In the past student portfolios for the most part were kept in folders in the back of the classroom, dusted off once and a great while and shared with parents and teachers. What about all the other individuals that find the work the student is doing important? Wouldn’t it be nice if it could be shared with Grandma and Grandpa, Aunt Martha in Arizona, or former teachers interested in their growth.
Have students create an online portfolio using a blog format, so that all those who care can have constant access to the growth of their favorite student.
With both of these online tools loved ones can subscribe to RSS feeds and allow the newly updated information come to them.