Electronic portfolios What are they what are they used for?

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Electronic Portfolios

Electronic Portfolios are a collection of a student's best work or work that's good that will be made available to public Internet. Throughout the years of school, students do

work and projects and of course receive a grade on it whether good or bad. Now a day

students start to collect the work that is the best or worth showing to people and put it in

an Electronic portfolio. On some Internet sites student's portfolio's with their best work is shown worldwide. From middle school to high school everyone's work is shown.

You ask why you or student should use an electronic portfolio? Here are some tips on having an electronic portfolio. One reason is electronic portfolio's promote active

learning. A portfolio can help some people or students set goals for learning. It shows the

progress of how a student is doing and allows the parents to see the accomplishments of

their child.

Electronic Portfolios or EP motivate students. Having a students work be shown on the Internet is almost like being seen on TV and sometimes it might excite the student

and makes them want to do their work more and achieve a better grade. EP on the

Internet encourages students to want to be the best at what they are doing. Another tip is

EP's are instruments of feedback; on that EP's evaluate learning strategies and also help


EP's are very accessible and can store multiple media. On the Internet everything is accessible so why shouldn't EP's be any different. Some students also have talented skills like drawing or painting or animation. An EP can also store those kinds of things, any type of artwork a cartoon animation, model of an object. EP's are easy to upgrade. Some software on computers tends to get...