Well said, Katie. I was wondering if anybody was going to ask that
question. Their are many types of portfolios for many different
needs. Is the portfolio going to be assessed as a whole or will the
artifacts be assessed before going into the portfolio? Will the
portfolio be used for assessment and accountability or for celebration
and display of student work (e.g. student-led conferences)? Who is the
audience for the portfolio?
If artifacts will be assessed before going in the portfolio
and if the portfolio is meant to be a warehouse of all relevant student
work, then you might want to look at a learning management system (LMS)
such as Schoology (yes, my new favorite), or VCAT.