EPortfolios are webpages that show your professional resume, career ideas, store documents for others to see, etc. Using ePortfolios in your professional teaching career is a great opportunity to showcase your profile as well as discuss with other professionals about your creative teaching ideas. Not only can you discuss your ideas with others, you can save documents to the ePortfolio to allow your students to access for projects, basic information, calendar due dates, etc. Not only is this helpful for your students, but the parents can have access to the same information and can help their children if needed.
According to MyLabSchool (at http://wps.ablongman.com/ab_mylabschool_demo_1_UB/25/6412/1641568.cw/index.html) the benefits to teachers are: making teachers learners, opportunities to learn about technology, enhance teachers’ impact on students, demonstrates teacher competence, help teachers get jobs, more portable, and charts future professional growth. I can see these benefits in creating my own ePortfolio. It will allow me to feel accomplished and allow for growth in my career. I am excited to use ePortfolios for my own benefit.
Here is a video I found that explains in an easy way how ePortfolios are used:
Using ePortfolios in the classroom with my future students can help me as a teacher to organize papers and make it easier to grade student’s work. Students are used to working with technology and this will allow students to be more comfortable working with technology while learning in the classroom. I believe students will have more learning opportunities with the used of the ePortfolio technology.