Recently a colleague of mine posted a request for opinions about digital portfolios in the classroom. I believe that they are very useful tool for learning in the classroom. I believe that a portfolio can be used to showcase something. This means that there can be digital portfolios that showcase different things students do/experience in the classroom. There are three that I would like to share my thoughts on here.

First is the portfolio that is a collection of work. This generally demonstrates the quality final products. This focuses on the individual and their products and in my experience does not demonstrate learning.

Secondly there is a learning journal portfolio, which is intended use reflections of an experience or activity. The reflection is a means of communicating the KWL (Know, Want to Know, Learn) process. This is a more personal view of how an individual has constructed their learning through experiences. It…

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