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
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?
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
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 http://sites.google.com is constantly changing.
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.
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 slidehosting & sharing service
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
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
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
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.
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