Towards the end of the school year, many teachers like their students to compile all the work they’ve done throughout the year into one place. This portfolio is a measure of the student’s accomplishment, as well as a record of his or her progress. Why not have them create an online portfolio?
A while back I wrote about the simple and free web pages Google offers, Google Page Creator. Have each of your students sign up with page creator. They can upload their essays from Word, or they can provide links to their published essays created in Google Docs.
Of course, it would be nice for you to have a list of all the web pages your students turn into portfolios. Yes, it’s a perfect excuse for starting up the Google forms engine again! Here’s an example of what your form might look like. And now you’ve got a very convenient list in the resulting spreadsheet, enabling you to click right down the column to check out all those portfolios. Smile, it’s a compilation of all the work you’ve done this year, too.
If you haven’t been keeping up with my Google forms posts, start with this one.