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Your Homeschooling Guide offers a variety of ways to help you plan and track as you wend your way toward college.
Creating, Maintaining and Presenting a Homeschool Portfolio
Basically, a homeschool portfolio is a collection of materials that are used in order to showcase what your child has learned over the course of the “school year.” This is important because numerous states require an annual assessment of homeschooled students either via testing or the presentation of a portfolio. While it may seem that keeping a portfolio is only good in so far as you need to comply with the law. This is not the case, however. Portfolios can also help parents and their children to record their progress and achievements. This becomes even more important once a child has reached high school and needs a diploma.
Homeschool Portfolio Evaluations Shouldn’t Be Scary!
Learning about portfolio evaluations and local homeschooling laws can help eliminate some of the stress when it comes to keeping student records for your kids. It can also make the task of putting a strategy in place for keeping homeschool portfolio information much simpler.
Recordkeeping: Portfolio & Grades
A portfolio is more relevant to homeschooling and is an excellent way of demonstrating the type of education your child has had and what resources were used in giving him or her that education. From Oklahoma Homeschool.
Student Portfolios: Classroom Uses
What is it? Portfolios are collections of student work representing a selection of performance.
Understanding Electronic Portfolios
Dr. Helen Barrett’s Electronic Portfolios
A really great website to help you understand the metaphor of a portfolio as used to reflect a student’s learning. Lots of examples and ideas.
Electronic Portfolios in the K-12 Classroom
The electronic portfolio, already a well-established tool in higher education, is beginning to appear in K-12 classrooms as well. Learn what electronic portfolios are and discover how they can help you and benefit your students. Included: Guidelines for developing personal portfolios.
A resource to assist you in gaining knowledge around the concepts of e-portfolios.
Portfolio by BlueSky Schooler
Designed to make homeschool accountability easy, mobile, and flexible, Portfolio by BlueSky Schooler is the dynamic new app developed by homeschool mom, Keren Green. This record management tool adapts to any Homeschooling approach and helps you meet reporting requirements, specific to your family’s needs, with just a few taps on your phone.
Scrapbook or Yearbook Format
Homeschool Portfolios for Assessment Time
It’s getting close to that time of year again – assessment time! In Ohio, we have the option of standardized tests or having a portfolio review of our children’s work by a certified teacher. I prefer portfolio reviews. Putting together the academic portfolios actually begins at the very start of the school year.
Homeschool Portfolio as a Collection of Documents
When preparing your portfolio, carefully consider your audience. Will the portfolio primarily be viewed by friends and family members? Will it be shown to potential employers and college admissions departments? Do you plan to use it to comply with homeschool requirements in your state?
How to Create a Homeschool Notebook
A notebook is a perfect way to track your child’s progress through the year and keep a handle on their work. Many states require parents to keep a portfolio like this, but even if your state doesn’t, I would challenge you to consider the value in creating one anyway. It keeps mom and student organized and ready for the year, as well as each homeschool day. Wondering how to create a homeschool portfolio or notebook? Here is what works for us.
Over 1000 printable pages of backgrounds, borders, frames, alphabets, journaling helps, ‘die cuts’, clipart, etc for scrapbooking and rubber stamping. Be sure to print in color on acid-free paper.
This forum is for those making scrapbooks and memory books.