Online Learning Journey – Parents’ Guide
All children attending Tritlington Early Years unit will now have a personal on-line Learning Journey which records photos, observations and comments, in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage, to build up a record of each child’s achievements during their time with us.
We now use the Tapestry system, which is hosted on secure, dedicated servers based in the UK. You will have password protected access to your child’s on-line Learning Journey and we encourage you to contribute to it by uploading photos, videos and comments, or commenting on observations made by us.
Where do I start?
Go to https://tapestryjournal.com on your computer, or if you have an iphone or ipad, visit the itunes store and download the ‘Tapestry Mobile’ app from the Education section.
You will be provided with an activation email to gain entry to your child’s Learning Journey. Your registered email address is the primary email address you gave us when you recently completed the yellow data collection sheet.
Changing my settings
On the computer
At the top right of your screen you will see your name, and selecting this will give you the option to ‘Edit Preferences’. Choose this option and you will be presented with a screen giving you the option to change your email address and password.
You also have the option to request an email to be sent to you whenever a new observation is added to your child’s Learning Journey – just tick the relevant box if you would like to add this function.
To change your settings on the iphone/ipad app, click the ‘cog’ button on the bottom right hand side of the application. This enables you to change password and/or email address.
Viewing my child’s Learning Journey
You will see your child’s observations on your home screen – selecting any one of these will open up the observation for you to look at. You may add comments in the box at the bottom of the observation if you would like to.
You can display all entries, or entries for particular timeframes or media types by using the drop-down tabs on your home screen.
Adding an entry to my child’s Learning Journey
Choose the ‘Add Observation’ option (or the ‘plus’ icon on your iphone /ipad) and add the relevant information in the boxes on screen. Photos and videos may be uploaded by choosing the ‘add media’ option. When you have saved your observation, you may go back to the home screen at any time by choosing ‘home’.
If you have any problems
You can email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The on-line learning journey is used to record your child’s learning and not as a general communication tool between school and home. All other matters, queries, questions etc should be discussed with school staff in the usual way.