Sherri Woods

Paintsville

Sherri Woods

Paintsville

Biography

Digital Portfolio Station

A digital portfolio is a computer-based collection of student performance over time. Portfolios make classroom learning more accessible to parents, administrators, and other district support staff because they provide a window into student learning. A digital portfolio or online portfolio is a collection of electronic evidence assembled and managed by a user (the student) and submitted to the evaluator (the teacher). This evidence may include input text, electronic files, images, multimedia, blog entries, and hyperlinks. A digital portfolio is also a collection of artifacts of learning that demonstrates growth, acquisition of skills or knowledge, and student creativity over time. As a teacher, I was thrilled to discover the pride and joy my students feel as they reflect on their learning experiences. I realized that a digital portfolio could be more than simply a collection of things—it could also be a vehicle for reflection and an opportunity for creating a sense of pride in students. Students add to their portfolios (using Google Suite for Education) by creating new artifacts or adding previously created pieces demonstrating various stages of writing/learning and learning across disciplines. With the funds from this grant, a digital portfolio station will be set up in my classroom which will include an upright Book/Document scanner that can automatically convert the documents/images into word/excel/pdf, a photo printer/scanner, and up to five student Chromebooks. The students will be able to independently create artifacts, choose among artifacts to include, and use the digital equipment to compile their own portfolios.

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