Portfolios & Digital Identity

Some time in late fall or early winter, I got the bright idea to re-vamp my professional portfolio.  Little did I know at the time what kind of a rabbit hole I’d be going down, but now that I’ve (more or less) come out the other side, I wanted to blog my thought process (as well as the design/implementation process) in order to:

  1. present my thoughts to you for pushback, tweaking, challenge, & discussion
  2. provide a model to anyone who is considering making the leap to an online portfolio (including all the undergrad education majors and graduate students who’ll be finishing their degrees in two months and on the job hunt)

I’m planning on covering a number of facets of this process over the course of four or five blog posts in March, so I hope you’ll follow and contribute your insights to my experiences.  As I’ve learned is so often the case with all things “ed tech”, the technology isn’t much without a supporting philosophy.  I’ll expound on that more over the course of the month, but whether you’re putting together your first online portfolio, or, like me, have one but are in the mood to try something new, I hope you’ll join in the conversation.


  • i’m excited to see someone else’s process of discovery.

  • This is something that a lot of people struggle with. Perhaps you should create a short video on how you went through the process and share it with other educators on http://www.schoolwaxtv.com. There is an educator section there for professional development materials.

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