School portfolios can be a joy but they can also be a chore, especially at the end of the year when teachers are racing the clock cutting and pasting into their students portfolios. This is the time of year when many teachers think… “there has to be an easier way!”.
Using e-portfolios to record and share children’s learning can help make the process easier. Using Storypark e-portfolios is not only time saving but also helps teachers improve learning outcomes, discover emerging trends and gives a deeper picture of the whole child. Using e-portfolios is a great way to start 2013.
It’s easy to get set up using Storypark e-portfolios with a free account. Simply sign up and you will be able to start writing stories in minutes…
Next add a child (add a pretend child if you want to play around).
Start storytelling! Yup, it’s that easy! Just click “New Story” and add images, videos and words to the child’s page. You can save as a draft or publish the story and it will be instantly (and privately) shared with the children’s invited family members. (Woo Hoo!)
You are now using e-portfolios! You can add tags and keywords to your story or invite family to contribute or leave comments. Each time you publish a story, the child’s family will be notified instantly. Reading their comments can often be the best part!
Storypark makes it easy to use e-portfolios and the new year is a great time to start. For more information visit our How it works page or read more about how e-portfolios can help teachers gain a better understanding of children’s learning.