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Planning a portfolio

Lesson Plan Published 11/11/13 Last updated on 7/11/18
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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Maria Del R. Colon

Posted on 5/30/18 9:17:21 PM Permalink

Excellent content. Very professional and very useful​.

Susan Mango Curtis

Posted on 10/26/17 7:37:34 PM Permalink

Excellent information

Salheddine Boumaraf

Posted on 10/14/15 11:25:17 AM Permalink

thanks for the resources.

Tony Bolder

Posted on 3/19/14 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 3/20/14 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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