Thinking about helping students become more reflective and more thoughtful learners? Starr Sackstein, a New York educator, recently shared the benefits of digital portfolios and her 4–Steps to Digital Portfolios in a webinar.
Why Digital Portfolios?
When students are tracking their progress over–time, they are better able to set goals, reflect and think about themselves as learners. Using digital portfolios helps students become better and more reflective learners.
Benefits of Digital portfolios:
- Promote student self-reflections
- Deepens the transfer of knowledge
- Encourages connections with the past, present, future
The benefits of digital portfolios are amplified if, in your school, you are not only using portfolios like FreshGrade in your classroom but there is an expectation that students are collecting portfolios in all of their classes. By collecting portfolios in all classes, learning can easily be tracked and passed along to the next teachers, and students are better able to make the connections across all curriculums.