Storypark is a secure online network where photos, videos and observations can be posted in a child’s e-portfolio within a private and safe learning community. Storypark helps parents/whānau become more involved in their child’s learning by bridging learning activity during the day in childcare, with the home environment.
Storypark is effectively a shared learning tool that helps develop strong relationships. It’s great for busy working parents and far-away grandparents and other family/whānau, because it enables all the important people in a child’s life to be more included in the child’s learning and discovery, no matter where they are in New Zealand or elsewhere in the world.
Key Storypark Benefits
Storypark helps family/whānau engage in their child’s learning by allowing them to witness their interests and what they’re learning at Our Kids centres in real-time. Then at home, learning can continue by viewing and discussing the material in the child’s ePortfolios, which in turn creates enhanced learning opportunities.
Here are some of the key Storypark benefits:
Safe & Secure Online Software
- Storypark is a safe, secure and private online software tool only viewable to invited family, friends and teachers. Members of the child’s e-portfolio receive instant updates about the child’s learning throughout the day so they can be a part of the child’s development. Storypark ePortfolios support all types of written, still image, audio and video content.
An Education Continuum
- Storypark helps teachers and children work out the next steps in their learning, so the child can pursue self-directed interests and passions. As well as teachers posting content, parents can also contribute updates of their child’s learning at home. This sharing of information provides Our Kids teachers with an enhanced understanding of the child’s learning, which effectively increases learning opportunities and an education continuum between Our Kids and home environments.
Empowering Teachers & Parents
- Storypark dramatically improves connections between parents, grandparents, wider family/whānau and teachers, by helping increase involvement in each child’s learning. Storypark records and communicates learning as it happens with instant content and feedback, enabling participants in a child’s ePortfolio to plan new ways to extend the child’s unique interests and abilities. Educators are then able to spend their time with the child more effectively.