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Google Sites • Digital Portfolio
Creating an Online Artist Identity and Portfolio: Students will learn the steps to creating a digital portfolio.
1 Obtaining Images
- Students obtain a digital photo of themselves and their work by either using their laptop web camera, digital camera, or a mobile device.
- Save the digital photos to Google Drive in their class portfolio folder.
- OPTION - Have the students digitally manipulate and or enhance their photo using their photo editing software on the laptop or mobile device.
2 Online Branding/Design
- Students use their personal logo or design from the branding and identity project. If not, this can be sketched in sketchbook, photographed or created digitally in Google Drawing or another program of their choice.
- Students choose an appropriate color scheme that will enhance their online presence as an artist. This should work well with the images to be used in the digital portfolio.
- Formative Assessment: talk with each student about their ideas and reference to their artist identity. Does the design and color scheme reflect their identity? Their work? Provide feedback and refine.
3 Website Design
- Students open Google Drive and navigate to their Google Drive folder with their portfolio of images.
- Students then spend time browsing possible design ideas by looking at existing Google Sites and other online digital portfolios of artwork. Look at existing website designs, as well as other layout designs. Sketch designs that are appealing in their sketchbook.
- Demo - Google Sites design tutorial. Teacher example design - drag and drop, uploading images, moving elements, etc. Students create a demo layout.
- Students sketch a design of their idea for their digital portfolio website in their sketchbook and decide on which colors to use. Students should be instructed to think about who (audience) they will be targeting and what colors would be appropriate for them.
- Students create their digital portfolio website using Google Slides based on their designs.
- At least 3 pages: Home (with about section), Portfolio, and Contact (contact can appear as social media links in the footer = advanced)
- No addresses, maps or phone numbers
- Formative Assessment: Preview website design for process. Sketchbook design should be accessible to reference. Color theory - what colors chosen and why? What is the message?
- Save website as LastName Portfolio, or some other appropriate portfolio website URL
- Upload link to Digital Portfolio to Google Classroom assignment
- Rubric for Grading Art
- Class critique - upload URL to Google Classroom post. Each student conducts a critique of at least 3 works in the portfolio. (2 glows and a grow)
- Global Critique: Post the URL to a discussion board to obtain feedback from a global audience.
- Practice Digital Citizenship and authentic digital presence