I admit that I am not the most technological individual. In fact, the only technology I use is my iPhone and laptop and that is only for the most basic necessities. I happened to mention to Melissa just the other day my desire to have an electronic portfolio, and she immediately jumped at the opportunity to help me. She educated me about websites, blogs, wikis and other things I never heard of. I don't even have Word on my computer, so developing an electronic portfolio using things that were foreign to me was out of my league. Melissa assured me that it wasn't as difficult as I imagined, and then she sent me a link to a Google Apps webinar on Classroom 2.0.
I was totally in awe of the technology tools available to me as an individual and an educator at no cost! With Google Drive, I discovered I could create an electronic portfolio using the presentation tool. It was as easy as using PowerPoint, actually easier, and I didn't have to shell out bunches of money to purchase the programs. I learned that I could import pictures, include hyperlinks, and even put in videos I created all from Google Drive and sharing is as easy as clicking on a link! I was also impressed with the document tool...thesaurus, grammar, and even research and citation help! This is something that even the most technologically inept (speaking of myself) can do. As a matter of fact, I jumped right on it and created my first electronic portfolio using the presentation tool. You know what they say: "You learn something new everyday."