You have just created a detailed learning story for one of the children at your learning service. You have captured the child’s learning in that moment, intentionally recognised the learning that has occurred, and expounded on how this learning/interest can be extended or more complexity added. You click publish to send it off to the parent… and that’s when you notice that little spelling error. What was invisible before now stands out as clear as day. That’s where having spell check set up can save you some time and make sure your stories are error free.

Storypark supports spell check, however this only works in the newer internet browsers. For the best experience, we recommend downloading and using Google Chrome or Firefox to use Storypark. Spell check differs depending on the browser. For instance, if you are using Chrome it underlines the incorrect words with a red line. You can then right click the word to see options to fix the error.

If you are already using Google Chrome, make sure spell check is turned on. In the top right corner, click the Chrome menu then click “Settings” and “Show Advanced Settings”. In the “Languages” section, click “Language and input settings”. Select the language you’d like to have spell check enabled for from the list. On the right panel, click Display Google Chrome. Fully close and reopen the browser to apply the changes.

If you are using Internet Explorer 9 and below, they do not have an auto spell check built in. However IE9 does let you install third-party spell check add-ons. For security reasons, it’s always best to use the latest version of your preferred internet browser.


Posted by Sonya McIntyre

Sonya was born in Lower Hutt and went to Rata Street Kindergarten and Petone Kindergarten. A qualified ECE, she studied at Victoria University in Wellington and has worked with home-based educators, in community-based childcare and in kindergarten. With childhood memories of reading books and writing stories, combined with her passion for all things social media, Sonya segued into her role with us at Storypark as social media manager.

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