Creating Digital Portfolios Using Google Sites

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We are asking students to become 21st century learners through inquiry and creation. They also need to develop the skills necessary to become productive members of our society. One way to do this is by teaching students to develop their own portfolio of skills and work samples presented digitally. This webinar will focus on student-created digital portfolios that can encompass work from a variety of classes and activities. The portfolios offer the chance for the students to share the products they have created through their learning, but also to reflect on the skills and abilities they developed in the process of creating those end products. Students create a website using Google Sites and use it to present examples of their work, including reflective writing on each example. The sites can then follow the students in all stages of their education and work as a functional portfolio for future job seeking.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Webinar attendees will understand the pedagogical and real-world significance of creating a student portfolio.

  • Webinar attendees will leave with skills and ideas for creating student digital portfolios through Google Sites.

  • Webinar attendees will develop lists of student projects and creations that could be included on a digital student portfolio.

Who Should Attend

School library professionals and those interested in the topic.


Brandon Otte is the Library Media Specialist at Armstrong Elementary School in Cottage Grove, Minnesota. He is in his second tour of duty at the elementary level, teaching students in kindergarten through sixth grade. He has also worked in both middle and high school level libraries. Brandon is a graduate of Western Kentucky University's online Masters of Library science program. Before he worked in school libraries, he spent three years as a journalist in rural Minnesota. As a librarian and as a journalist, Brandon is an avid lifelong learner. He loves to help students of all ages develop the tools to gather information from a variety of resources and create their own content. 





This webinar archive is complimentary.

How to Register

No registration is required.

Tech Requirements

Internet connection and web browser.


Jennifer Habley 
AASL Manager, Web Communications