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Planning a portfolio

Lesson Plan Published Nov 11, 2013 Last updated on Jun 8, 2017
Portfolios communicate accomplishments, works in progress, or personal history. In this activity, students plan and organize content for a portfolio that will feature work they have completed and work to be completed. They determine the audience, goals, and structure of their portfolio and organize the portfolios content through creating a flowchart. As students plan their portfolios, they reflect on and evaluate their work.
Age Levels
1+ Day
Custom Standards
ACA Dreamweaver 1.1, 1.1, 2.5; ACA Photoshop 1.1; ACA Premiere Pro 1.1, 1.2; ACA Flash Professional 1.1, 1.2; ACA Illustrator 1.1; ACA InDesign 1.1
Research and Information Fluency, Creativity and Innovation, Critical Thinking Problem Solving and Decision Making
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Susan Mango Curtis

Posted on Oct 26, 2017 7:37:34 PM Permalink

Excellent information

Salheddine Boumaraf

Posted on Oct 14, 2015 11:25:17 AM Permalink

thanks for the resources.

Tony Bolder

Posted on Mar 19, 2014 11:28:29 AM Permalink

I feel the 'How to plan a portfolio' PDF would benefit further from using an interactive format. This would facilitate student interest and connectivity to the project, and the content within it. I am now doing this ( for all of my assignments with my media students, and the feedback from them states they thoroughly enjoy this format, as it gives them a platform to keep track of what they do and how they do it.

The fact that students can interact with a document of this nature also tends to keep them focused on what is required.

Adobe Education

Posted on Mar 20, 2014 5:53:34 AM Permalink

Hi Tony,

Thanks so much for the feedback and the advice. It's invaluable to hear from educators what would improve our curriculums. This looks like a great idea and we will certainly take this into consideration when we do our next updates. Please contimnue to share your thoughts!


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