Electronic or digital portfolios provide durable records of children’s work using a variety of ICT tools that include writing, presentation and multimedia authoring. A good multimedia presentation made by the children can provide an interesting tool for reinforcing learning. They can also be useful for motivating children both at the time of their making and when it comes to view the final product.
As with every ICT project, the older the children the more of the technical elements of the process they will be able to contribute towards. With a younger class the children may just appear or provide voice-overs but much of the recording and editing will need to be done by the teacher or SNA. With older groups the camera work can easily be done by the children and they can make a larger contribution to the editing. By the time video making is attempted in secondary school nearly all work can be done by the students provided initial training is provided.