Digital Portfolios With Maker Ed

Tired of finishing the year with a final exam? Try out a portfolio instead! Digital Portfolios are a great way to showcase a student’s abilities, interests, projects and unique voice. Learn how to harness the power of this formative assessment tool by creating your own digital portfolio and exploring examples of youth-designed portfolios.

course duration icon 6 Hours
course cost icon Free
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What we provide:
  • Practice activities to do on your own
  • Examples from other educators
  • Free online tools recommendations
Learn how to support youth-designed portfolios   Learn about Maker Ed's Open Portfolio Project
Learn how to support youth in the making, documenting and portfolio process.   Learn about the aims of portfolios in education and the resources available to you for portfolio creation.
Practice the documentation process and explore digital portfolios tools   Create your own digital portfolio
Explore strategies for documenting a project and platforms where you can showcase your work.   Use a digital platform to start your own project portfolio.
  • The Maker Movement
  • Capture Your Process & Document Your Learning
  • Practice: Tools & Platform Exploration
  • Assessment & Youth Portfolios
  • Practice: Your Digital Portfolio
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This course can help you develop the skills needed to earn the Making Media for Classroom Use: Images, Graphics and Interactives and Assessing Student Media micro-credentials. Earning eight micro-credentials qualifies you to become a PBS Certified Media Literacy Educator. Learn more.  

What is KQED Teach?

We offer a collection of free, hands-on professional learning opportunities focused on digital media. Educators can build skills in video and audio production, data visualization and media analysis to support all curriculum areas. These skills allow educators to facilitate learning environments where their students can create digital content, develop their communication and technology skills and engage in deeper learning that encourages critical thinking.

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