Portfolio-at-a-GlanceBefore creating a portfolio, it is good to create an advanced organizer, to identify the specific artifacts that I wanted to include in my portfolio. Below are three versions of my portfolio: the original Excel version, a PDF version, and a scanned copy of my original worksheet that was used to classify the artifacts.
After selecting the artifacts, I tried to identify which competencies or skills each artifact demonstrates. I found five or six major categories right now, maybe more when I think about it. But the major categories have emerged. Now, all I have to do is create a collection for each grouping, and write an overall reflection plus record the captions. Since I had all of the artifacts on one of my websites, all I had to do was capture the URL.
From start to finish this project took me an evening, and most of the time was spent in selecting the artifacts and writing the captions. Those aren't really technology issues...they are portfolio issues.
Excel Version:artifacts.xls (attached)
Size : 55 Kb
Type : xls
PDF Version: Artifacts.pdf (attached)
Size : 66.417 Kb
Type : pdf
This is a scanned version of the actual worksheet that I used to categorize my artifacts in 2004.