Learning Story Software

Create and share online, via apps or print

Share the magic of early learning

Learning story software from New Zealand
Learning Stories are an approach to teaching – heart-led, reflective documentation that builds meaningful connections to families, and supports differentiated planning for each child.
Real time sharing is an essential part of this collaboration, the role played by Educa, learning story software accessible on any device.
A Learning Story approach changes how teachers spend time. Yes, stories take time – they are reflective and written to be read.
However, they also save time – they replace the need for other reporting to families and serve as assessment or evidence, replacing the need for other data collection.
Since most stories are eventually printed, Educa has easy-to-use formatting options to support beautifully-printed stories on paper – as well as presenting well online.
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Make It Personal

Learning stories are a narrative approach to assessment, written from the teacher to the child. Learning stories are subjective, personal with a focus on success – the child is the hero.
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Assessment FOR Learning

Reflect and share the true nature of each child in a story format that gives you room to express your feelings, show your teaching and celebrate learning – using a positive lens. It’s a transformative change in mindset. Learning stories as formative assessment

Document and Share in 1 Click

Learning Stories server two roles – documentation and family reporting. Link to plans and frameworks (including your own), share with parents and save to a child portfolio – in one click.
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Learning Story Templates

Educa has a default 4-block learning story template – describe activity, what learning happened here, what’s next and a private evaluation box parents don’t see. The labels can be changed, boxes can be hidden..

Share or print on any device

The Educa learning story platform connects the community of adults around each child by making it easy to share learning online, via our free family app or by printing. The stories print beautifully for child folios or your center wall.

Story Formats That Show Your Love

There’s nothing better than heart-led sharing of success as it happens! Parents will engage, enthusiastically! The Educa story editor and print tools allow you to create a record of learning that will be treasured.

Start real conversations with families

Educa families average 20 interactions a month!

Create beautiful stories

Use images, videos and countless font options to create your story. Educa has smart image sizing and other tools to make your stories visually compelling – online and in print.

Educa has a 3-section default story template to support the Learning Story process – the story, then customizable question boxes: What learning is happening here? and Opportunities and possibilities.
Start by taking a photo, dictating into your phone or writing a quick draft. Then finish it off later.

Link to frameworks

Link to any framework, development milestones or proprietary objectives. We can upload anything you like into Educa or you can write your own framework.
You can also link to plans.

Make families part of your process

This is the magic of learning stories. Heartfelt learning stories written by teachers will be read, your teaching and the learning have a better chance of being understood.

And that creates a foundation for two-way conversations with parents, in a private channel in Educa.

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Stacey Lafayette, Early Head Start Site Supervisor

On what Learning Stories mean to her Head Start practice and team.
“I think Learning Stories show us just how capable and competent our children are. With the anecdotes, they were quick, checklist type “observations” that didn’t show us who that child was, but rather can I say they do x, y and z. With the Learning Stories, I see those children for who they really are. I see their courage, and their fears. I see the love they have for each other and for their teachers. I see the whole child as well as their family.
In the past, my families took the pictures out of their portfolios and threw the rest away. Now, they respond to their child’s story. They get to see just how much I see their child, and sometimes they are shown things about their child that they didn’t know. I think it is incredibly powerful for them to see that the staff enjoys their child, and they are more than welcome in our programs.
I love watching the teams share their stories with one another. It is always those stories you can’t wait to share at the end of the day because you are so proud of what that child accomplished, or it made you laugh. Those stories that you go over in your head all day because you want to make sure it is done justice when you write it.”
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