What does the classroom of tomorrow look like? What about today? Technology is more affordable, approachable, and necessary than ever before. To prepare the next generation for this new cyber society we’re heading towards, it’s imperative that digital tools are incorporated into the classroom.
One such tool is a digital learning portfolio, which is simply a digital collection of a student’s work. Moving the typical portfolio of work to a digital environment has a slew of advantages. It also helps familiarize students with the idea of a portfolio as a collection of work, which helps prepare them for college, trade school, and career applications.
Here are a few of the other advantages of using digital portfolios in your classroom.
There are numerous digital portfolio providers out there. We aren’t endorsed or sponsored by any of these, but our on-staff teachers have had experience using them before. We don’t recommend one over another.
Parents, this could also be a fun idea for a summer project to keep your child learning and engaged. Part of the digital portfolio thought process is giving the students the responsibility to demonstrate their learning and reflect on their experiences.
The classroom of today is transitioning to a more digital environment as technology becomes more affordable and user-friendly. It’s almost guaranteed the classroom of tomorrow will continue this trend.