Using the online learning journal Tapestry has allowed us to focus our time on teaching. Instead of endless cutting photos and sticking these in books, we can quickly record the learning that is happening in the classroom. It is especailly helpful for capturing some of the harder to evidence objectives in the curriculum.
- I find it useful to take observations using the tablets and edit later on the PC. this gives you greater flexibility.
- If taking group photos it is possible to split observations so you differentiate which level you feel the children are at.
- I have found it has been useful in upskilling the TA’s knowledge of the curriculum, as when they post an observation I ask them to chose an area they feel it covers. I then always check these but just scrolling through and deciding increases your knowledge of the Year 1 objectives.