Playground Web: Posts

Modified on Wed, 17 Jul at 3:14 PM

Posts in Playground can be used as a tool to capture observations, learning stories, anecdotal and running records, sociograms, jottings, work samples, photographs, family communication; the list in endless! 


To access Posts, log on to Playground on your computer and click on 'Posts' from the left-hand menu.

 

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View our interactive guide here 




Creating a Post

After navigating to the Posts tab using the left hand side menu:

  1. Click + New Post

  2. A new Post template will open for you to populate with text and content.

  3. Adding a Title and Room is mandatory in order to save your Post as a draft.

  4. There is a 15,000 character limit when writing a Description and a 75 character limit for your Title.

  5. Once completed, select Save or Preview.




 

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Editing a Post

Once a Post has been saved as a draft or shared with families, teachers are able to edit, archive, duplicate, bookmark or move to folder.

  1. Navigate to Posts

  2. On the Post, select the 3 dots to the right of the tile

  3. Select your intended action




 

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  • Edit - This allows you to open and make changes to the Post, allowing you to save as a draft or share with families once edited.

  • View - This will open the Post to view as an Teachers on Playground. From here, you can view family comment, views and likes, add comments and like the Post

  • Archive Post - This removes the Post from Home but leaves the information present in Playground should any teachers need to reference the information. Posts cannot be deleted from Playground, only archived.

  • Duplicate - This creates an exact copy of the Post, with the option to edit as needed.

  • Bookmark - Posts that have been bookmarked will appear in the ‘Bookmarks’ menu of the Posts main page

  • Move to Folder - Here you can move your Post to an already existing folder, accessible in the ‘Folders’ menu of the Posts main page

 

Adding Media

When creating and sharing a Post, you have a variety of options with what type of attachments you can include.

 

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  • Photos - You can attach up to 32 photos which have already been taken and are stored on the device which you are using to access Playground Web.

  • Videos - You can attach a video in Playground Web with a maximum duration of 30 seconds and maximum file size of 250MB. This video must take less than 5 minutes to upload otherwise it will time out and the upload will be unsuccessful.

  • Files - You can attach up to 5 files to your Post, with a maximum size of 5MB each. Supported file types include docx, xlsx, pptx, pdf and txt. File types which are not supported will be automatically greyed out on your device’s dialogue box.

 

Tagging Children

When creating a Post, tagging a child determines which families this will be shared with in Home. If you decide to publish the posts to families, tagging a child/ren is mandatory.

If saved as a draft to only be visible to the service, this Post will be attached the the tagged children’s profiles and be visible in Learning Analysis.


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  • Tagging a Child - To tag an individual child, press the check box next to their individual name

  • Tagging a Room - You can use the room filter to locate a room and then press ‘select all’ to tag all children attached to that room. Rooms can be attached to child profiles in Office under the Child Profile.

  • Tagging the Service - You can tag all active children at a service by ensuring that no filters have been selected and then pressing ‘Select All’. Children can be made active/inactive in Office under the Child Profile.


You can further filter the child list by date and attendance status using the filters. The list for children that appear can be sorted by photo consent, alphabetically and those already selected.


You will seeing a running total appear of the total amount of children tagged to a Post in the bottom right hand corner of the dialogue box, above the ‘Tag Children’ button.

 

 

Photo Permissions

In Posts, child profiles which have opted out for photos at the enrolment stage or have had changes made in Office, are easy to locate. This profiles will have a "No Photos Consent" label which appears in red when tagging from the Children list. 


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If you have chosen to tag a child which has a "No Photo Consent" label on their profile and chose to publish, before you publish you will see a remind pop up to confirm this is the case.


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  • Untag and Continue - If you have tagged the child unintentionally, you can select this option to remove the tag and continue saving or publishing.

  • Continue Tagging - If you have intentionally tagged the child and wish to save or publish the Post, you can select this option to continue.

  • Cancel - Selecting this option will take you back to the Tagging Children dialogue box to make changes as needed.

 


Learning Outcomes

When creating Posts, you can tag learning outcomes against Learning Frameworks currently switched on and available at your service. Learning Frameworks include nationally approved frameworks as defined by ACECQA, as well as any customised learning frameworks created and shared by your service.


You can learn more about Learning Frameworks in Playground here.


 

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To tag a learning outcome:

  • Select or search for the learning framework you wish to use

  • Expand the categories

  • Press the tick box to tag the learning outcome


Whilst there is no limit to how many learning outcomes can be tagged in a Post, we recommend reaching out to your Pedagogy Leader to confirm what the expectations for your service are and how they wish to have this feature be used by teachers.


You will see a running total appear amounting the total learning outcomes tagged to a Post in the bottom right hand corner of the dialogue box, above the ‘Add Learning Outcomes’ button.


Posts which have Learning Outcomes tagged will be visible in Learning Analysis, which you can learn more about here.

 

 

Linking Documentation

When creating Posts, you can link already existing documentation in Playground in order to demonstrate the planning cycle and show connections between planned, spontaneous, child or educator initiated experiences.


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Whilst there is no limit to how many learning documentations can be tagged in a Post, we recommend reaching out to your Pedagogy Leader to confirm what the expectations for your service are and how they wish to have this feature be used by educators.  

 

 

Future Plans

When creating a Post, you have the option to add a future plan description and date. Whilst this will not automatically add the Post to a plan or program, this feature can be used to keep a record of how this experience will be further built upon and share these plans with families.


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Save, Preview & Publish Posts

Once you have added the mandatory information to your Post and are ready, you have the option to preview what your post will look in Playground before saving or publishing.


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Once you are happy with your Post, you can then decide to save or share the Post.


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  • Draft - When saved as a draft, your Post will only be visible to teachers with access to Playground.

  • Shared with Families - When Shared with Families, your Post will be shared with family members using Home App and Home Web. They will receive a notification if their child has been tagged in the Post and they have notifications turned on on their device.

  • Comments - You have the option to enable or disable comments on your Post from families using Home. Once turned on for a Post, comments cannot be turned off so please be mindful of your selection.  




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