also include couple of pictures.
You will receive a completion grade for these journal entries. At the end of the nine weeks your teacher expects to see minimum of 5 completed journal entries. 50 points will be assigned for completing the entries. Another 50 point will be assigned based on the content and organization.
During this school year you are responsible for creating six pages in your google site for six projects.This pages should go below your journal entries. During the first nine weeks you will choose one topic in which you did an activity to write a report in your google page. During the second and third nine weeks you will choose two topics to generate a report and in the fourth nine weeks you will choose one topic to create a report in your google page. This report must include an introduction, objective, results and conclusion. For at least two of your projects create a video (PBL) to insert in your report. Video Rubric
Below is a chart showing the choices for each nine weeks. Each project has its own rubric, you may see the rubric by clicking on the link or asking your teacher. To see a sample website click HERE
Recommended Text Book
Anthony J. Bertino
University of Albany, Graduate School of Education
ISBN-10: 0538731559 | ISBN-13: 9780538731553
Anthony J. Bertino University of Albany, Graduate School of Education
ISBN-10: 1305077113 | ISBN-13: 9781305077119