Three useful ways to start encouraging self-reflection in your students by using Showbie's new portfolio feature. Reflect on the journey of an assignment Create a reflection journal Enable student-curated portfolios
I advocate for two different types of digital portfolios: presentation portfolios and process portfolios. A presentation portfolio is more along the lines of a traditional / physical in-print portfolio where students select their best work that represents proficiency over the course of a period of time, say a quarter or a semester, even a year. They include reflective statements about each of the portfolio's entries that articulate why they chose this as representative of their best work and how it demonstrates learning. In a process portfolio, the product is only one element. The rest of the portfolio consists of all the steps a student took to get to the product. This might include multiple iterations of solutions to a problem, drafts, storyboarding/outlining, feedback from a global audience with evidence of the impact of the feedback, etc. Process portfolios would also include a reflective statement about the student's work and how they chose to demonstrate their learning.