How To Use Digital Portfolios To Provide Authentic Learning Experiences For All Students

Bulb Digital Portfolios Podcast

In this episode of EdTech in the Classroom, we welcome Nancy Garvey, Director of Digital Learning at Coppell Independent School District and Bria Jones from Bulb Digital Portfolios on to the program to discuss the importance of digital curation through portfolios. I have been a big fan of Bulb for the last few months and it is an extremely easy application to use and is a fantastic way to teach your students the art of presentation. Check them out today!

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Why is it important for students to learn about curating their digital content?
  • Why are digital portfolios important
  • How are students using them
  • Value of adding a portfolio component into the curriculum
  • Thoughts about year-long portfolios vs multi-year portfolios

About Bulb Digital Portfolios

bulb is an award-winning digital portfolio simple enough to be used from K-8, beautiful enough for high school, college and career pursuits, and powerful enough to use for a lifetime of learning. Over one million bulbs have been created by students and educators from more than 125 countries. bulb is ad-free, complies with global data privacy and security policies and doesn’t sell user information to 3rd parties. bulb integrates with most LMS or SIS systems, including Microsoft Office 365, Google, Canvas, Schoology and Blackboard. bulb partners with Clever and ClassLink to provide single sign-on functionality. Learn more at

About our Guests

Nancy Garvey

Nancy Garvey is the director of digital learning at Coppell Independent School District in Texas. Her team of digital learning coaches promote and support the use of digital tools and strategies across the district. Nancy is from Canada but moved to Texas in high school and holds a degree from Texas Tech University. For the past 2 years, she has been leading the implementation of bulb Digital Portfolios across the district.

Bria Jones

Director of Customer Success at bulb Digital Portfolios

After working for seven years in the communications department for one of the leading school districts in the nation, Bria decided to invest her time and energy in a product she believed will positively change the way students learn and teachers teach. With a background in communications and a career in education, not to mention having an exemplary educator as a husband and growing up in a family where mom was a principal, Bria knows how to speak the language of educators and understands the needs of students.

Bria resides in Colorado with her husband (a high school history teacher) and three sons.

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  • Use our conference game plan template to document and focus your learning this summer.
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