One of the BEST ways to implement 21st Century Learning into your classroom is to ask students to create a digital portfolio showcasing their work. Not only do students reflect on their learning from the year, but they also demonstrate their mastery of each topic through the use of technology. The great news is that digital portfolio software is more widely available and offered for free. (Wagner, 2010).
Interested in getting started? Click here to view student and teacher portfolio software.
Here is a video that further explains digital portfolios:
High-quality student digital portfolios have been used in successful schools such as High Tech High. Here are some examples from some 6th grade students at Hawthorne Elementary in San Luis Obispo:
Teachers have also used digital portfolios to reflect and collaborate. Here is an example of teachers portfolios from High Tech High.
Here is a PDF to help you get started! Digital Portfolios
Wagner, T. (2010). The global achievement gap. New York, NY: Basic Books.