A strong digital portfolio is a must for high school and middle school students in the 2020s and beyond. My first digital portfolio showcased websites and graphic design projects I created in high school. This portfolio opened numerous doors for me: Scholarships, co-op opportunities, and future job opportunities. Students today should begin maintaining a portfolio of their writing projects, coding projects, video projects, and any other digitally based work. Portfolios unlock opportunities.
Within our own Live Oak CS platform we’ve designed an integrated portfolio feature to allow students to easily publish their coding projects to their portfolio upon completion. Many portfolio solutions exist in the marketplace. The key is that students publish their work somewhere that future admissions offices and employers can easily view their work.