Class 4: Setting up your web-portfolio

Why do we need a web-portfolio?
What is web-portfolio? How to use it? Web-portfolio, some people also call it electronic portfolio, which is e-portfolio as short. It is a new format for traditional paper-based portfolio.

Traditionally, as Philippa Butler said in his a review of the literature on portfolios and electronic portfolios, “very simply put, a portfolio is a collection of evidence that is gathered together to show a person’s learning journey over time and to demonstrate their abilities. Portfolios can be specific to a particular discipline, or very broadly encompass a person’s lifelong learning.Many different kinds of evidence can be used in a portfolio: samples of writing, bother finished and unfinished; photographs; videos; research projects; observations and evaluations of supervisors, mentors and peers; and reflective thinking about all of these. In face, it is the reflections on the pieces of evidence, the reasons they were chosen and what the portfolio creator learned from them, that are the key aspect to a portfolio. ” Kimball goes further, arguing that “neither collection nor selection of pieces to be incorporated into a portfolio are worthwhile learning tasks without a basis in reflection. Reflection undergirds the entire pedagogy of portfolios. ”

Two other key elements to portfolios are that they measure learning and development over time, and that it is the process of constructing a portfolio, rather than the end product, that is where the learning takes place.

Creating your web-portfolio

Today we will be focusing on learning Google Page to create your website (e-Portfolio). Before you login on the Google Page Creator, everyone needs to come up at least ONE short paragraph introduction of yourself in MICRSOFT WORD. We will use this paragraph to learn each function in the Google Page Creator. In order to avoid ineffective teaching, I would like your cooperation.
I will pause at each 3-4 steps and walk around to make sure that we are on the same step. By doing so, I will spend less time on instruction and you will earn more time working on your assignment during the class.

Your finished autobiography page should include:

  1. A brief (1-2 paragraph) introduction to yourself – current
    information, career plans, and where you see yourself in
    5 years.
  2. A link to your resume.
  3. At least 3 external links to places of interest.
  4. 3-5 pictures
For Monday's class:
  • You need to have this page ready before our next class, which will be on Monday. In the beginning of Monday's class, send out your autobiography page URL link to me at maggiehu.china@gmail.com , identify your name and your class time in the email.
  • You need to turn in your printed resume.
  • Both assignments are due before the beginning of Monday's class (Aug 27); otherwise, you will need to hand in your late pass on Monday for additional 48 hours to work on it.
  • Bring a picture of yourself for the class webpage.

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