Friday, May 3, 2013

5 Excellent Tools for Creating Academic Portfolios

With the advent of technology and the uptake of web2.0 tools, portfolios migrated to the cloud making it dead easy for teachers and students to easily create and save their portfolios online. The good thing about digital portfolios is that they can be accessed anytime, anywhere and from any device with internet connection.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has already posted a detailed guide to everything teachers need to know about digital portfolios. Today, I am adding some web tools that are really wonderful for creating digital portfolios. Check them out below and let me know what you think.

1- Weebly

This is a platform similar to Google Sites where you can easily build a classroom website for free. You can also use it to create your portfolio. Use the pages section to host it . You can embed in it images, videos, texts, graphs, infographics ...and many more.

2- Portfolio Gen

Portfoliogen is a FREE online service for teachers to create their own customized portfolio webpage. Registered users receive their own URL web address allowing them to share their credentials with prospective employers, principals, professors and peers.

3- Dropr

Dropr allows you to create and browse beautiful portfolios from music to art, photography to print and connects you to the worlds most creative community.
4- Pathbrite

This is an awesome tool that allows users to create academic portfolios. These portfolios can contain data stored on your computer, materials imported from social media networks...and many more.

5- Google Sites

Google Sites is another great platform for creating and hosting your digital portfolios. Check out this guide to learn more about it.

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