Friday, May 12, 2006

Why Digital Portfolios?

Last year through our North Central Innovation and Excellence Network we applied for some funding to develop a case study of the use of Digital Portfolios. As a school who is keen to use ICT in motivating and effective ways we thought that DP's might provide an opportunity for students and teachers to think about the way they think about and represent themselves and their work.
We engaged Dr Maureen O'Rourke to work with us over a period of 5 days.
We spent much of our time exploring the why and hows of creating Digital Portfolios.
Fundamentally I think that we are enabling our students to document and demonstrate their learning and their thinking in a way that engages and educates them.
Once back in our schools we began the process of working with our students to develop the DPs.

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