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Online Portfolio Website Made Easy - Format
"Attract potential clients and brand new opportunities with a portfolio that truly represents your work. Build your professional portfolio in just a few clicks — without learning to code."
webdev  portfolios  webdesign 
december 2017 by robertogreco
Bennington introduces new option for applicants @insidehighered
"Bennington College on Wednesday announced a new option for undergraduate applicants in which they themselves determine entirely what to send or not send for consideration.

The college was already test-optional and a member of the Common Application, and will continue to accept applications that way. But a new "dimensional admissions" option will let students create their entire application portfolio (including transcripts from high school only if they wish).

There will be no suggested format except for this broad prompt: “We invite you to share with us a collection of your work that speaks to these capacities and creates a portrait of what you bring to the Bennington community. We invite you to be deeply thoughtful. We invite you to be bold. We invite you to bring your own dimension to the college application.”

Bennington officials said that in the same way that the college encourages students to be creative and to think for themselves, the college now wants to see how applicants demonstrate those qualities.

A panel of faculty members and Bennington alumni will review the applications that are submitted this way. Their charge will be to evaluate applicants based on how their submission -- in whatever form -- shows "the ability to create and revise work, dexterity with words and numbers, inventiveness, intrinsic motivation, and the capacity to apply ... understanding to new situations," as well as on other qualities.

A spokeswoman from Bennington said that a high school transcript (which would be part of a review under the Common Application) could be submitted by an applicant using the dimensional approach, but that this was not required.

Bennington's announcement comes the same month that Goucher College announced that it was creating a new admissions option. At Goucher, applicants may submit a two-minute video and two pieces of work done in high school instead of everything else, including the high school transcript. While some experts praised the idea as innovative (and it attracted considerable attention), others said that a high school transcript is in fact necessary to effectively evaluate applicants.

In 2013, Bard College introduced an option for applicants to apply using only essays -- four 2,500-word research papers -- and the college has been pleased with the results.

Hung Bui, vice president and dean of admissions and financial aid at Bennington, said via email that he expected most applicants to continue to use the Common Application and to submit transcripts.

On the issue admitting students without high school transcripts, Bui said that "whatever application students are using, the Common App or the dimensional application, we require that they demonstrate a record of academic achievement to be admitted to Bennington." He added that "transcripts are one way to communicate a student's capacity to work hard and consistently. We are open to reviewing other materials, in addition or in place of a transcript, that demonstrate those same qualities.""

[More on the Goucher College announcement: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/28/education/college-admissions-goucher-video.html ]
colleges  universities  2014  admissions  transcripts  unschooling  deschooling  assessment  portfolios  hungbui  bardcollege  srg  edg  benningtoncollege  gouchercollege 
september 2014 by robertogreco
Pasta & Portfolios: Assign tasks, not tools | Principal Interest
"A recent sojourn into the wonderful world of portfolio process design has convinced me that we need to increasingly, in our schools, assign tasks - not tools. Underneath the structures of portfolios (the ‘document’) and student led conferences (the ‘conversation’), we want deep reflection on both learning and self-as-learner, the real purpose.

Any extraneous restriction/imposition, not serving the purpose that supports that reflection forms a superfluous distraction, generating an artificial focus, potentially (but not necessarily) diminishing focus on what really matters the most.

When I make pasta for friends or family, the purpose is to create  an experience – not a dinner set or a specifically shaped piece of flour & egg. If I spent too much time worrying about what bowls someone told me to use or how thick someone told me to make each strand, it could potentially (but not necessarily) detract from the ‘dining experience’ – the real purpose.

It seems that when students are creating that ‘reflective experience’, allowing them to choose their own paths, as much as possible, would allow them to retain a focus on this real purpose.  Choose the bowl yourself - one that suits your purpose. There are lots of bowls out there."
portfolios  teaching  learning  howweteach  howwelearn  containers  bowls  tasks  tools  damianrentoule  reflection  2014  flexibility  purpose  conversation 
may 2014 by robertogreco
Anagrama | Brand Intelligence Group
"We are an international branding firm with offices in Monterrey and Mexico City. Our clients include companies from varied industries in countries all around the world.

Besides our history and experience with brand development, we are also experts in the design and development of objects, spaces, software and multimedia projects.

We create the perfect balance between a design boutique, focusing on the development of creative pieces paying attention to the smallest of details, and a business consultancy providing solutions based on the analysis of tangible data to generate best fit applications.

Our services reach all of the branding spectrum from strategic consulting to fine tune brand
objectives for the company to logotype, peripherals and captivating illustration design.

Since our creation, we decided to break the traditional creative agency scheme, integrating multidisciplinary teams of creative and business experts.

A well managed and positioned brand represents a powerful asset for the company´s total
value. It is a sales tool and a client loyalty promoter.

We love new challenges and we address them accordingly with an experienced team of collaborators focused on adding value to all of our projects. To know more about our points
of view, work process, and new ways we can help you, please visit our contact section."
design  garphicdesign  branding  identity  mexico  monterrey  studios  portfolios 
december 2013 by robertogreco
Face. Simplicity Works.
"Face is a supermodernist design studio specialised in developing honest branding projects across the world. Our work is intended to brave the test of time. Our craft is the result of constant effort, talent and commitment to quality of the highest international caliber.

We believe the assignment contains the solution. This is why we strive to have a deep understanding of our projects and our client's needs through our fool-proof creative method.

Simplicity works.

Est. 2006 — Monterrey, Mexico "
design  graphicdesign  print  studio  mexico  monterrey  portfolios 
december 2013 by robertogreco
KLEA McKEnnA - www.kleamckenna.com
"I want to make an imprint of this place – both visual and emotional – rather than a picture of it. With this in mind, I rarely “take” photographs. Instead, I devise ways that light sensitive materials, analog photographic paper and film, can interact directly with the landscape to reveal something unexpected; something that decodes the way we experience place. This physical interaction between subject and medium, translates familiar landscapes - natural and manmade - into strange, abstracted terrain.

I use a variety of crude strategies; hand-made cameras, outdoor photograms, and methods of folding film and paper to create sculptural images and photographic installations. This experimental approach transforms the familiar, yielding unlikely images that refer to location and subject only through light and form. The flawed material of the film or paper becomes as visible as the image it has captured.

I was raised in the forest, in the 1980’s, in bohemian subculture. The aesthetics of that time and place –the brilliant colors and elemental shapes-have become a visual language that I return to again and again in my mind’s eye and in my work. Our intimate landscapes teem with personal and collective histories that animate them and affect the way we inhabit them. These embedded stories are the impetus for my work. The simmering chaos of geological change, the cyclical growth and death of forests, remnants of military land-use, the place you were standing when you first saw him – it’s all still there, like invisible topography blanketing the land beneath it.

Klea Mckenna is an artist and photographer based in San Francisco, CA.

In addition to her own art practice, she is co-founder and photographer at In The Make, an online arts journal of studio visits with West Coast artists."

[See also: http://inthemake.com/klea-mckenna/ ]
artists  art  sanfrancisco  kleamckenna  portfolios  photography  color  place  light 
june 2013 by robertogreco
Koken - Creative website publishing
"Koken is a free system designed for photographers, designers, and creative DIYs to publish independent websites of their work."
via:anne  webdev  portfolios  koken  photography  design  cms  webdesign 
march 2013 by robertogreco
A web development consultancy based in London - Lomalogue Ltd.
"A web development consultancy run by Rik Lomas. I focus on making well-designed, interactive websites that people love to use."
london  webdesign  portfolios  coding  kerouapp  Åh  webdevelopment  design  webdev  riklomas 
september 2012 by robertogreco
Introducing DIY We started building DIY a few... - Blog - DIY
"Encouraging your kids to be inventive and self-reliant now will better prepare them to participate in a world that keeps changing.

Here’s how it works today:

1. DIY kids sign up and get their own Portfolio, a public web page to show off what they make.

2. They upload pictures of their projects using diy.org or our iOS app.

3. Kids’ projects are online for everyone to see, you can add Stickers to show support.
4. You also have your own dashboard to follow their activity and to make sure they’re not sharing anything that should be private.

Kids are ready for this. They’re instinctively scientists and explorers. They’re quick to build using anything at their disposal. They transform their amazement of the world into games. They’re often drawn to learning that’s indistinguishable from play (think about bug collecting!). And, most important, they embrace technology."
2012  isaiahsaxon  darenrabinovitch  andrewsliwinski  zachklein  portfolios  applications  ios  web  online  sharing  doing  making  edg  srg  onlinetoolkit  lcproject  tcsnmy  children  digitalportfolios  diy.org  diy 
april 2012 by robertogreco
Obsessions: No-Code Sites — Imprint-The Online Community for Graphic Designers
"So in this case, to make the website run, an image is dropped onto a specific folder which Hazel watches to get filenames ready for the web. The app then copies it to the Dropbox folder, which then shoots it off to the Dropbox servers, which then syncs with a webserver folder. Everything’s then presented by Stacey, which you’ll remember is devised to operate without much coding."
howto  via:maxfenton  nocodesites  no-codesites  dropbox  portfolios  code  stacey  tutorials 
january 2012 by robertogreco
The Ed Techie: Eportfolios - J'accuse [Or why we [TCSNMY] encourage use of off-the-shelf tools rather than rolling our own or spending on some ed-tech crap]
"An institution has a very different set of requirements to an individual. However, if you want eportfolios to work, then it’s individuals that need to like them and be motivated to use them. This emanates from an institutional tic, which is the need to own and control systems and data…<br />
Educational arrogance – maybe arrogance is too strong a term, but eportfolios demonstrate a common mistake (in my view) in educational technology, which goes something like “Here’s some interesting software/tool/service which does most of what we want. But it’s not quite good enough for higher education, let’s develop our own version with features X and Y”. In adding features X and Y though they lose what was good about the initial tool, and take a long time. Blogs are good enough for eportfolios, if what you want from an eportfolio is for people to actually, you know, use them. "
education  technology  elearning  portfolios  eportfolios  tcsnmy  onlinetoolkit  lms  via:steelemaley  cv  edtech  open  it'saboutthecontent  control  closedsystems  blogs  blogging  learning  lcproject  rss  portability  mobility 
june 2011 by robertogreco
BLDGBLOG: Urban Speculation in Los Angeles and Beyond
"In many ways, then, the book is astonishingly extroverted. It's a book by an architecture office about the city it works in, not a book documenting that firm's work; and, as such, it serves as an impressive attempt to understand and analyze the city through themed conversations with other people, in a continuous stream of partially overlapping dialogues, instead of through ex tempore essayistic reflections by the architects or dry academic essays."

Comment from Robert Farrell: "Perhaps the answer to the traditional architectural monograph lies in the above discussed book. How boring it is to see glossy image after glossy image of an architects portfolio put on bookshelf. It seems at a time when most architects are not building much, that investigation should take the lead."
losangeles  bldgblog  michaelmaltzan  architecture  urban  urbanism  cities  books  2011  monographs  portfolios  identity  infrastructure  landscape  resources  experience  density  polity  economics  community  institutions  nomoreplay  photography  meaning  hatjecantz  place  olebouman  iwanbaan  context  charlesjencks  qingyunma  edwardsoja  charleswaldheim  jamesflanigan  sarahwhiting  mirkozardini  catherineopie  geoffmanaugh  jessicavarner 
may 2011 by robertogreco
Deborah Meier’s “Graduation by Portfolio” video
"Thanks to two-time CMK guest speaker, Deborah Meier, for sharing this phenomenal 47-minute documentary from 1993 detailing the process by which Central Park East Secondary School students earned their high school diploma through project-based inquiry and personal portfolios demonstrating habits of mind."
deborahmeier  projectbasedlearning  portfolios  inquiry  inquiry-basedlearning  habitsofmind  personalportfolios  teaching  learning  schools  csnmy  pbl 
october 2010 by robertogreco
Langwitches Blog » Wrapping my Mind Around Digital Portfolios
Nice collection of thought and references, many speak to our experience using Tumblrs as student portfolios (stories of learning) in the TCSNMY program. And there is more to learn.
via:lukeneff  tcsnmy  blogging  eportfolios  evaluation  reflection  technology  eportfolio  elearning  portfolios  education  edtech  digital  web2.0  classideas 
august 2010 by robertogreco
for the love of learning: Accountability
Comment from John Spencer: "I use the word accountability in my class, but I define it as "mutual trust." We keep each other accountable by giving an account of what we're learning - conferences, portfolios, informal meetings.
accountability  definitions  johnspencer  joebower  trust  tcsnmy  teaching  learning  relationships  transparenchonesty  punishment  rewards  finland  portfolios  informal  conferences  lcproject  unschooling  deschooling  transparency  honesty 
july 2010 by robertogreco
Trusting Edu-Corporations, Inviting Disaster - Get In The Fracas
"There’s accountability and assessment beyond corporate-controlled high-stakes testing. This year my school implemented “presentations of learning,” an Essential Schools-inspired performance-based assessment. Each student collected evidence of learning from throughout the year and shared it in a 45-minute presentation accompanied by a well-organized binder. It was impossible for a student to fake his way through it. Between a student’s grades, his teachers’ comments, a portfolio of work products, the presentation of learning, and—yes— some test scores, one could see a truly authentic picture of the student’s learning and growth."
presentationsoflearning  portfolios  forprofit  educorporations  money  politics  standardizedtesting  schools  policy  tcsnmy  authentic  danbrown 
july 2010 by robertogreco
Weblogg-ed » An Open Mind (In Higher Ed at Least)
"Right now, that is “radical” thinking, but it’s provocative nonetheless. That “signals” piece is exactly where a lot of my own thinking and reading has been centered of late. And while this is about higher ed, a shift like that obviously has big implications for K-12. Not only is it about how we prepare our kids to learn more effectively in informal environments around the things they are passionate about, but also how we help them begin to build those portfolios of work that have real world applications, that can be used to highlight their learning and their ability to learn throughout their lives. I mean how, right now, are schools helping students be self-directed participants in their own learning who are able to share openly the learning they do and connect with others to pursue that learning even further?" Response here: http://robertogreco.tumblr.com/post/542311919/why-the-obsession-with-credentials
comments  willrichardson  education  informallearning  accreditation  pln  schools  teaching  tcsnmy  lcproject  unschooling  deschooling  portfolios  evidenceoflearning 
april 2010 by robertogreco
The content is the Cargo
"Cargo is a web publishing (CMS) and community-building platform currently in development. It powers a variety of creative communities in the fields of Education, Design, Research, and Conceptual Art."
education  design  research  conceptualart  community  creative  publishing  web  typography  gallery  collective  cargo  graphicdesign  portfolios  webdesign  indexhibit  webdev 
april 2010 by robertogreco
Die Baupiloten
"Susanne Hofmann’s intention in founding the Baupiloten in June 2003 was to give fourth and fifth year architecture students practical experience on architectural projects and to teach them the skills to develop and realise a design.

In spring 2004 the TU Berlin chose to use the Baupiloten-course as part of Studienreformprojekt – the attempt to reform some of the teaching programme in the faculty. During the next two years the architect – since January2005 supported by architect Martin Janekovic – has been given the brief toestablish a design studio which brings together theory and practice, whichthen – provided it is successful – should be integrated into theregular teaching programme."

[various school design projects and this: http://www.baupiloten.com/en/projekte/cs/Main_cs.htm ]
education  design  children  germany  architects  schooldesign  architecture  furniture  portfolios  lcproject  tcsnmy  participatory  interiors 
june 2009 by robertogreco
Kim Beck I Ideal Cities I Works
"Using images of architecture and landscape, Kim Beck makes drawings, prints, paintings and installations that survey peripheral and suburban spaces. Her work urges a reconsideration of the built environment - the peculiar street signs, gas station banners, overgrown weeded lots, and self-storage buildings — bringing the banal and everyday into focus."
kimbeck  artists  nature  green  design  landscape  sculpture  architecture  installation  portfolios  art  cardboard  glvo  via:reas  cities  suburbs  publicstorage  space  builtenvironment 
february 2009 by robertogreco
A portfolio instead of a diploma « BuzzMachine
"Teacher Mark Pullen wrote on his blog great thoughts on students leaving school with portfolios instead of just diplomas." ... "Perhaps we need to separate youth from education. Education lasts forever. Youth is the time for exploration, maturation, socialization. We may want to create a preserve around youth—as Google does around its inventors—to nurture and challenge the young. What if we told students that, like Google engineers, they should take one day a week or one course a term or one year in college to create something: a company, a book, a song, a sculpture, an invention? School could act as an incubator, advising, pushing, and nurturing their ideas and effort. What would come of it? Great things and mediocre things. But it would force students to take greater responsibility for what they do and to break out of the straitjacket of uniformity."
tcsnmy  education  learning  curriculum  portfolios  jeffjarvis  eportfolio  schools  schooling  colleges  universities  academia  lcproject  via:preoccupations  homeschool  unschooling  deschooling 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Welcome :: Indexhibit
"Indexhibit is a web application used to build and maintain an archetypal, invisible website format that combines text, image, movie and sound."
art  artists  webdesign  web  layout  css  design  webapps  webdev  website  templates  portfolio  opensource  free  gallery  photography  portfolios  onlinetoolkit  freeware  artist  programming  internet  software  html  code  indexhibit 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Shvoong Homework
"# Organize all your school work in one place # Share homework & class summaries with friends # Meet people all around the world, and share knowledge with them"
collaboration  homework  learning  web2.0  teaching  wikis  schools  students  portfolios 
september 2007 by robertogreco

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