Crosswalk Crisis
Alternative Policies
Aim for a Better America
Prevention Policies
Best Alternative Solution
Making the Grade
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The digital portfolio should identify:

  • the problem selected and why it was selected
  • alternative policies
  • the policy selected and why it is constitutional and the best solution
  • an action plan
  • reflections about the process and what was learned and a backup digital binder with research, letters, etc.


The digital portfolio you send to us may be in any digital format (but make sure that you send it READ ONLY so that it can’t be changed) and in a format that is not too large, including:

  • a powerpoint
  • Photostory (available free online)
  • a website
  • a video
  • a movie using Movie Maker (available free online) or other software
  • Live Binders (a free online source that allows you to create interactive "binders" online and to upload pictures, videos, and other interactive content)
  • Any other type of computer-based presentation that you can send by link to a website.

Creating an Electronic Portfolio:

  • Create a portfolio yourself to provide an example for your students and to anticipate challenges.
  • Test out your technology ahead of time where students will be working on their portfolios to ensure they have access to certain tools.
  • Demonstrate each technology step-by-step with students in a lab setting.
  • If you are new to using Web 2.0 resources, start small.
  • Model adherence to copyright and attribution rules by having students use their own photos and videos, search copyright-free sites, and teach citation rules.

Web 2.0 Resources for Creating Electronic Portfolios (Students & Teachers)

  • Due to school Internet filters, some sites may be blocked.
  • All sites listed have a "free" option available.