i have a final project!

4 Nov

ok! so i am going to make a digital portfolio!!! in the past i have used a site called career cruising, but that was when i was in school and the school paid for the students to use it… which i guess i can’t do now. Sooo i am trying to find the best way that i can make an online portfolio or just one on the computer!

We have to make a portfolio for our EPS100 class, and i already have a hardcopy one, but a digital one would be sooo much easier to update!

I got the idea from being in the classroom for me EPS class! The teacher was talking abut how schools in regina are starting making students make portfolios in like grade eight on the career cruising site, then throughout all of the rest of their schooling career they can update it, and switch their accounts from school to school! This creates such a better start, especially for students who don’t make them till late high school or even start in university! I made mine because i was in a career and work explorations class, and my mom had saved almost everything i needed for it (being a teacher she knew it was worth it to keep those things organized) and without it i would have worked on the project for months and months! When kids start this early they will be able to keep things organized and it will be way easier to make resumes etc! The teacher i was with was talking about how the idea that when you go to apply for a job you would just be able to give them your usb key and they have your organized portfolio!

I want to transfer mine into a digital one, and am looking for ways to do that! any ideas? haha

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3 Responses to “i have a final project!”

  1. Chris Harbeck November 4, 2008 at 2:34 am #

    My students use wikispaces to make their digital portfolios. Really cool applications can be http://issuu.com/ an online magazine program or http://www.scribd.com/. Both offer embeddable options to place a portfolio at a blog or wiki.

    If I was to make a portfolio of my experience at University I would try to use as many tools as I could to showcase my talents. Each part of the portfolio using a different tool. Hmm Then a wiki would be great as a host site and your work can be done using all the different tools that you have used.

    Look at http://sp08eportfolios.wikispaces.com/ to see. some student examples

  2. Allison Miller November 4, 2008 at 2:36 am #

    Hello Samantha

    I manage an E-portfolios Project in Australia and recently wrote a blog post called “Which e-portfolio tool should I use”, which you might like to check out:

    http://www.flexiblelearning.net.au/e-portfoliosblog/?p=17

    The one a lot of individuals are looking at is Skillsbook – as it’s a self-registering site, which allows you to develop your e-portfolio, and lets you pubically publish the parts you choose.

    http://www.skillsbook.com.au

    I also bookmark a lot of e-portfolio/digital portfolio sites at:

    http://delicious.com/imillera/e-portfolios

    Please let me know what you think, and/or if you discover any other sites worth recommending to others.

    Allison Miller
    E-portfolios Business Manager
    Australian Flexible Learning Framework

    Website: http://www.flexiblelearning.net.au/e-portfolios
    Blog: http://www.flexiblelearning.net.au/e-portfoliosblog
    Email: Allison.Miller@tafesa.edu.au

  3. Al Tucker November 4, 2008 at 7:58 am #

    Samantha:

    My graphic design students use a wiki to do what you’re attempting. I teach at a technical career center and every student in our school is required to create a career portfolio. We made a sample e-portfolio for our students to base theirs on, it can be found here:
    http://pickeringportfolio.wetpaint.com/
    I hope this helps.

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