It’s all about you.
Edufolios, from the Top…
Edufolios is a pre-made, purpose built teacher portfolio just for you. Why would you spend hours creating a site when we can do that for you in a click of a button? You need to be spending time on your reflections and evidence NOT building a website.
First things first, let’s start with what you do (and how and why you do it) NOT the standards. Let’s flip the process.. You’re doing your job (You’re doing a great job by the way) and so you’re constantly learning and doing the things in those Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. Write about what you’re doing in your Edufolio… and let it help you to understand where you’re already meeting those standards. Of course, these reflections also count as PD! (Bonus!)
Clicking one of the seven boxes in the header will show your evidence for each of the seven standards.
One reflection, many focus areas.
Using our guides.. One piece of evidence (or reflection post) covers heaps of focus areas.
The tag cloud shows your evidence by focus area. The larger the word, the more evidence you’ve got.
You won’t need to know the standards… We’ve got that covered… we’ll show you…
What did you cover?
Tick the standard that the evidence touches upon.
Use our guide to identify which focus area or career stage you need.
Choose your focus areas from the 148 we’ve pre-programmed for you. Yep, that’s Grad to Lead all covered!
What’s in it for you?
Walk through the six steps of our reflectionist challenge on sign-up and be coached through the entire process of reflecting against the standards.
Develop the capability of educators who are less familiar with the standards. Empower them to move through the career progressions and support their well versed, newly qualified colleagues.
Accreditation with Less Stress
Accreditation shouldn’t be about more work! It should be about what you’re doing already, Write about your practice regularly and that tag cloud might surprise you.
Showcase your Site’s Talent
More educators accredited with less stress and workload. Greater kudos for the school and your colleagues. A workplace with a strong culture of reflective practice and growth of skills.
PD gets Purposeful and Personal
Use the heat map tool to see what professional development (PD). you need and (maybe) what you could lead.
Fresh learning, without the many contexts of your classroom, is graduate level. Here’s your space to reflect on how you’re going to apply that learning in your context (that’s Prof.) and how it’s impacting your students and colleagues (heading to H.A. and Lead). Plus, that Heat Map and Professional Learning Summary is going to make performance review a doddle!
Find your Tribe
Collaborate with others who, like you, love learning and teaching. Choose to show them what you know. Gain and become a mentor all at once.
Create Reflective Communities
“An accomplished teacher is a member of a professional community who is ready, willing, and able to teach and to learn from his or her teaching experiences” – Shulman & Shulman.
Make it Your Own…
Customize, personalize & protect your Edufolio as you need.
Protect Your Privacy
We encourage everyone to share but we understand that there are times when you want to choose who sees what. You can choose to make your whole site private or just some of it. Leave open your teaching philosophy and CV (so those new job opportunities can find you) and choose to hide your evidence of practice if you like.
Embed Multimedia and Documents
We can give you 250Mb to store some of your files but you can go crazy using links and embeds from third parties (including One Drive) Add evidence in as many forms as you can. Embed Videos, Audio Files and Documents (like those professional development certificates you’ve had emailed to you). Present all of your multimodal evidence in one place and next to the reflections you’re writing about them.
One click to create the site, but you’re going to want to make it your own. Add an image to represent you and your social media networks so others can find you. Personalise the content in the menus, the front page and in the bar on the right hand side. This is your site. Do as little or as much as you’d like with it’s image.
With WordPress being built with Mobile firmly in mind, you’ll be able to add content into your Edufolio on your phone, phablet, tablet or tabtop (wait that last one’s not actually a thing is it?!). It makes using the platform on mobile devices super easy and a complete pleasure!
What’s Under the Hood?
Leverage these great tools to make the most of your Edufolio
Office 365 Integration
If you already have an Office 365 account, you can use it to login to Edufolios so that you don’t have to remember yet another username & password! What’s more, if your school uses Office 365 to manage users / apps, you’re organisation will be able to provision access to Edufolios more easily through your existing security groups and processes. That means less headaches for IT! (Let’s bust out the celebratory pizza!)
Cloud Storage? (Coming Soon!)
Already got a cloud storage solution – One Drive, Dropbox, Google Drive? We’ll provide you with tools so that you can use your existing data (from within those solutions) inside your Edufolio. Pretty neat huh?! We thought you’d like that one 😉
Already got a blog and want to bring all of your content with you? Don’t worry, we’ve got tools to help with that. You can import your posts and media from Blogger, WordPress, Edublogs and Tumblr and they’ll be ready and waiting for you in your Edufolio.
Edufolios is developed on top of the popular WordPress Content Management System. It’s one of the most powerful and easy to use platforms out there – that’s why around 20% of websites use it. Even Disney, The Herald Sun and Katy Perry have adopted it to power their sites! It’s so easy that you’ll need no prior knowledge of web development to use it. None at all!
Help and Support.
We know that every second counts for you guys, so we’ve got a dedicated support site to help you get the best out of your Edufolio!
The site is full of short, illustrated, EASY to follow how-to guides to make sure you can get the best out fo your new home for reflection and growth.
Finding something a bit confusing? Get in touch with us (we talk to a lot of our community over Twitter and through our Facebook page) we’d love to help you! Perhaps you’ve got an awesome question that we can share in our video collection too?
But, where do I go for help? If you’re ever stuck, and don’t know where to go for help, just drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re connected with us on Twitter or Facebook, we’re happy to support you there too