Districts with G-Suite for EDU have everything they need to build successful student portfolios with Google Docs, Google Slides, or Google Sites. In previous episodes, we focused on ways student produce digital evidence of active learning by creating, collaborating, communicating, and thinking critically. Today we share ways students can create digital portfolios to organize and publish their evidence of learning using their choice of Docs, Slides, or Sites.
Why build portfolios?
📝Google Docs & Portfolios
It makes sense to open this episode discussing the potential for using Google Docs as a portfolio platform. Most people typically associate writing with Docs. So, discussing how it can be used for student portfolios is a perfect place to begin.
Consider using Google Docs on a regular basis to build a single portfolio of work in one document. It could be as easy as opening the Google Doc, adding the date at the top, and composing a short piece of writing. Use the same document again and again. By adding a new entry at the top of the same document and including the date, a portfolio of growth is built without much effort. Each new entry will move the previous entry down and by the end of the unit, semester, or year a portfolio will exist. Voila! Get started with Google Docs portfolios with:
Tech it up a notch by adding tables & horizontal lines. Get even geekier by changing the text styles to include headings and a table of contents.
For those who are already using Google Docs as portfolios, please share your experience in the comments below to give us Somethin’ to Tech About in future episodes.
💻Google Slides & Portfolios
What if your students want to get creative with the layout of a portfolio? What if they want to move their content around easily? What if students choose to include video in the portfolio?
Google Slides may be the tool to fit the need....
Tech it up a notch!
In the classroom, consider these ideas to begin using Google Slides as a tool for building student portfolios:
How are you using Google Slides to build Portfolios with your students? Leave a comment on below and give us Somethin’ to Tech About!
Google Slides Portfolio Template
AudioPlayer for Slides - Chrome Extension
Twisted Wave - Online Audio Editor
🌎Google Sites & Portfolios
Whether digital evidence of active learning is built in or outside, G-Suite, Google Sites is so robust that students can add, embed, and organize content easily from practically anywhere!
Features we like:
How are you using Google Sites to create Portfolios with your students? We would love to hear from you and will share your experience in a future episode!
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Real Student Examples:
Science Learning Log
5th Grade Social Studies