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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.
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.