Digital Portfolios Showcase Diversity in Student Activities
Students in Upper-Secondary Technology courses spent the second part of 2019 Term 1 building digital portfolios to document their many activities and achievements as students at ACEP. The learners in Mr. Dax Ward’s Technology courses used the Google Sites web-page creation platform offered free as part of the Google applications suite. Students worked hard at adding pictures, text descriptions, and scanning/uploading important certificates and documents that chronicle their activities as students at ACEP and their personal pursuits and interests both in and out of school. The students will send these portfolios along with university entrance applications to apply to elite universities in Thailand and abroad. Entrance to these institutions is often very competitive, thus it is always important for applicants to document their skills and accomplishments as thoroughly as possible.
Each student’s digital portfolio contains a minimum of five pages, including a ‘Home’ page, ‘About Me’, Grades & Exam Scores, ‘Achievements’, ‘Gallery’, and an optional ‘Volunteer’ page which catalogs community service & volunteer work in their communities. Together, these pages will paint a picture for university recruiters and administrators of the kind of unique and gifted young people matriculate at Assumption College English Program.
The goal of these digital portfolios is not only to showcase each student’s academic achievements, but to highlight their versatile & ambitious strengths in character in order for universities to be able to see the full picture of who they are. While working with the students and reviewing their portfolios, Mr. Dax was impressed with the diversity of students’ activities, hobbies, and achievements in and outside of school. Our student body includes golf champions, award-winning musicians, world-travelers, dance competition winners, multi-linguists, medal-winning swimmers, community service representatives, equestrian horse riders, and other very accomplished young people. We hope that these websites will provide an easily-shareable, practical, & contemporary alternative to the traditional & antiquated physical portfolio binders used by other schools. We look forward to seeing where our future graduates attend university, as any institution of higher-education would be lucky to have them!
Below are screen shots from some of the students’ digital portfolios: