During my first quarter at the University of La Verne I created an eportfolio. I had no idea what I was doing and I only included the required material that the professor specified. This is now my last quarter at the University of La Verne and I had not updated my eportfolio at all. Now that I’ve been learning a little bit more about the technology that we are able to use, I can see how having an eportfolio can be very beneficial. You can make it look the way you want it to look, include anything and everything that you want others to know about you, and you can include links to other things that you have created such as a blog, a wiki page, or a youtube channel. Conveniently those are all topics that we have learned through this class so far.
Since I am currently in the process of applying for jobs to be a math teacher in the bay area, I believe that including a link to my eportfolio to show everything I am capable of doing can make me look more attractive in the eyes of the districts that I am applying for. The template that I chose is a template for someone in the teacher education program and it comes with many pages. One of them is a page where you can include your resume. This makes it even more convenient to share the eportfolio with the company you are applying with. It would also allow easy access to your resume and will also make it easy to update your resume.
An eportfolio could be used in the classes where I teach as a way of helping students keep their work together in one place. They could scan their tests and have access to them whenever they have internet access. It could help them when studying for finals. Or I could possibly have assignments throughout the year where students can write about what they have learned and they could also keep that in their eportfolios to go back to whenever they need to remind themselves of something they have previously learned.
Here is a link to what is appropriate for students who are in grades 10-12 for those high school people.