Adobe Education
Educators and Professional Development Specialists


Project Published 11/12/13 Last updated on 5/24/19
Portfolios communicate accomplishments, works in progress, or personal history. Individuals use portfolios to showcase their work when applying for a job, pitching to clients, or applying for higher education. Traditionally a portfolio is a book containing design samples. Portfolios can also be electronic, easily and quickly sharing a designer’s work with anyone in the world. In this project, students create the elements of a portfolio that features work they have completed and work to be completed, concentrating on a particular career area. As students create their portfolios, they plan, implement, and test their designs; students then reflect on and evaluate their work.

Student product: Portfolio
Age Levels
1+ Week
Communication and Collaboration, Research and Information Fluency, Digital Citizenship, Creativity and Innovation, Technology Operations and Concepts, Critical Thinking Problem Solving and Decision Making
Assets from design projects
CC License
Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
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Meg Green

Posted on 11/5/15 1:46:27 PM Permalink

This is a fabulous guide on teaching all the aspects of creating portfolios to students. I really like how it is structured, and broken down into the various steps. The descriptions of the steps and timing are very useful to plan courses. I would like to utilize this for a course for a group of students that rely heavily on portfolios. Since I am learning this myself, it would be very helpful if the PDF or this page included links to the referenced activities since when you search on those in AEE there are hundreds of results. I assume the referenced activities are as comprehensive as this one and thus would like to use the ones you had in mind!

Tony Bolder

Posted on 3/19/14 11:18:17 AM Permalink

A very comprehensive guide, which allows teachers to be flexible on their approach to the final outcome.