Nice explanation of the various approaches to portfolios and why students should be creating one. Resources created by Lisa Johnson (@techchef4u)
A collection of a student's work specifically selected to tell a particular story about the student
do you want it to highlight or celebrate the progress a student has made?
Do you want the portfolio to capture the process of learning and growth?
do you want the portfolio to showcase the final products or best work of a student?
Their portfolios often tell compelling stories of the growth of the students' talents and showcase their skills through a collection of authentic performances.
Students are not regularly asked to examine how they succeeded or failed or improved on a task or to set goals for future work; the final product and evaluation of it receives the bulk of the attention in many classrooms. Consequently, students are not developing the metacognitive skills that will enable them to reflect upon and make adjustments in their learning in school and beyond.
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