In the real world ePortfolios are actually just called websites or blogs and the point is to show the world how fabulous you are and what you can do. When you create it here are some of the sections you may consider including.
- Landing page:
This is the main page and gives your audience an overview of who you are and what you do.
- About Me page:
Give a brief overview of yourself and your talents. You may want this page to have links to pictures of you as well as your resume.
- What People Are Saying:
You may want to collect and share what people are saying about you and your work.
- Work Samples:
Share samples of your work. You might consider organizing this by types of work or how the work is displayed i.e. photos, videos, animations, podcasts, etc.
- Content Areas:For an academic ePortfolio you might want to have pages for content areas that you want to highlight i.e. Science, Writing, Math
Give people a way to contact you i.e. your email, your Facebook page, your Twitter handle.
Creating your ePortfolio aka Website or Blog
The first thing you want to do is get a domain name. I recommend doing so though Google since Google Sites is free and easy to use. The domain name will cost you about $10 a year. Here are the directions to set it up through Google. Here is where you get going with Google Apps for free! Here is your guide to starting with free Google Sites. If you want to make your ePortfolio more business/entrepreneurial just look at sites of those you want to be like. If you want it more education focused visit Helen Barrett’s ePortfolio site at http://electronicportfolios.com.
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