Since my May 29th post that included my mom’s low-tech portfolio idea, I’ve been thinking more about portfolios.
Beth Kanter keeps her portfolio on a wiki that she links to right at the top of her blog. She told me she uses a wiki notsomuch for collaboration purposes, but because wikis are such quick and simple websites to edit.
Google Docs are another option out there. I like that you can create a shared word processing document that bridges to paper very easily. The formatting would not be as flexible or quite as web-friendly as a wiki though. It also seems fun to create a presentation-style portfolio, though its usefulness is a little less clear to me.
Speaking of fun portfolios, Minnesota has a great initiative called eFolio Minnesota. Its tagline is “Your Electronic Showcase.” It has modules for students, educators, and careers. I like that it’s not just a form to fill out – it seems to have been thoughtfully created and offers advice about reflection, goals, and content.
What else is out there?
EDIT: Beth suggested I check out Michelle Martin’s blog “The Bamboo Project.” It’s amazing what you don’t know till somebody tells you! This non-traditional résumé Michelle posted about was too pertinent to not share. I’m looking forward to catching up with Michelle’s work in the weeks to come! Thanks Beth!