On average Photoshop students do 20 - 29 assignments (photos on their Facebook), programming students do 12 programs (linked in their Facebook), and Illustrator students can create 18 - 20 projects by the end of the term. With 31 students, that a lot of correcting, with an explosion of critical thinking, and development. Now you know why I have not posted.
I need to focus the portfolios to match my goal for students. The portfolio to not just a display portfolio but a assessment portfolio as well. I need the students to do more self-assessment, understanding that this portfolio is to show their growth - a growth portfolio. These portfolios have many purposes, but there is a need of training for the students for them to understand their importance. Students are still making inappropriate comments on a professional portfolio. To stop this I am getting students to fix up the portfolios, and parents will be invited to assess their child's work, making critical observations of growth.
Wish me luck.