Portfolios have become popular assessment and evaluation tools in the last decade. The teacher education program at Clarke University prepared me for portfolios by teaching us how to make electronic portfolio. My first teaching portfolio was electronic and I have always preferred that method. I like the ease of clicking through related materials rather than flipping pages in a designated order. And I like that it is easier to add media to an electronic portfolio than to a paper binder portfolio.
I first started using I-Web in 2007 and thought that it was an easy and beautiful way to create an electronic portfolio. In the past, I was never able to upload my portfolio directly on to a website so I just burnt it to a disc. It still works the same but it isn’t universally accessible.
This year I created my professional teaching portfolio using I-Web and was able to upload it to the server at my school. I honestly had to rush the completion of this portfolio so I’m not 100% pleased but I still think it’s a good representation of my teaching competency.