Best Practices: Public E-Portfolio for College Students
Screen shot of my portfolio highlights page
Document, document, document. Capture all your work via still photos, videos, and screen captures as soon as you are done.
Backup: Backup all your text and media in a folder in the cloud. That way you can transition to any platform with ease.
Focus your portfolio on the one thing you are most interested in/good at. Don’t look like a Jack, or Jane, of all trades. Put other skills besides your main interest in hobbies or further down your portfolio and resume. Prove you can do the work, not that you’re an artist or a jack of all trades.
User test with people! This is also a smart way to make contact with a person you want to hire you. By asking them for feedback and communicating that you respect their work and opinion you are also showing them your work on your portfolio because you are asking them for feedback on it.
Learn the Rule of Thirds, three-point lighting, and microphone proximity because people expect even cell phones to make very good photos and videos.
As a student, you’re not expected to have a lot of work, and that’s okay. Put what you’ve learned, especially from your mistakes, and documentation of what you have done.
Everyone hates their own portfolio. But keep documenting your best work and putting there, and in a backup folder.
Design your e-portfolio to your craft. If you’re a filmmaker, but videos in something like Squarespace. If you’re into writing, put a bare-bones portfolio with PDFs of your work and a well-written bio and all text on the site typo-free
If you’re into web design, make your site show you can do a great website and code
If you’re a poly ski person, put your papers, maybe a monthly blog on your thoughts on current events,
If you’re a ceramics, put amazing photos of your best work, and you doing it as well.
Don’t change template colors without knowing about color palettes.
Ask for LinkedIn testimonials, then copy them to your resume and portfolio.
Join the LinkedIn alumni network for the college, to see who works at places you may be going for that is an alumnus.
I want to wish you a rejuvenating summer with many relaxing mornings.
Here’s my beginning of summer message to any techies or teachers out there who need to skill up on combining the two!
Applications open for Fall 2017 at Marlboro College Teaching with Technology program.
We offer a Master’s degree with scholarships for teachers, the EdTech Endorsement credits, or a certificate in EdTech.
We have visiting days, and available counselors to talk to you anytime. Contact Kelley Barton at 802-258-9209 | firstname.lastname@example.org, or
Ask Me Anything! Caleb Clark Degree Chair, email@example.com | 802-258-9207
Classes begin on September 9. Courses are applied, relevant and combine the power of in-person and online learning by meeting once a month on weekends and online in between. Our Course descriptions speak for themselves.
Why we do what we do
The Marlboro Teaching with Technology program believes in humane technology that contributes to effective learning. Our blended programs are applied, relevant, rigorous, collaborative, and practical. Our instructors are active practitioners in their fields. We adhere to a curriculum based on nimble adaptation to the best technology and techniques of the day, grounded in effective instructional design and educational technology practices. The Teaching with Technology program offers you the skills and experience to be an innovator in this field, and to make valuable contributions on the cutting edge of education and training at your workplace, or in a new position. We invite you to contact us and see if the program is right for you.
Contact: Kelley Barton: 802-258-9209 | firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m also here, Ask Me Anything! Caleb Clark Degree Chair, email@example.com | 802-258-9207
Been busy as an associate in the Vermont Leadership Institute at the Snelling Center for Government. The most recent two day intensive was in Vermont’s capital during the legislative session. The class got a few minutes with the new Governor, Phil Scott.