Using E-Portfolios in the Classroom

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For decades, students have been completing assignments in school. Often, these were seen only by the teacher, graded and returned to the student. Sometimes, the work was posted on a classroom wall or in a school hallway. Many teachers kept portfolios of student work for report card conferences, and the rare teacher taught students how to build their own portfolios from their work.
With more and more schools going paperless or migrating to the “cloud” (storing files on the Internet), student work has become more easily shareable, accessible by many, and more easily organized. Many teachers have turned to digital portfolios — or “e-portfolios” — for their students. These digital portfolios have caused a huge shift in how teachers assign, collect and assess student classwork and projects.
However, with so many options for collecting and sharing student work, it’s hard to know which method or tool to use.
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