I am so sorry for disappearing from my own thread. It has been a busy week.
I will continue to check out recommendations, so keep them coming if you have one to add.
HeartDrama, the requirements for my portfolio is structured almost entirely around my state's teaching standards. There are ten of them. Each standard requires an artifact (either a lesson plan I have used that meets that standard, along with pictures of me teaching it or an example of student work that resulted from that lesson, or a document that shows I have met that standard). Along with the artifact, I need to write a reflection that touches on the lesson, the product and/or the standard itself. Each standard requires an entry slip that explains why I consider each included artifact to be indicative of each standard.
For instance, one standard spells out how the teacher is to communicate effectively with other teachers, students and parents. So I have included the letter of introduction to the families in the room I have been student teaching in, an example of my weekly classroom newsletter and my reflection on that process.
I am required to provide a section that covers my classroom management plan and process, and a section that spells out my "Philosophy Of Education". And of course, there is a section for professional development and letters of reference.
I have probably forgotten something, but that is a basic overview of the required elements. I think if I had a host site that I was comfortable using, that provided me with the look I have in my head, this would almost be a pleasant activity.
Up until now the portfolio has been a hard copy, put together in a binder and lugged around from interview to interview. But we are now required to do an electronic portfolio now, and it has been so difficult to find a host site that is user friendly on both ends, and able to upload documents and pictures.