Over the next day or two, I’ll be publishing a post over at Education Week Teacher with advice on creating student digital portfolios (it’s now been published, and you can see it here).

I thought it would be useful to share a beginning list of resources here:

First, you might find these previous “Best” lists useful (I’ve just updated them):

The Best Places Where Students Can Write Online

The Best Ways For Students Or Teachers To Create A Website

 Seesaw basically lets students easily create digital portfolios that can be shared with teachers and parents. It’s free for teachers and students, and has a free and paid version for parents.

4 Free Web Tools for Student Portfolios is from Edutopia.

5 Good Options for Creating Digital Portfolios is from Richard Byrne.

Digital Portfolios: The Art of Reflection is from Edutopia.

Meaningful Learning with Digital Portfolios: Tools & Examples is from Shelly Sanchez Terrell.

7 Good Options for Building Digital Portfolios – A PDF Handout is from Richard Byrne.

PortfolioGen lets students easily create online portfolios of their work.

Student Portfolio Apps and Websites is from Common Sense Education.

Digital Portfolios: The Whole Child, The Whole Story. is the title of this video and you can find supporting resources here. Thanks to Middleweb for the tip.

I have concerns about using ClassDojo as a classroom management system (see posts in Best Posts On “Motivating” Students) for details, but it does have some other helpful features.   9 Features of ClassDojo’s Digital Portfolio Platform – Coming Soon is another good post from Richard Byrne.

10 Good Options for Creating Digital Portfolios is from Richard Byrne.

Think you’re doing digital portfolios? Think again. is by Matt Renwick.


11 Essentials for Excellent Digital Portfolios is by Vicki Davis.

Digital Portfolios and Content is from Langwitches.

Three Digital Portfolio Styles – And Tools for Making Them is from Richard Byrne.

Three Styles of Digital Portfolios – And Tools for Creating Them is from Practical Ed Tech.

5 Good Options for Making Digital Portfolios is from Richard Byrne.

Collect, Select, Reflect: Portfolios for L2 Writing Assessment is from TESOL.


The Complete Guide To Student Digital Portfolios is from Edublogs.

Showcasing Students’ Written Work Using Google Slides Magazine Style is by Blog de Cristina.

Three Ways to Create Simple Portfolio Websites is from Richard Byrne.

Beyond a Highlight Reel: Portfolios as Dynamic Workspaces is from ASCD.

Using Portfolios to Assess Student Learning is from Edutopia.