By: Matt Rhoads, Ed.D
Dr. Matt Rhoads is a Tech and Instructional Leader and Innovator with hands in Adult Ed, K-12, and Higher Education. He is the author of several books and is the host of Navigating Education – The Podcast.
Having students create an ever-changing resume and portfolio online is essential in the world we live in today. By creating a landing page all about yourself that can be shared with the world, it provides a platform to share everything we’ve created, accomplished, and experienced. For our students, this is an awesome way to help them create resumes and digital portfolios that display their knowledge and accomplishments to help with future employment or moving forward in their careers. Besides creating an online portfolio and resume, students have the ability to download and print the portfolio to use when applying for jobs outside of providing a hyperlink for employers to access at any time.
Therefore, the goal of this post is to demonstrate how to use Wakelet as a template to create the portfolio as well as use it as an online landing page for the student to share with employers.
Below are the steps on how to get your students started creating a resume and digital portfolio on Wakelet. Included here is a video demonstrating each of the following steps below for you to review.
Step 1: This is the example of the Wakelet digital portfolio template (to see, join Wakelet by joining via Google) discussed within this blog. Go here and review the template. Students will need their own Wakelet accounts, which are free. They only need an email address to be able to have one.
Step 2: On the template, share the link to your students through your Canvas, email, or Google Classroom. You can do this by clicking the share button on the top of the Wakelet.
Step 3: Have students click on the top three buttons on top of the template to make a copy.
Step 4: Once they have a copy, they will go to their “home” Wakelet page on their account to view the copy to then edit.
Step 5: Students can edit the template by clicking on the edit button. Students can add text, photos, hyperlinks, assignments from their Google Drive, and videos. Be sure to have students click “done” each and every time they edit the page as it doesn’t save automatically.
Step 6: Once students are done, they can download the PDF of the resume and portfolio. Additionally, they can share the link to the page they’ve created by clicking on the share button and copying and then pasting the link to whomever they are sharing it with.
Overall, Wakelet is an easy-to-use platform that students can use to create portfolios and resumes over their educational careers. I recommend having students begin a portfolio at the beginning of the semester if they do not have one already. Then, for the specific class, create a page that leads to a collection of all of the learning artifacts they’ve created.
Take a shot at using this amazing tool! To learn more, see the resources below as well as our previous blog post on Wakelet to learn more about it and its uses to amplify instruction and student learning.
- Here is another example of a Wakelet student digital portfolio.
- Embedded Resume Example on Wakelet
- Wakelet templates you can use for your students and class.
- Student Digital Portfolio Example
More Resources Curated on Wakelet