Present your portfolio


We will be using this wikispace as your online portfolio for this course. This means that you will need to include all of the work you have done in this class here on your personal wiki page (liked to the navigation menu at left).

When you are finished with your portfolio, make sure you do a Peer Review You will be graded using this rubric .

Make sure you follow all of the steps below to complete your portfolio:

Part I: Make sure your website functions properly and fits the purpose:

  • All pages must be named yourname_pagename (e.g. Aron_Portfolio)
  • All pages must be linked to all other pages (including index page)
  • All links must function properly
  • All pages must have a title
  • All pages must be set up to be read online easily (utilize spacing, headings, paragraphs, and pictures to make your page easy to read)
  • All multimedia (graphics, movies) resources must work properly
  • All graphics should be optimized (resized when necessary) so they do not take too long to load
  • A complete works cited must be included for anything you did not create yourself (including internet pictures)
  • Check spelling and grammar of all pages
  • Make sure all information on your portfolio is relevant to school

NOTE: Pay special attention to the file types listed in (parenthesis) below. You will need to export your Microsoft Word files to .pdf, Inspiration documents to .jpg, scan paper copies, export your Macromedia Flash files to .swf and then re-size images in Photoshop. You must post your .swf file to blip.tv in order to embed your animation onto your create page.

It is essential that you post files of the correct format because:
  1. otherwise uses that do not have that specific software will not be able to open the file
  2. the file sizes will be too large to post on the wiki and/or will take too long to download
  3. other users can download your documents and change them

Part II: Organize your portfolio into 5 pages: Portfolio, Investigate, Plan, Create, Evaluate

Note: All pages must start with your first name (e.g. Aron_Portfolio)

The items you must include on each page are:

Portfolio Main: Introduction (written with outside viewers in mind):
  • General description of the portfolio:
    • What will viewers find on this website?
    • What pieces of work will you share?
    • How will your page be organized?
    • What are the parts of the Technology Design Cycle?
  • Introduction to you:
    • What grade are you in?
    • Why did you make this portfolio?
    • What did you learn?
  • Introduction to your projects:
    • A brief overview of the Flash project
    • A brief overview of this wiki collaboration
    • Links to any other online work you have done at school (your blog, other wikis, etc)

Investigate:
  • Introduction to this part of the project (plain text)
  • Description of which ESLR you met and why (plain text)
  • Brainstorm (.jpg)
  • Research (.pdf)
  • Tutorial (.gif or .swf on blip.tv)
  • Reflection (plain text) copied and pasted into the page)

Plan:
  • Introduction to this part of the project (plain text)
  • Description of which ESLR you met and why (plain text)
  • Scanned copy of your storyboard (all pages) (.jpg)
  • Reflection ((plain text) copied and pasted into the page)

Create:
  • Introduction to this part of the project (plain text)
  • Description of which ESLR you met and why (plain text)
  • Finished animation (.swf) uploaded to blip.tv and embedded into your page
  • Reflection ((plain text) copied and pasted into the page)

Evaluate:
  • Introduction to this part of the project (plain text)
  • Description of which ESLR you met and why (plain text)
  • Reflection ((plain text) copied and pasted into the page)

Part III: Make your website look great:

  • Use a simple font – the same font on all pages
  • Use good color coordination – light background and dark text
  • Use a similar layout for all pages
  • Put links in the same place for all pages

Part IV: Add extra touches

  • Include a picture on your introduction page (and on any other pages)
  • Include a masthead for all of your pages
  • Use thumbnails (instead of text) for all of your linked pages
  • Use buttons (instead of text) for links