10 Advantages to the Use of Digital Portfolios in a Classroom Setting

10 Advantages to the Use of Digital Portfolios in a Classroom Setting

Digital student portfolios are a recent gift of in-class technology initiatives that both parents and teachers stand behind. They are a set collection of online learning artifacts that showcase individual student accomplishments as well as growth over a period of time. On the whole it is a very active, engaging, and effectual form of student assessment. It also provides other advantages as well. Here are 10 reasons why you should implement digital students portfolios.

They Celebrate All Learners

Often student accomplishment takes a backseat to ceremony. An art showcase for instance only shows certain pieces selected by the teacher. A blurb in a school newsletter will only focus on a few students accomplishments as they are big enough to merit. A digital student portfolio celebrates every student for their individual accomplishments.

Facilitate Better Feedback

Opening student accomplishment to a larger audience creates more opportunity for feedback. Generally, feedback mostly consists of parents and teachers talking. But digital portfolios provide the opportunity for peer feedback as well.

Home-School Communication

A digital portfolio allows the classroom to be integrated into the home. Teachers and students can post videos, audio tracks, images, and text that will show up on a mobile devices. Parents can receive updates via smartphone or tablet. Students can continue their work and study through incoming media. It also allows parents to become more integrated into the classroom as well.

Highlight of the Learning Process

A digital portfolio not only allows student to show off their work. But also, to see how that work has progressed. Parents, teachers, and students can study their entire learning history to better understand and improve the learning process itself.

Demonstrate Progression

Portfolios are also great examples of work progression. It keeps a working record of student growth and prepares them for the future …

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