Student portfolios are a collection of work from a student that is gathered to show how they have been doing within a period of time
Student portfolios are a collection of work from a student that is gathered to show how they have been doing within a period of time. It is beneficial to both the student and the teacher because the student can reflect on previous work and compare to their current work to show what they have and have not learned in a specific area of knowledge. It also is beneficial to the teacher because he/she can see what they need to help a student with due to the results of the students portfolio. In the article, they described a student portfolio to an artists portfolio to help put it in perspective. When you think of an artists portfolio, you think of the work that is collected that they put in chronological order to show strengths and weaknesses. Portfolios encourage teachers and schools to focus on important student outcomes, provide parents and the community with credible evidence of student achievement, and inform policy and practice at every level of the educational system. These portfolios could compare to what teachers do now which is having students take a “pre test” and a “post test.” those tests just show a score on a test from where the student stood before class started, and a score on where you ended in class to see how much a student increased. With the portfolios, it shows exactly what was done and how the student’s education level increased within a class.
The website I found useful is https://threering.com/
Three ring is useful because students can create and upload content from their own devices and tag, search and share their portfolios. it is teacher-created class accounts. In other words, teachers initiate the use of Three Ring in the classroom by creating classrooms within the teacher account and adding students to each class. Students can then access their teacher-monitored account with a username and password provided. Whether from an iOS or Android device or from a desktop or laptop computer, content can be added by the teacher or student and commented on by both. Three Ring even allows parents to view their students’ accounts once linked by the teacher.