I liked how the links, videos and blogs provided information to familiarized the learner with all the tools available for digital portfolios. I liked within the links there are tutorials on how to use the programs. I am now having to determine which type of portfolio tools I'd like to use. First, I like using the Google Sites as all the students already have a email address and this could be easily used and since many kids already know how to use Google Drive it would be an easy way to have kids publish their work as the new Google Sites is very user friendly, but my consider is that once the student graduates how will they be able to take the work with them as Weslaco ISD (for understandable safety reasons) block in coming or out going emails for students from other places such as a parent's email. So, I need to figure out how to share the student's work with their parents and if student's work is obtainable to the student after they leave the Weslaco school district.
I liked Seasaw, Evernote, and a portfolio tool not discussed, but was mentioned in one of the blogs (LiveBinder and I know that's the tool used by NASA teacher training sessions).
I like the idea of setting up a blog with teacher site to share students work as well.
It looks like I still have a lot of work to do in determining which tool to us;, which tools will be most beneficial for the students in the long term (as colleges are now using this tool as part of their learning and for resumes; how best to share published student works with parents, and community; researching district policies on sharing student work with the community and still providing safety to the kids online; determining how much of the work I complete for the students initially or do I involve them in the design process of creating their own Google Site; I am sure there will be more factors to consider as I move forward in this venture.