4 Steps for Getting Started with Student Digital Portfolios

Not sure how to get started with ePortfolios for your students? Here’s what you need to know.

Even before the concept of student portfolios was formalized, teachers collected and shared student work. They used writing folders during conferences or displayed science projects for open house. As the digital era has taken hold, portfolios have become a method of assessment and the collection and sharing of work has become much more common.

Student portfolios gained traction in traditional classrooms in the early 1990′s and have co-evolved with educational technology over the course of thirty years. Digital technology and access to the Web make creating meaningful portfolios easier than ever — a good thing given the increasing demands on educators’ time.

Still, many are unsure of how to make the leap into digital portfolios. Going digital may feel too daunting given everything else on your plate. Here are four steps to help you get started. These are focused more on an individual teacher helping students get started with a portfolio, but with some changes, these ideas can be adapted to a large scale roll out across a specific subject areas, grade level, academic program, or entire school.

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4 Steps for Getting Started with Student Digital Portfolios.

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