Digital Portfolios: The Great Motivator
The role of Information Technology is expanding exponentially each year, and it is more important that ever to harness and develop the concept of managing and presenting evidence of student achievement through a digital format.
Although the task of designing and producing digital portfolio’s for individual students is both worthwhile and rewarding; it can also be overpowering and quite time consuming. This latest edition has streamlined the stress factor while maintaining interest and enthusiasm
With strategic planning minimizing the need for special technical assistance, any school should be able to organize and maintain an archive of student projects and documents for collective, digital presentation. Over the past four years, Brockington Elementary Magnet School (Darlington, SC) has designed, adjusted, and redesigned the collection, storage, and management of student data in a way that will produce an attractive portfolio serving to motivate student achievement, generate a sense of accomplishment, and elevate expectations.
Rusty Henderson (United States)
Brockington Elementary Magnet School for Science and Technology
Darlington County School District
James Henderson serves as Technology Specialist for Brockington Elementary Magnet School in Darlington, South Carolina. He has developed projects, workshops, and presentations utilizing technology as an instructional encompassing such topics as designing and producing digital portfolios, making departmental web pages more useful, applying technology to classroom activities, and using wireless and streaming video technology in the classroom.
(60min Workshop, English)