October 2019
ISSN 2148-7278
Volume: 5 Number: 2

GLOKALde July 2016, ISSN 2148-7278 Volume: 2  Number: 3 Article 3
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You Can Learn (Almost) Everything About “Free Websites for Schools” By Asking Students at High Tech High School in San Diego, California: Assumptions, Myths and Tips about Digital Portfolios (with screenshots)

Steve McCREA
High school teacher
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA


Digital portfolios or Electronic Portfolios have attracted attention from researchers. What can we learn from students at High Tech High Schools (where portfolios are part of the assessment process)? A lot. Problems of motivation and engagement that occupy professors at higher education can sometimes be solved by interviewing younger students. Screenshots are included. Advocates for portfolios have spent years promoting “work that a learner has selected and collected to show growth and change over time” (Bartlett 2001). The arrival of computers in classrooms made storage of these materials easier. However, numerous obstacles have kept portfolios from being adopted universally.



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