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Educators: Linking plans, stories and child notes together

Use links to show progression or threads of learning, and get a better overview

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Note: The following information only applies to plans at a service. We also have help articles dedicated to portfolio planning.

In this guide, learn about:

In any plan, you can link stories, child notes and other plans together.

A few examples of how you might use this feature:

  • Link together a child's stories and/or notes about a particular interest or theme to show threads of learning, making it easier to visualise their learning journey – great for assessments or transitions.

  • Link to an earlier programme from your current programme plan for easy reference.

  • Create 6-monthly goals with parents and show the child’s progression on each goal over time through linked stories.

  • Create a plan for each child, and an overview plan for your service. Link to each child's plan from the overview for easy, fast access.

  • Create a calendar plan and on the day of each event link to that event plan.

  • Create a daily diary plan and link to all group stories created that day.

  • Create an 'appraisal goals' plan to share with your head teacher or mentor and link to your educator portfolio stories to show evidence of your practice.

How to create links

In a plan, hover over (or tap on a touch screen) any cell to see your editing options and select Content:

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A mini editor will open where you'll see a link option beneath the text area.

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When you tap this link a window will open that lets you pick which stories, plans or child notes you wish to link to.

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By default you'll see all stories but you can toggle the tabs at the top to see plans and child notes:

Find the story, plan or child note you're looking for using the filter

You can select stories, notes, plans or a mixture of the three by toggling between the three tabs at the top.

To easily find what you're looking for, tap the Filter button at the top right.

Select the stories, plans or child notes you wish to link to. When you've finished selecting, tap the Done button and it will appear in the editor.

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When you've finished editing, tap Done and you'll see your links loaded in the planning cell.

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Who can see links in plans?

Linked stories, notes and plans are only accessible to people who the links were originally shared with. For more information about what teachers and parents can see, and what happens if you link to something that not everyone has access to, see the article Sharing plans, who can access a plan and its links under the heading Who can see linked stories, plans and notes in a plan?

Linking to community posts, conversations, family moments, learning sets etc.

Using the link button you can link to stories, plans and notes. But if you wish to link other types of Storypark content you can follow these steps:

1. Find and click on the page or post you wish to link to

2. Select and copy the URL (web address) in the browser's address bar:

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3. Paste the URL into a planning cell and click Done:

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Note: Make sure that whatever you link to is able to be accessed by anyone you share the plan with (ie. if you link to a conversation make sure all people the plan is shared with are part of that conversation). Otherwise, if they tap on the URL they will be told they don't have permission to view it.

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