App of the Week: Create sleek digital portfolios

By Stephen Noonoo
June 13th, 2016

Ed. note: App of the Week picks are now being curated with help from the editors of, a free service from Common Sense Education. Click here to read the full app review.


What’s It Like? Pathbrite is a Web-based tool that makes it easy for students to create digital portfolios. Students can showcase work, teachers can manage and assess classes, and institutions can collect data. The site is free for individuals to create portfolios. For large-scale use with courses or institutions, there is a $10–20 fee that can be paid by the student or the school.

Price: Free

Grades: 6-12

Pros: Can serve as a stand-alone tool or integrate nicely into existing curriculum. Encourages student self-reflection.

Cons: The cost for course and institutional use may deter some users.

Bottom line: A simple PBL tool that promotes digital literacy and lets kids create flexible, accessible digital portfolios.

About the Author:

Stephen Noonoo

Stephen Noonoo is the current editor of eSchool News. He is a former consultant for CUE, California’s ISTE affiliate, and managing editor of its quarterly publication, OnCUE. He has worked as a freelance writer, an education editor for SmartBrief newsletters, and as a staff editor for a well-known publication focusing on education technology.