Portfolios of student work:

We encourage you to have students complete their work through an electronic portfolio of some sort. 

Following are some suggestions from teachers using this project:

1. Web-based portfolio using free web page resources such as Weebly, Edublogs,  or student web pages your district provides. Please make sure these pages are either password protected or your students do not provide their full name and contact information.

2. Google Docs portfolio shared with you.

3. Word Processing program used as an ePortfolio, keeping screenshots or samples of each of the artifacts for the Quests they complete.

4. Use of a Course Management System such as Moodle & Schoology provide. * A zipped course version for Moodle will be updated and available each year in August and is located in the Teacher Resource site.

5. Students can alternatively save their work on a local network drive the district provides, or their own medium, such as a flash drive. portfolio options

Sample Student Portfolio

This is shared by her parent, Maria Dahn - Maria homeschools her kids and, while reviewing her daughter's transcripts, noticed she still needed a "computer" course.  She needed something that would be a value-add and satisfy that part of her transcript.  "So, I decided to use the 21Things4Students website.  I've broken down the lessons into Google Classroom assignments and she started working through them.  She created a blog and has posted her assignments with a reflection.  She LOVES it - is learning some new things AND it satisfies her requirement for freshman computer skills. :)  I have to say thank you for all you've taught me." Maria Dahn, Associate Project Manager for University of Notre Dame, Office of IT. 2017

Rubrics for evaluating work:

Rubrics are provided to help guide the evaluation of student work for the different Quests. We welcome any submissions by you to help complete them or to provide additional options. Please title them with the Thing and Quest name and send them to We recommend rubric creation sites such as or at Teachnology's

Examples below:

Rubric Sample 

Multiple choice questions:

We have provided a multiple-choice quiz with each thing for students to check their understanding of either the terms used or specific information presented. Please view the short video on the Teacher Start page for a tour of the Quiz.

Logging Into the Quiz: The student uses the link provided, which takes them to a login page for ProProfs. They enter a name or intials which is not saved, and the password provided to them on the graduation page. They can retake these as many times as they wish. The password is always the first name of the Thing plus 21. Example: Cloud Management quiz password is cloud21.

Quiz score: We suggest that students take a screenshot (taught in Thing 1. Basics) of their score to save in their File Space, show to their teacher and to enter the score in their tracking document. There will be anywhere from 3-10 multiple choice questions for each quiz. At this time we are unable to provide you with specific student answers, so you may want them to capture their results beyond the score. 

Quiz answers: Teachers are able to access a list of the quizzes and answers on the password protected page in the Teacher Resources section after registering.

Key Vocabulary Quizzes

Each Quest has key vocabulary and definitions of words that students may have difficulty with while going through the Quest. 

At the beginning of each Thing there is a Quizlet for all the vocabulary in that Thing. Then when you go to each Quest, there is a Quizlet for the key vocabulary in that Quest.

The students can click on the Quizlet link in the right Navigation and take the Quiz. Quizlet has many different options for learning vocabulary. Teachers can also create an account and combine the vocabulary Quizzes if they would like to assess the students on vocabulary in multiple Things.


Audio/Video discussion, feedback, and assessment can be done using a FREE site such as Check out their  Getting Started for Educators guide. Here is a brief FlipGrid overview with links to additional resources to learn about it.