What & Why?For students:An assessment tool for formative &summative assessment. The studentcollects evidence of learning & reflectson their learning.Professional: Teacher portfolio that showcasesskills, background etc. with the goal ofobtaining employment.
Student PortfoliosPortfolios are increasingly common inschools & electronic portfolios are growing inpopularity since they can include video,audio in addition to more traditionalelements.ePortfolios can take many forms, inManitoba ePearl is a popular platformsupported by MB Ed.See ICT@BU google site for resources &
How?Offline:using PowerPoint, Keynote, Flash, htmlor similar product.Online:options from creating your own site tousing tools like Wordpress, GoogleSites, Weebly, Yola …
Some ideas: A welcome page Personal info, goals Resume (highlights & rest as pdf or all?) Experience: work, teaching, volunteer, etc Teaching philosophy Professional learning (include some info: what was it about? Reflection – what did you learn?) Artifacts: student teaching reports, notes, lesson examples, activities, ICT items… Classroom Management plan? Sell yourself – include things you have done that might get you an interview/job
Some Tips (if you usePowerPoint) Start with a folder – name it “MyPortfolio” or similar. Include ALL files (attachments) in a subfolder called “files”. Link them to your PPT after you do this! Burn it to “play automatically” OR include the free PowerPoint viewer app. DO NOT make it linear!
Remember!This is a dynamic, evolving artifact.Keep it: current, workable (no broken links), dynamic, aesthetically pleasing, simple/clear navigation, use colour, graphics, include REFLECTIONS!
One moresuggestion….When you save files to includeas attachments (resume, etc.)convert to a pdf & include it thatway!I hope this helps you to get ajob! Good luck!