How Do Digital Portfolios Help My Students?

I have reflected and contemplated many times about this questions and always wondered, how can I help my students create the right type of digital portfolio? Should I be doing more? According to Lee Watanabe-Crockett, one of the replies he received from an educator stated, ‘Having a digital portfolio helps students to brand themselves based on the skills that they want to showcase to potential employers or school administrators.’ How Do Digital Portfolios Help Students? (2016, December 9).

As I continue to dive deeper into the ‘why’ of this question, I find myself wanting to know more and do more for my students. I came across an amazing example of the ‘how and why’ of digital portfolios for students in the following video:

https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/uUsy2ORFqII?rel=0Digital Portfolios – The Whole Child, The Whole Story. (2017, May 20)

The idea behind what the video describes is exactly what ALL students need and should be creating in the technology-rich society that we live in. I continue to guide my students to the growth mindset in my classroom and wonder if this creative process would help my students even more to grasp the concept and mindset they need to succeed in school and their life. This question is going to be the main focus of my school year as I try to give my students the guidance they need for this endeavor.

Bibliography

Digital Portfolios – The Whole Child, The Whole Story. (2017, May 20). Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUsy2ORFqII

How Do Digital Portfolios Help Students? (2016, December 9). Retrieved from https://globaldigitalcitizen.org/how-do-digital-portfolios-help-student

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