Unit 5: Grade 09 Exploring Technologies - Digital Portfolio

With Exploring Technologies, one key element is showcasing your work by building a portfolio. For this course you have had the opportunity to learn several aspects of technology. To showcase steps in a medium that is easy to organize and share, a digital format is a great way to do this and show your accomplished work, learning, and steps taken when creating a portfolio.

Course Units and Descriptions
Unit Description
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1 Careers & Safety- Intro, computers, organization, safety, and careers
2 Design Process - SPICE- Faulty towers, logo design, and project box
3 Materials, Machines, Tools, & Process- Acubend, key ring holder, key ring accessory
4 Project Research, Design, & Build- Bridge/tower, mag-lev, co2 dragster
5 Web Portfolio- Showcase course work, projects, and understanding with web portfolio and presentation

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  1. Unit 5, Act. 1: Digital Portfolio

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Class of Technological Design students are finishing their last projects and will have an opportunity to review and showcase their work, what they learned, and their accomplishments as part of their culminating.



Students are to use their wiki individual design log area to showcase their work accomplished through the SPICE-model deign process steps they have taken. This should start with a summary of major projects and assignments completed. Next you are to select three of your best pieces of work, which are to include the following information:

  1. Project title
  2. Summary of project (1-3 sentences)
  3. One image clearly showing your work (approximately 8 by 6 inch in size)
  4. Major steps taken - use S P I C E to start points (a total of 5-7 points, equivalent to about a paragraph)
  5. Partner name and how they helped (1 sentence)
  6. Conclusion of what you learned - knowledge, skill, and/or value (1-2 sentences)
  7. Two related high value supporting links in the form of bullets
  8. Weekly summary of all journal entries and final conclusion


Suppot Information

There should not be a lot of research to do here, as you already know what you accomplished and learned. You will use your journal as a starting point to fill in the weekly summary which will give you lots of ideas on picking your top 3 pieces to showcase.




Although there are several ways you can do this, here are the recommend steps to complete your portfolio::


The following points will help with your portfolio build

  1. Use your journal entries to summarize-simplify your tasks and learning from one week into a small section
  2. Review the SPICE model covered earlier in the course and ensure you have a clear understanding of how each of the steps are defined and how they would be applied to each of your projects, big or small
  3. Select project/assignments that you can showcase and/or highlight your accomplishments and learning
  4. You may use the following MS Word portfolio tempate which outlines what each project item should include and weekly journal summary table
  5. Ensure your images are clear and easy to view, by sizing them up using a photo editing program such as Photoshop to crop to keep them consistent and easy to view
  6. Maximize marks by choosing your three best projects to showcase your work, ensure the SPICE steps are correctly identified, and your conclusion has new learning in the form of knowledge, skill, and/or value
  7. Once finished, have a peer (everyone does one peer feedback), fill in at the bottom of your page two sentences, one to give a critical practical support point and second, a positive support feedback point, on your portfolio design log
  8. When done, submit in the drop off folder with the proper file naming convention


This is part of the culminating and will also include hands on projects in class.

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Evaluation Breakdown Component Descriptions Marks
Always double check that you have completed all components for full marks.
3 Portfolio Showcases - use template as guide for all elements (15 each) 45
Journal summary - Key steps of project 50
Final conclusion - What you learned and peer feedback 5
Peer Feedback - Critical support and positive support feedback 5