ePortfolio? ePortfolio! Again, with the ePortfolio!
As I was reading through the 41 Benefits of an eportfolio, I thought, "I wonder what it would be like to reflect back on work I did in third grade? Seventh grade? Senior year?" I know the website discusses that as a benefit. Starting at a young age with it, you will be able to reflect back on that whenever you are older. My thought went further and I thought, "What does it mean? What would it show if I reflected back on my work from when I was ten years old? Would it put into perspective why I am who I am today?" I ultimately decided that IT HAS TO! I think what I would do with that reflective knowledge would be the ultimate test, though. What if at ten I had, what I thought at the time, was some ridiculous idea that I never thought was capable of actually taking shape...but I wrote it down (blogged about it) anyways? If I reflected on that now at 27, what would happen? Would it lead to a multi-billion dollar company? I don't know the answer to that because I didn't have this amazing tool then. But, now, students, kids, people do not have to wonder that. This is the tool. This gives us all that capability of becoming billionaires at ten years old. Why wouldn't we want that?