An e-portfolio (electronic portfolio) is an electronic collection of evidence that shows your learning journey over time.
A portfolio relates to specific academic fields or my lifelong learning. Evidence may include writing samples, photos, videos, research projects, observations by mentors and peers, and/or reflective thinking.
The key aspect of an e-portfolio is your reflection on the evidence, such as why it was chosen and what you learned from the process of developing your e-portfolio.
(Adapted from Philippa Butler’s “Review of the Literature on Portfolios and Eportfolios.” 2006, p. 2.)
So, I am now also developing my own digital portfolio online…me…”don’t know much about I.T – me”.. What will they make me do next to help me become a better educator?
I originally thought that I wouldn’t have too much to share in my portfolio. Being a full time mum and uni student, that is, didn’t have too many letters after my name either. So, I resorted to another learning assignment, and that being mind mapping which I have posted a blog about beforehand.
This mind map has allowed me to explore my professional life and career previously, my personal interests (which again are limited) and the projects that I have been apart of.
It also allowed me to realise my potential using the National Professional Standards for Teachers. Yes, my 17 years as a primary school teacher did come with experience and qualifications but putting that all down in a digital portfolio was an interesting assignment.
If you are curious to learn more about a “partially boring mother of 3 who used to teach” then please visit my Digital Portfolio site: