Showcase Your Work, Experience and Skills: Using Google Sites to Create an E-Portfolio

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Learn how to use Google Sites to create an e-portfolio to showcase your work, experience, and skills! In this Webinar, inspired by an earlier program that introduced the idea of e-portfolios to …

Learn how to use Google Sites to create an e-portfolio to showcase your work, experience, and skills! In this Webinar, inspired by an earlier program that introduced the idea of e-portfolios to attendees, presenters Lisa Chow and Sandra Sajonas will show you how to get started on your e-portfolio and demonstrate step-by-step how to create one using Google Sites. Then, you'll learn strategies for sharing and promoting your e-portfolio. Join us, and you'll be ready to create a visual and interactive representation of your knowledge and career experience...and stand out from the crowd.

Critical Learning Questions:
What is an e-portfolio and why should I have one?
How do I get started on creating an e-portfolio?
How do I use Google Sites to create an e-portfolio?
How do I share and promote my e-portfolio?

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  • 1. Showcase Your Work, Experienceand Skills: Using Google Sites to Create An E-Portfolio Lisa Chow | Sandra Sajonas November 14, 2012 SLA Click University Webinar People Interact ~ Its about people.
  • 2. TODAYS AGENDALearn how to use Google Sites to create an e-portfolio toshowcase your work, experience and skills.In this webinar, we will cover:● Getting started on creating an e-portfolio● Using Google Sites to create an e-portfolio● Sharing and promoting your e-portfolio
  • 3. CRITICAL QUESTIONS● What is an e-portfolio and why should I have one?● How do I get started on creating an e-portfolio?● How do I use Google Sites to create an e-portfolio?● How do I share and promote my e-portfolio?
  • 4. The basics of e-portfolios:What is an e-portfolio and why should I have one?
  • 5. What is an e-portfolio?
  • 6. How do they compare to traditional resumes and CVs? RESUME/CV E-PORTFOLIO● work experience ● work experience● skills ● skills● education ● education● research ● research● publications ● publications● presentations ● presentations● page limit ● interactive● tailored for print medium ● links● text-based ● video, audio, photos ● slideshows and presentations
  • 7. Why should I have an e-portfolio?
  • 8. How do I get started on creating an e-portfolio?
  • 9. Getting Started: Tips & Advice● Gather and compile your information, resume, presentations, sample work, etc.● Organize into categories and headings.● Write or draw out how you want your e- portfolio.
  • 10. How do I use Google Sites to create an e-portfolio?
  • 11. Google SitesPros● No need to sign up for another account if you already have a gmail or google account● Gadgets and widgets to enhance your e-portfolio● Can revert to previously saved versionsCons● Like many tools, Google is constantly changing. http://sites.google.com
  • 12. Step 1: Creating a Site
  • 13. Step 1: Creating a Site (Continued...)
  • 14. Look and Feel (Templates & Themes) For templates, you can browse various categories or search directly (i.e. portfolios) or you can start off with a blank template. There are also themes to choose from. You can change your template and theme at any time.
  • 15. Privacy SettingsMake your site private or public or only viewable by certainindividuals.These settings can be changed at any time in "Sharing andPermissions".
  • 16. Step 2: Adding Content● Text● Links● Images● Documents● Presentations● Videos● Podcasts
  • 17. Google Sites Toolbar
  • 18. Image Resources
  • 19. Step 2: Adding Presentations3 WaysInsert → Presentation → Select from Google Docs listInsert → Picasa Web slideshowInsert → More gadgets → Embed gadget → Copy & paste embed code from Slideshare, a slide hosting & sharing service
  • 20. Step 2: Adding Videos & Podcasts3 WaysInsert → Video → Google VideoInsert → Video → YouTubeInsert → More gadgets → Google Docs Video3 WaysInsert → More gadgets → Embed gadget → paste codeInsert → More gadgets → search mp3 player → pasteURLAdd files → select mp3 file
  • 21. Lisas e-portfolio on Google Sites http://bit.ly/lisachow
  • 22. Sandras e-portfolio on Google Sites http://bit.ly/sajonas
  • 23. How do I share and promote my e-portfolio?
  • 24. If you build it, will they come? How do you effectively promote your e-portfolio? Here are some ideas: ● Email signatures ● Presentation bios ● Resumehttp://sites.google.com/site/lisachow23 --> http://bit.ly/lisachow23http://sites.google.com/site/sandrasajonas --> http://bit.ly/sajonas
  • 25. Business Cards
  • 26. Your Online Presence Cross-link your e-portfolio and yourweb/social media presence & profiles.
  • 27. Is anyone visiting my e-portfolio?How do I gauge the impact of my e-portfolio?
  • 28. How to Activate Google Analytics 1. Go to http://www.google. com/analytics/ 2. Admin → what would you like to track? 3. Select website → paste URL → copy tracking ID 4. Go into your Google site → More → Manage Site → paste tracking ID
  • 29. Using Google Analytics to Gauge the Impact of Your E-portfolio
  • 30. Making It Better: Tips & Advice Your e-portfolio is a work in progress.● Tweak along the way.● Ask others for feedback and critique on your e-portfolio.● Keep an eye on your web analytics.
  • 31. Resources*This resource list and more can be found via this link:http://bit.ly/eportfolio_google_sitesMary Fran’s Getting Started with Google Siteshttp://sites.google.com/site/mflynchsites/formatThe Unofficial Google Sites Help Centerhttp://sites.google.com/site/gsunhelp/Enhancing Employability Through E-Portfolioshttp://sites.google.com/site/epcareerworkshop/identify-the-benefits-and-uses-of-eportfolios
  • 32. Questions?Blog: http://bit.ly/peopleinteractEmail: peopleinteractconsulting@gmail.com People Interact ~ Its about people.