Welcome to ePortfolio set up day! Today we will be introducing you to WordPress as you create and begin to set up and design your own ePortfolio website. After following step by step instructions on how to create your ePortfolio, you will then experiment with different features of WordPress that allow you to customize it and make it uniquely yours.
Objective: Teachers will learn how to create, design, organize, and customize their own ePortfolios.
- As a group, we will watch What 60 Schools Can Tell Us About Teaching 21st Century Skills and discuss how ePortfolios can help us equip our students with the skills they will need in the future.
- In small groups, teachers will look through model ePortfolios for inspiration for their own.
- In these same small groups and with guidance, teachers will follow prescribed step by step instructions to create WordPress accounts, set up different pages (home, about, contact), create categories, organize menus, and begin to personalize their ePortfolios.
Today’s Session Deliverable: Today we ask that, beyond creating your ePortfolio, you explore WordPress and begin to add pictures, videos, pages, and blog posts so that your ePortfolio fits your personality and you also learn of the different features that WordPress has to offer.
Take Away and Bring Back: Over the next month, you should really fine tune your ePortfolio so that it becomes something that you could share with colleagues or with students.
- WordPress instruction sheet for teachers on setting up and customizing ePortfolios.