To start me off filling an eportfolio with EVERYTHING I’ve ever experienced I have a mind map in front of me that offers the following:
A picture of me age five or six in oversize green wellies that I fondly remember as I loved it when I found water deep enough for the wellies to fill with water.
The fog horn from the Lighthouse on Farnes Islands. I could here it from my bedroom window in Beadnell and like to watch the light as it appeared across the window. Not older than eight.
This is an O’Level Physics book that was sent home for me to read. I misssed an entire term of school as I had broken my leg rather badly in a skiing accident. I don’t have the book, but I have it (and most others) listed. I could in theory recover a substantial number of the books I have EVER read?
In text books I kept for my favourite subject that I went on to study at Oxford.
That my 14 year old daughter was watching on YouTube. She remarked, as she sang along, how she could remember the words. So could I. We used to watch it together since she was two or three.
Which triggered this idea of recalling distant memories and what prompts it required: a photo, a taste, a book title …
Where e-portfolios still fail … and I have a diary of 17000 pages, is the tagging. You have to find the words. I’d prefer to tage visually, so a an image to represent every page, or every event on every page? But what about a smell, taste or sound?