One way for students to document their growth as a learner is to use a digital portfolio. Digital portfolios can be on numerous platforms for middle and high school students; a blog, website, Evernote, or Social Media platforms. Students can upload snapshots of work, video recordings of their reflections, links to digital projects, or Google Apps projects. This ongoing collection of work can visually display the student's progress, and provide a real connection the material.
For Elementary students, Seesaw, is a free iOS app for both iPhone/iPad. This app allows a teacher to create a classroom; students join by scanning a QR code or entering a short temporary class code. Once the students are in they can choose to add a photo, video, drawing, or image from the camera roll. After the media is uploaded, students tag themselves and share. Multiple students can be tagged for group project submissions. The submissions can be seen in a scrolling feed by submission date. The app is easy to use for all ages, and would be a great starting place for young students using portfolios. Parents also have an option to get an account to see their student's work.