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1. Introduction to Build a Portfolio with Google Sites
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There are many ways to showcase your skills.

You can use a resume, a personal website, or even social media.

Another way is to create a portfolio, which can combine all three.

A portfolio is a collection of your best work.

It provides insight into your talents, skills, and personality.

Portfolios showcase many different types of work, including writing, art or photography, coding, and teaching.

As well as showing off your work, your portfolio demonstrates your personal values, accomplishments, and life experiences.

It gives the viewer a clear picture of who you are and what you’re capable of.

You might create a portfolio to apply to a school, a job, or to show how your skills have improved over time.

A traditional portfolio is a binder or folder that contains samples of your work.

People often create a portfolio for a specific purpose, like applying to a design school.

You can also build a digital portfolio.

With a digital portfolio, you tell your audience about yourself, add your work, and share your portfolio with people without having to print or carry around a physical copy.

In this lesson, you’ll create a digital portfolio in Google Sites.

You’ll use built-in tools to design and build an online portfolio.

You will add Google files created in G Suite applications, such as Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Forms to your portfolio.

You can also upload files from Drive, if needed.

You will create a new site and add pages to it, apply a theme, change the header and footer, add text and images, add or embed links to your work or social media, share your site, and publish and unpublish your site.

Think about reasons to create a portfolio.

You might showcase your work to apply to college by putting up essays and other work you’ve done, demonstrate your progress in a subject such as english or math from one year to the next, or see how you’ve grown over time.

A portfolio is a living document; it will change as you, your experience, and your skills grow.

In this lesson you’ll add school work, but portfolios can contain anything.

Make sure you have access to at least three pieces of your best work to upload.

If you don’t have any of your own work, you will upload the provided example projects instead.

Anyone will be able to see your published site online.

Don’t include information you don’t want others, including future employers, to see.

To complete this lesson, open a new tab, go to Google dot com, and sign into your account.

If you don’t have an account, create one now.

Then, go to your Drive.

Next, create a new, blank website in Google Sites.

Then move on to the next video to get started!

Now it’s your turn.

Sign into your Google account, open Google Sites, and create a new site.

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Instructions
  1. Sign into your Google account.
  2. Open Google Sites.
  3. Create a new site.
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