Digital Portfolios are what folk have if they use computers. If you use a computer and save your work you have a digital portfolio. Just like a book or folder, a digital portfolio contains work a person/student does on a computer. This work may be complete or incomplete, marked and corrected by the teacher or not, in fact it is work in various stages of development just like a students workbook or drafts folder.
In Kindergarten and Year 1 Students work can be saved into a class folder. Not all work students do on computers in these beginning years needs to be saved or printed. 3-4 samples per student in K-1 is ample.
At Crown St all students from Year 2 to Year 12 should have their own folder. Students can make their own folders or the teacher can set these up. Ideally these should be set up at the beginning of each year.
Previous years¹ work can be dragged and dropped into the new folder and should be year dated. This can be done by the students.
In year 3 or 4 students should begin to make a linked digital Portfolio. The program most suited to this at Crown St is Inspiration¹ which allows hyperlinking, use of images and final save option as a webpage.
Setting up a Digital Portfolio Template.
Your image should look like this
8. Add Labels for a maximum of 4 computer
activities students should complete and link to their portfolio.
TIP All linked files should be in the same folder with the Digital portfolio.