Students’ Digital Portfolio

I’ve recently read a TED Ed article by Rudy Blanco on how-to, and the benefits of, students creating their own “Digital Learning Portfolios” and it sounds like such a fantastic and beneficial task for students.

Bright Idea

Image from public domain by zaldy icaonapo. Bright Idea.

 

Here are some titbits of important information that I’ve jotted down in regards to Digital Learning Portfolios (DLPs):

  • Creating a DLP takes time – lots of time – to gather the content and organise it and make it worthwhile.
  • Students need to make sure the content is of DLP quality.
  • Content can be enhanced using links, tagging keywords, finding images and videos – all in the hope of offering further information and explanation of the topic.
  • Once published, feedback can be received by peers.

 

But the most important point of the article that I read is:

“Students frequently find resources in places that teachers would have never looked. This gives us, teachers, a chance to explore the minds of our learners even as it allows them a space to put their individual learning experience up for others to interact with.

Think about this: if a teacher does this with 50 students (assuming all 50 students do this assignment), the teacher now has 50 different approaches to teaching and explaining a given topic.”

– Rudy Blanco.

What a fantastic idea – getting into the mind of our students to help teach other students in the future – GOLD!!! This is certainly a tool I will be looking at using for my students when I become a teacher.

Here’s the Ted Ed article – “How to create digital learning portfolios in the classroom”.

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