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ERIC Number: EJ859277
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1052-8938
Digital Portfolios: Documenting Student Growth
Cramer, Matthew
Horace, v25 n1 Sum 2009
The digital portfolio process at Camino Nuevo High School (CNHS) offers an essential 21st century skill to students. All students are trained in basic web design to build and maintain their digital portfolios. These skills equip them with tools they will likely use in their future endeavors in college and the professional world. Teachers at CNHS believe using the Internet as a tool to communicate and present ideas is a basic requirement of students heading into a future with a greater reliance on technology for a range of different careers. In use since 2004, Camino Nuevo's digital portfolios have been both an educational tool and a unifying aspect of the school culture and community. In the classes that the author teaches at CNHS--graphic design, journalism, and senior seminar--he has linked the digital portfolio closely with classroom expectations for posting work for critique, grading, and presentation, making the portfolio an integral part of the class routine. Using the "DP," as the digital portfolio is often referred to, in this way gives the students practice updating and improving their skills in presenting work online.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California