I learned a lot at the Google Apps for Education Summit at Ravenscroft. Of particular interest was the discussions I had with teachers at Ravenscroft and others related to using Google Sites for student portfolios. We have done portfolios for two years now at the Middle School. I worked pretty hard to develop a template and roll it out with teachers and students. While we have begun the process, I felt we also needed to iterate how we were creating them and utilizing them as part of our learning culture. With my new found knowledge, I have revamped the portfolio template to be more efficient and student driven. My hope is that this will allow it to become more a part of instead of separate from the learning process as a whole.
Because our Google Apps for Education are private, I created a new template that you can use to get started.
I included a Google Presentation Tutorial as well focused on how to create the site on an iPad. You can adjust to the device you are using.
For those of you who came to my presentation on building portfolios, this represents my new thinking while the presentation is very similar to what you saw before.