Livermore High School

E-Portfolio

What is an E-Portfolio?

A portfolio is a presentation of your best work and demonstration of your skills. Portfolios can be used when applying for internships and jobs, or scholarships or college. You may even have classes in which a portfolio, or e-portfolio, is required.

 

Web portfolios allow you to showcase your work and skills online for an employer, client, or class.  Creating a professional web portfolio (a.k.a online portfolio, digital portfolio, or e-portfolio) with your best work is a best practice to show off your skills and talents.  Creating a web portfolio (and/or demo reel) is essential for success in the creative industries.

Sample E-Portfolio & Template for Student Use - Google Sites

Things That Might Be Included in a

High School Student E-Portfolio:

 

  • Introduction
  • Personal Statement/ Reflection Essay
  • Brag Sheet
  • Resume
  • Honors/ Awards/ Proof of Training
  • Samples of Best Work
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Goals for the Future
  • Plus any other tabs that you think should be included in your e-portfolio

 

View this sample high school e-portfolio which includes the sections above and explanations on what to include for each section:

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https://sites.google.com/site/highschoolsampleportfolio/

 

 

Use this template as a basis to create your own e-portfolio. Here's how:

  • Login to your Google Account.
  • Select Google Apps - Click the Google Apps icon Google Apps 2.jpgon the top right of your page to access icons to all of your apps.  
  • Click on the Sites icon: 

  • Click on ‘Create’
  • Click ‘Browse the Gallery for more’
  • Search for the template ‘High School Sample Portfolio’ from the sites template gallery.
    • Click Schools & Education
    • Type ‘High School Sample Portfolio’ in search bar
  • Click on the template and then click the 'Select' button on the bottom left hand side of the page.
  • From here you will be asked to create a name for your portfolio.  Follow the directions then begin editing the template to meet your personal needs.

Other Tools & Sites to Create E-Portfolios

Free Web Tools to Create Student Portfolios:

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/web-tools-for-student-portfolios-dave-guymon

 


Student Portfolio: Tips & Samples (includes a list of portfolio building websites):

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http://www.bgsu.edu/technology-architecture-and-applied-engineering/cooperative-education-program/students/portfolios.html

Additional Instruction on Creating an E-Portfolio Using Google Sites

Directions to Create Your Google Site:

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https://sites.google.com/site/resourcecentereportfolio/builde

 

 

Video to create an e-portfolio on Google Sites from scratch:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOfi2287ZN0

 

 

Creating the e-portfolio on Google Sites using a template:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dB30vF8av0c

 

 

Slide Show:

http://www.slideshare.net/lchow23/using-google-sites-to-create-an-eportfolio