What & Why? For students: An assessment tool for formative & summative assessment. The student collects evidence of learning & reflects on their learning. Professional: Teacher portfolio that showcases skills, background etc. with the goal of obtaining employment.
Student Portfolios Very common in schools, electronic portfolios are growing in popularity since they can include video, audio and more traditional elements. Can take many forms, in Manitoba ePearl is a popular platform supported by MB Ed. See MOODLE for resources & information.
Some Tips (if using PowerPoint) 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 more suggestion…. When you save files to include as attachments (resume, etc.) convert to a pdf & include it that way! I hope this helps you to get a job! Good luck!