Learning Stories

Share the magic of early learning

Learning story software from New Zealand.

Create, share and save learning stories,
all in one place

Learning Stories 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 on a child’s learning and connect to framework goals to create an authentic record of a child’s journey. This takes less time than checkpoint assessment and keeps the focus on success and next steps.
Learning stories as formative assessment

Document, Link, Share, Save - 1 Click

Create a story, link to plans and frameworks (including your own), share with parents and save to a child portfolio – all 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..

Focus on Strengths & Success

The need to document those magic moments helps teachers observe each child through a lens of learning growth. It’s a transformative change in mindset.

Real-Time Sharing With Pizzaz!

There’s nothing better than sharing success as it happens!  Parents will engage, enthusiastically!  Add borders, photo collages, different fonts and colors to create a document that will be treasured.

Start real conversations with families

Use learning stories to get your parents to contribute.
Educa families average 20 interactions a month!

Write beautiful learning 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.

Reflect and 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.

Approval settings and mentoring

In Educa, teachers can be approved to publish to parents directly or their stores can require approval. Teachers also have mentors who see their work and can make comments.

Educa uses a “pending story” page to help make the approval process efficient.

Engage parents

This is the magic of learning stories. Heartfelt learning stories written by teachers start real conversations with parents, in a private channel in Educa.

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Learning Story Features

Images, Videos, Files and Text

Educa supports a range of media options in its learning stories.

Dictate On Your Phone

Dictate ideas or stories on the go, save as a draft and then tidy up later.

Parent and Student Stories

Parents can contribute stories to a child’s portfolio.  There is also a “student user” feature, interend for older children.

Group Stories

Many experiences are shared with a class or a group.  Educa allows for “group stories” that post to individual child portfolios.

Access With Any Device

Access Educa by browser on a computer, tablet or phone. Or use Educa Touch, our phone app for Apple iOS and Android.

Private Parent Conversations

It’s a private channel that parents trust, creating a place for real conversations around learning.

Are your parents engaging?

Learning stories go right to parent phones
in a private channel that encourages conversation.

Bring Parents Closer

Build Parent Understanding

Online observations, linked to learning goals, creates understanding, more parent-teacher collaboration and better outcomes.
Unexpected benefits of sharing

Share Forms, Policies Online

Forms, school policies and resources can be shared, downloadable. This saves time and is a convenience for parents.

Portfolio Access Anytime

Parents can access their child’s record at any time. And they can post feedback or contribute their own photos and stories.
The power of online

Invite Extended Family, Specialists

Parents can easily invite extended family, specialists & others to share in the updates on their child. Un-invite just as easily.