Do I need a digital teaching portfolio?

As graduation drew closer and closer, the ‘teaching portfolio’ was something that was causing me considerable stress. I have never been one for displaying my thoughts and processes visually. Secondary education also gets a bad wrap for being too bland, and I saw this first-hand when I saw the amazing graphic design elements on display in the primary cohort’s portfolios.

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Luckily, for me, there are now some fantastic resources available on TeachConnect and abroad to support pre-service teachers in the portfolio process.

I recently found this great resource on Edutopia, that talks all about the ‘digital portfolio’. You can find it at the link here: https://www.edutopia.org/blog/digital-teaching-portfolio-edwige-simon

QUESTION

  • If you have already gone through the portfolio process, what tips & tricks helped you the most?
  • If you are going through the portfolio process right now, what element is giving you the most trouble?