Educators can create or adapt learning sets and tags for their service.
If you are an educator, tap on your service’s Learning sets tab:
There are three ways to create new learnings set for your service:
Within each learning set you create or select, you can:
Edit the set/folders/tags
Create a new folder
Create a new learning tag
Note: The changes you make to this set will only be reflected at your service.
Create your own private set
If the default, or Storypark learning sets don’t meet your service’s needs, you can create your own private learning sets.
1. In the top left box titled Our learning sets, tap the New set link.
2. In the pop-up window, give your new learning set a name and save it, so it can be used at your service.
3. You can then add the relevant folders and tags for your new learning set.
Select an existing Storypark learning set
Storypark learning sets are are created by Storypark in consultation with regional education specialists and with permission from the original authors.
Examples might include a country’s or state’s curriculum (eg. Te Whāriki, Early Years, International Baccalaureate etc). If you see a learning set within the learning set library that would suit your service, you can add it to your learning sets.
1. In the Learning set library, select the set you’d like to add to your service:
2. The set will appear in the middle of the screen, so you can review the folders and tags before adding it to your service.
3. To the right of the set name click Copy to your learning sets:
4. The set will now appear in the Our learning sets box, and the tags within it can be applied whenever you write a story or plan. Next to the name of the set it will say ‘(Private)’ to show that this set is now part of your private learning sets and can be removed or adapted as you see fit.
Search for an existing set
If you don’t see the curriculum or set of learning outcomes you’re looking for you can search for it. In the Learning set library tap ‘Search':
In the text field begin typing the name you’re looking for. If the set you’re looking for exists as a Storypark learning set, it will show up here:
Adapt a Storypark learning set to your needs
You can use a Storypark learning set right out of the box, or you can adapt one to suit the cultural or individual needs of your early learning service.
1. First, you need to add a Storypark learning set to your service.
2. When that set is selected in the Our learning sets box, you’ll see the name of the set next to the word ‘(Private)’ to show that this set is part of your private learning sets and can be removed or adapted as you see fit. This is simply a copy of the original Storypark learning set so if you edit or delete it, it will only alter your private copy, not the original Storypark learning set.
3. Next to the set name you’ll see three links: Edit set, New folder and New tag. To learn more about how to use these links read Manage learning sets and tags.
Create a new folder
You can create folders within any of your learning sets.
1. Click on any of your learning sets in the Our learning sets box.
2. Next to the set or folder name, click New folder, and in the drop-down box give your folder a name.
3. Click the ‘Set/folder’ field and a drop-down menu will appear which lets you file the folder where you wish. You can add a folder within the main set, or within other folders. It’s a little like adding folders on your computer:
4. Now, when writing a story in the story editor you can click on Add tag in the right-hand panel and you’ll see a list of all your sets and the folders within them:
Create a new learning tag
You can create new learning tags within any of your learning sets.
1. Click on any of your private learning sets in the Our learning sets box.
2. Next to the set or folder name, click New tag and give your tag a name.
3. Type a short optional description explaining what this tag means. The description could include a link to a website page if you want to explain the concept further; simply copy and paste the website address into the description field making sure you include ‘www.’ This description will be visible to educators and families if they click on a tag in a story.
4. Click the Set/folder field and a drop-down menu will appear which lets you file the tag in any folder you wish.
5. Now, when writing a story in the story editor you can click on Add tag in the right-hand panel and you’ll see a list of all your sets and the folders within them. Select the set and folder where you filed your tag and you’ll see your new tag:
Here are our tips on how to choose and get the most out of your learning sets.