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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

No More 3 Ring Binder -- Online Portfolio

Are you in the following scenario??....It is April...Your teaching artifacts are due and you need to create a professional portfolio for your administrator....You wish there was an easier way than printing all your documents out, hole punching each one, organizing them, and then placing them into a three ring binder. Well, there is!  Now is the time to set up an Online Portfolio.  I  have an easy template that you can use. All you need to do is add your own content.  

All you need to do is add your own content...

Objective 1: Create a Google Site from a Template
Step 1: Log into your Google Account
Step 2: Go to  Google Sites (You will find it under your Grid drop down in your Email - See Screen shot below.)
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Step 3: Click “Create.”
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Step 4: Click on “Browse the gallery for more” (I know I always say “avoid templates”, but I promise you this one is a good one and easy to use).
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Step 5: Click the “Teacher Portfolio Template” and then click Select. (Or you may click on HERE and use this template -- especially outside ACSD domain.)
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Step 6: Name your site.
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Step 7: Click “Create.” (It is on the top of the page.)

Objective 2: Get your Content Organized on your Computer

Now it’s time to find all YOUR AWESOME content.  Get it organized and ready to upload to your website.

Click HERE to watch a quick tutorial on how to save files to pdf and organized them on your computer.

Other tips: Screen Shot of your content

Objective 3: Content, Content, and More Content

Standards 1 - 8 are File Cabinet Web Pages
What is a File Cabinet Page?
A file cabinet page is designed to store and organize files from your computer, web (link), and/or Google Drive.  
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You may also organize the files into different folders on your site.  

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Click HERE to watch a quick tutorial on how to update your file cabinet page.

Objective 4: Update the Home Page
Click the Pencil Icon and update the home page.

Family Picture
Favorite Quote
Why you love teaching
Personalize this page

Objective 5: Share the Site
Screen Shot 2015-03-30 at 12.55.28 PM.pngSTOP AND THINK BEFORE SHARE...
Some of your content that you put on this document is Sensitive Data... So only share this site to people that you want to see it.  IE: Administrators
Step 1: Click on the Gear
Step 2: Click on the Sharing and Permissions

Step 3: Share to the appropriate personnel (I suggest you use VIEW ONLY).
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Objective 6: Personalize your site
Idea 1:  Change the Header
Idea 2: Change the Theme
Idea 3: Customize the Fonts and text
Idea 4: Add more pages....
Idea 5: This is your site... do what you want with it.  
Happy Creating!!

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By: Jessica Fincel