I agree with Lois that a scrapbook is not a good idea. The scrapbook-portfolio sounds like a creative venture at best, "showing off" at worst. You'll be showing your portfolio to admin who may be more conservative and would appreciate a more straightforward approach without all the noise of a scrapbook. I don't use actual artwork but color photocopies or slides (!). You can demonstrate good design without being flamboyant.
---- janet wolfe wrote:
> Good evening,
> I wish I could say that I am going to the conference but I am finishing my
> student teaching this semester!
> I have been struggling with how I should create my portfolio. When I view
> some teachers portfolios, they seem to look like scrap books not portfolios.
> Brightly colored paper around the artwork...it's not a family vacation
> album! Also, the trend seems to be to photograph every piece of art, put
> it in Photoshop, create a layout and print it on one large piece of paper.
> I would rather just show the actual art in a well laid out format., not a