Hi I’m Brenda Brown Executive Director of Concord Childcare Center located in San Francisco Bay Area. I‘d like to tell you about Learning Genie and how much it means to our program.
We’ve been looking for someway to monitor our digital portfolios for the children. We use DRDP 2015, DRDP tech. We’ve used excel files, we’ve used digital photography, all sorts of ways to try and make a digital portfolio and connect them to the children’s learning, connect them to the DRDP and streamline the tasks for teachers.
We found out that Learning Genie is the best option. All of our other methods were so disconnected, we had something, here something there, something everywhere else, Learning Genie puts it all together. We can take photos, we can tag children, we can take videos and audio, we can send the information to parents. We can rate them on the DRDP scale. It even tells us what we have and have not looked at for each child. On top of that we can download this information and save it in a PDF and an excel file to upload straight into DRDP-Tech saving a lot of time.
One of my supervisors had this great idea “Lets use cell phones” because Learning Genie has a variety of ways that we can use them. We can use them for online with the computer, on our cell phones and on our ipads. So we bought a bunch of cell phones, did not activate them, so they’re only about $37 each. Using the android app the teachers can monitor the children and take their videos and their photographs for their documentation, without needing to have any kind of other device with them. A cell phone in the pocket is a lot faster then a computer in the teachers room.
So from Learning Genie and all their support they have given us to our program, from our program to theirs Thank You so much.