Last spring I made my first ever video resume. It was a lot of work to figure out at first, but worth the effort in the end. I’ve realized that in order to keep up with the market, I need to not only integrate technology into my lesson plans, but my job applications as well.
I’ve always had a teaching portfolio. They make sure you develop one before you finish teaching school. But my teaching portfolio back home was a 3″ fancy notebook full of papers and pictures and cds of videos. True, it has that personal touch of student work, but it is a bit cumbersome to bring with to interviews. So after seeing a friend’s online portfolio, I decided to do the same.
I used weebly.com to make my online teaching portfolio and while I used the free version, I was still able to make it look professional. I could add lesson plans, photos of the class, handouts, presentations, my teaching philosophy, and my new video resume. It’s amazing! I feel like a grown up.
You can check out my new and improved teaching portfolio here.