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Instructions

As an act! student you are required to submit an electronic portfolio at the completion of your practicum (student teaching) experience. It is suggested to review the portfolio expectations and start developing your portfolio by adding artifacts as you move through the program.

You will be using Google Sites to create and share your portfolio online. We have created these instructions and a template to assist you with creating your electronic portfolio. Please visit and carefully read through all the pages.

How to create your portfolio using Google Sites:

  1. Go to: https://sites.google.com/site/act2teach/
  2. Click “use this template” located in the upper right hand corner of the page. By clicking this you will be redirected to the login page for Google Sites.
  3. If you already have an account with Google, simply sign in using your username and password.
    1. After logging in you will be redirected to the “Create a new site page”. The act 2 Teach Template will be automatically selected for you.
    2. You will need to name your site. It is recommended to use your name, for example: Jane Doe Portfolio.
    3. Type the code shown and click “Create Site” At this point to will be taken to your new site with the basic template to be used for your portfolio.
  4. If you do not have an account with Google, you will need to create an account by clicking on “Sign Up for Sites”
    1. Fill in all the required fields and click “I accept, Create my account”
    2. You will be directed to a page that asks you to create a site. Click on “Create Site”
    3. Click on “Browse the gallery for more” and search for “act 2 Teach Template”
    4. Click on the template and click “Select”
    5. You will need to name your site. It is recommended to use your name, for example: Jane Doe Portfolio.
    6. Type the code shown and click “Create Site” At this point to will be taken to your new site with the basic template to be used for your portfolio.
  5. To get started, simply click "Edit Page" located in the upper right hand corner of the page. You may edit and add to the template to fit your portfolio needs. For an example of what your portfolio could look like please visit: https://sites.google.com/site/jamesconklinportfolio/ or https://sites.google.com/site/meghanjohnsonportfolio/

How to insert images for your artifacts:

  1. While in Edit Mode, click on "insert" in the upper left hand corner of the page.
  2. Click on "image".
  3. Browse for the image on your computer.
  4. Click "open".
  5. Click "ok"

How to insert documents from Google Documents for your artifacts:

  1. You must first go to Google Documents by clicking on "Documents" located at the top of the web page.
  2. Click "upload"
  3. Click on "Select files to upload" and find the document you wish to upload. Click "open".
  4. Under "special conversion options," check the box next to "Convert documents, presentations, and spreadsheets to the corresponding Google Docs formats"
  5. Click on "private" located at the bottom of the page and choose "Anyone with the link" instead.
  6. Click "Start upload"
  7. Once you have uploaded the document to Google Documents, enter edit mode and click on "insert" in the upper left hand corner of the page.
  8. Click on "document"
  9. Find the document you wish to insert and click on it.
  10. Click "select"
  11. You can change the title of the document.
  12. Click "Save" and the document will be inserted into your page.

How to insert PDF files from Google Documents for your artifacts:

  1. You must first go to Google Documents by clicking on "Documents" located at the top of the web page.
  2. Click "upload"
  3. Click on "Select files to upload" and find the document you wish to upload. Then click “open”
  4. On the same page under "select conversion options," check the box next to "Convert text from PDF or image files to Google Docs documents"
  5. Below click on "private" located at the bottom of the page and choose "Anyone with the link".
  6. Then you can click "Start upload"
  7. Once you have uploaded the document to Google Documents, enter edit mode and click on "insert" in the upper left hand corner of the page.
  8. Click on "document"
  9. Find the document you wish to insert and click on it.
  10. Click "select"
  11. You can change the title of the document.
  12. Click "Save" and the document will be inserted into your page.

How to submit your completed electronic portfolio:

  1. Click on “more actions” in the upper left hand corner of your page.
  2. Choose “Share this Site” at the bottom of the drop-down menu.
  3. Where it says “add people” enter Dr. Beeth’s email address: beeth@uwosh.edu
  4. Where it says “can edit,” choose “can view” instead.
  5. Click “Share”
  6. An email will be sent to Dr. Beeth with a link to your portfolio.