Tapestry Online Learning Journey - Parent's Guide
All children attending Bobkins have a personal on-line Learning Journey which records photos, observations and comments, in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage, to build up a record of your child's experiences during their time in Bobkins.
The Tapestry system is hosted on a secure, dedicated server based in the UK. Information and images of your child will not be shared with outside agencies. The only people able to access their online Learning Journal are members of the school staff and yourself. You will have a secure access (via email address and password) to your child's Learning Journey, and, in addition to viewing our contributions, we encourage you to add to it by uploading photos and comments on observations made by us.
Where do I start?
Once you have given us an email address, we will set up your account. Once you have set yourself a password and PIN from the activation email, please go to https://tapestryjournal.com and log in to your account. You can also download the Tapestry App for your device. If you have an iPhone or IPad, visit the iTunes store and download the Tapestry App from the education section. If you have an android device, then you can download the app from the Google Play Store.
Changing Your Settings
On the computer
At the top right of your screen you will see your name and selecting this will give you the option to 'edit preferences'. Choose this option and you will be presented with a screen giving you the option to change your email address and password. You also have the option to receive an email whenever a new observation is added to your child's Learning Journey- just tick or untick the relevant box if you would like to change this setting.
To change your settings on the iPhone/iPad app, click the 'cog' button on the bottom right hand side of the application. This enables you to change password and/ or email address.
On android devices
To change your settings on an android device, click the three vertical dots at the top right-hand side of the application. This enables you to change password and/or email address.
Viewing my child's Learning Journey
Once logged in, you will see your child's observations on your home screen in a list- selecting any one of these will open the observations for you to look at. You may want to add comments in the box at the bottom of the observation if you would like to - and we would love to receive such comments.
Adding an entry to my child's Learning Journey
Choose the 'Add Observation' option (or the 'plus' icon on your iPhone/IPad/android device) and add relevant information in the boxes on screen. Photos and videos may be uploaded by choosing the 'add media' option. When you have saved your observation, you many go back to the home screen at any time by choosing 'home'.
Let us know you get on!