November 22 , 2016
Over the last few years we have reviewed several educational web tools and mobile apps that allow students to create and share digital portfolios. In today’s post we are featuring some of our favourite titles and the ones we would recommend the most to teachers. Although the selection is subjective but is, nonetheless, based on an insider knowledge of the multiple advantages of each of these tools and well as on their growing popularity among educators and teachers. Have a look and share with us your feedback. Enjoy
This is an excellent tool for creating digital portfolios, SeeSaw works across different platforms and works seamlessly across them. It is also available for the web, iOS, Android, Chromebooks,and Kindle Fire. SeeSaw enables students to document their learning using a wide variety of multimedia materials such as photos, text, links, videos, drawings, PDFs and many more. Students can directly import content from other apps and add it to their portfolios. ‘Students can use Seesaw's built-in audio recording, drawing and caption tools to reflect on what they've learned or explain how they got their answer.’
WeLearnedIt is another awesome platform for designing digital learning portfolios. It supports various forms of content whether grabbed from the web or uploaded directly from one’s computer. Students can add clipped content, images, videos, document from Google Drive or Dropbox, embed codes from the web and many more. ‘Using the class and student dashboards, teachers can easily track student growth over time based on their assignments and the rubrics that are created from the assessed work. These reports can be shared with students, parents, and even sent out as a digital report card to show not only the grade, but the project, assignment feedback, and more.’
3- Google Sites
With the new added features, Google Sites becomes a powerful tool for easily creating and sharing digital portfolios. We have already written a detailed guide on how to use the new Google Sites which you can access and read from this page.
4 - Silk
Silk is a web tool that you can use to create beautiful webpages where you can create, edit, and share your digital portfolios. Each page comes in with a variety of themes to choose from. Silk gives you more ways to structure and visualize your content. A Silk page consists of collections that hold together similar pages, and supports raging important bits of information on each page.
Weebly is a platform that lets you set up a web page in a matter of few clicks. It also provides pre-set themes and templates to use with your webpage and provides you with powerful authoring tools to add materials and cease content on your pages.
‘Tackk is a free creation app that allows anyone to create content on the go, without needing technical or design skills. Share your message or tell your story easily with text, images and more, then share via text message, on social or email.’