Ok I'm totally inspired! :) I read this article: digital portfolios
Going to try to implement this next year. I have to play with the programs they recommend and see what will work for my little guys. I often take pics of their work for our classroom website and of course, to share here so I don't think it will mean much more work. I like for the parents to be able to see what they do (I often hang up their work or save it for a tangible portfolio-which we return at the end of the year)-but it would be nice for them to see the progress they are making.
The other benefit I see is that they can record themselves reflecting on what they did, what they learned from the activity. I've really been trying to incorporate those metacognitive strategies with them-so we'll see.
Now I have another project to add to my list this summer! What is it I keep hearing about how teachers have summers off? :) :) :)