Child observations

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In this article, we will cover how a child's wellbeing can be noted on Xplor:

  • As an observation post by educators from the app;
  • As an observation post by educators from the web;
  • As an observation post by parents from the app;
  • As a private note by admin on a child's profile from the web.

Observation posts are visible to the child's parents and educators at the service, who are using the Xplor software. Further, we will discuss how a private note can be made on the child's profile using the "About" section that will not be visible to parents or educators - this is useful if an admin just wishes to create a private note for themselves about the child's wellbeing.

 

Educator Wellbeing Observation from the Xplor App:

This is useful for when you are observing a child and you want to make a note of their well being through an observation post. This will be visible to parents on their App and other educators.

1. Go to the child’s profile and tap ‘timeline’.

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2. Tap the ‘Pencil’ icon in the top right of the screen, then tap "New Post".

 

3. Type a title, description and if applicable, what’s next.

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4. Add photos (up to 4) or a video (15 seconds limit) using the camera and video icons.

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5. Tap the ‘Black Board and Chalk’ Icon to add desired Activities - this is where you can add feeling.

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6. Tag other children if it's a group post/observation.

 

7. Tap ‘Save’ at the bottom of the screen to complete the post.

 

Educator Wellbeing Observation from the Xplor App via "Smart Lists" :

1. Log into the Xplor App.

2. Tap on "Smart Lists" > Then tap "Observations".

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3. Select the child you wish to create the observation for either by tapping on the classroom or directly on the child signed in under "children signed in".

4. By tapping into the classroom and tapping on the child it will bring you to the observation page.

5. Complete the observation, if you need to tag children in the post please click on the + symbol under "children in this post".

6. By tapping on the "activity" icon it will bring up the list of the following activities you can add to your observation, if you wish to enter their wellbeing press "Feelings".

7. Once you have completed your observation, tap on "save" and it will post and go directly to the parent/s app and other educators.

Follow this link to find out more about the Smart List

 

Educator Wellbeing Observation from the Web:

There are two ways to complete an observation. Both these methods will require you to start in the Educator Web Portal

Xplor Educator web via the timeline:

1. Navigate to the child’s profile and click ‘Timeline’.

2. Click the ‘Pencil’ icon in the top right of the screen to open the post screen.

3. Type a title, description, and if applicable, what’s next.

4. Add photos (up to 4) or a video (15 seconds limit) using the camera and video icons.

5. Tap the ‘Smiley Face’ Icon to add desired Activities, using "Feelings".

6. Tag other children if it's a group post/observation.

7. Click ‘Post’ on the bottom right of the screen to complete the post.

 

 

Xplor Educator Web via "Smart List":

1. Log into the Educator Web Portal

2. Click Smart List > Observation

3. Select the child you wish to create the observation either by tapping on the classroom and selecting the child

4. By clicking on the classroom and clicking on the blue box and pencil located on the child's profile, it will bring you to the observation page

5. Complete the observation, if you need to tag children in the observation click on the Tag Symbol/Icon

6. By tapping on the "Smiley Face" icon it will bring up the list of the following activities you can add to your observation, you can add "Feelings".

7. Once you have completed your observation, click "Post" and it will go directly to the child's timeline and notify the parent's and guardian's of the child/children.

Follow this link to find out more about the Smart List

 

 

 

Parents can add a wellbeing observation for their child on the App:

1. From your child’s timeline, tap the ‘Pencil’ icon in the top right of the screen to open the post screen.

2. Type a title, description, and if suitable, what’s next.

3. Add photos (up to 4) or a video (15 seconds limit) using the camera and video icons.

4. Tap the ‘Smiley Face’ Icon to add desired Activities, use the option "Feelings" to add the child's wellbeing.

5. Tap ‘Post’ in the top left of the screen to complete the post. Pull down on the screen to refresh and display the new post.

 

Entering a child's wellbeing as a private Note for Admin Only from the Web:

Go to "Profiles" > "Children" > Select Child > Under "About" > Enter in information and date noted > Press "Save".

This will save the child's wellbeing on their profile and can be edited via the same steps. This will not be visible to parents.

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