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    I usually complete weekly diaries for parents with a couple of photos and a write up on what we've been doing.

    I have a new family who don't want a diary, but would like to see the photos. I don't want to print out photos so I'm looking for a way to share them online. I'd also like to include a bit of a write up so I can use it as a development log/ideas for at home etc.

    I've never really looked an online systems before but wondered if there's a very basic one available that I could try. I'd prefer free, or very cheap as I wouldn't use many of the features of the all singing-all dancing ones.

    Any suggestions?

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    Tapestry could do that for you easily. You do have to pay but if your LA has the subscription to the EYForum it is cheaper- you can check it all out here:
    https://tapestry.info/

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    Can't you just email them with a couple of lines underneath each one?
    You could keep them in a folder on your computer so you have a copy and parents could email any comments back to you.

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    I hear people use What's App, or use facebook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moggy View Post
    Tapestry could do that for you easily. You do have to pay but if your LA has the subscription to the EYForum it is cheaper- you can check it all out here:
    https://tapestry.info/
    I know our LA used to have a subscription, but I've got a feeling they stopped it a while back. I'll have to look into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miffy View Post
    Can't you just email them with a couple of lines underneath each one?
    You could keep them in a folder on your computer so you have a copy and parents could email any comments back to you.

    Miffy xx
    The problem I have is that I can't attach many to an email. I used to do that for another parent, but found that I could only attach a few photos at a time. I suppose I could put the photos into a word document then email that. For daily diaries I do a word document, print it off and stick it in a book, so I might just try emailing it instead. For most diaries I only add a couple of photos and more writing, but for this family I need to limit the amount of writing and show as much as I can in photos, so need more pictures. Hmm...perhaps I've answered my own question

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    I watsapp photos daily it works well.

    Orbit do a free online journal, the have had issues of late but it is free

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue bear View Post
    I watsapp photos daily it works well.

    Orbit do a free online journal, the have had issues of late but it is free
    I also WhatsApp numerous photos daily and I think it is really good. I've stuck with Orbit and am still using it. It's improving each week. I only print Orbit photos when I complete an observation.

 

 

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