The Benefits Of Online Portfolios
Many teachers and parents have come to love the benefits of what online portfolios can bring to the student. But for the layperson, they may not be aware of what exactly a portfolio consists of. Basically, here is a breakdown of what the average portfolio will consist of.
A solid portfolio will include collections of such things as activities that the students are taking part in, specific goals that they may have achieved and attained as well as offering an opportunity to assess the student. If the portfolios are known as working portfolios than they can give a great look into not only finished works but also works in progress as well. There are other types of portfolios as well, including display portfolios and assessment portfolios. While they have different results, they all have the same purpose, which is to help the child reach their full potential.
With assessment portfolios, the student is able to self-reflect on a continuing basis. They can go back and look at their work. It should be the goal of the teacher to let the student know the intent of the portfolio, especially if they are of younger age. By allowing the portfolios to be graded, the student will be able to ascertain exactly is considered good work and what is considered to be not good work. When the work of a child can be graded, whether it receives a good grade or a not so good grade, the child can take pride in knowing that their work matters and that it is important enough to critique on an honest and thoughtful level.
Some portfolios are assembled in an individual portfolio. It has been proven that there are some students who are just not that good at taking tests. By assembling a personal portfolio, they can display their proficiency at the skill they are taking. There are also some students who suffer from crippling shyness who may benefit very well from having one on one interactions with their instructor or their teacher.
This brings us into what many consider one of the great benefits of a portfolio folder. This is the ability of the student and the teacher to foster a more complex relationship and deeper knowledge of each other than they would otherwise be able to have. One on one relationships can foster a great many students to bring out the best in what they have.
When a student puts together their own portfolio, it gives them a sense of accountability to make them responsible for their own actions. This can be a great way for them to enjoy a sense of personal independence and also let them know that they are still responsible for their own actions. As you can see, there are a great many ways as to how portfolios can benefit even the most unassuming of students. It is in this way that the child will learn all about how to go about getting things done.