Education Identity matters.

Students

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Students use didbook online to express their Education Identity - taking ownership of who they are, what they've achieved so far and what they aspire to become.

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1/6. Each student has their own didbook and secure login. picture of a happy school leader didbook is online so students can access it at school, at home, or on their mobile devices
2/6. Each student's didbook contains 'apps' which reflect parts of the student's life. Collectively these apps provide an holistic view of the student.
picture of a happy school leader Each app has it's own sub-structure - for example the Enrichment Diary provides tabs for different enrichment perspectives - such as 'sport' or 'charity'.
3/7. In each didbook app, students create new entries - recording reflections, achievements and aspirations in each area of their life.
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Each entry can contain text, images, files and links to external resources (e.g. YouTube where permitted). 
4/7. Students appreciate how didbook automatically formats the entries for them to make sure they look great.
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Because didbook makes students feel proud of what they've achieved, it helps them grow in confidence and self-worth - becoming more engaged as the link between their actions and who they are becomes clearer.
5/7. Students can't see other student's didbooks but there are a number of safe ways in which they can share parts of their Education Identity.
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For example, the My Showcase app will allow students to pull together their best entries into a presentation which can then be sent (by a secure login) to potential employers, universities or other influential people in their lives.
6/7. Students can read and acknowledge comments left by teachers.
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This shows students (and parents) that the school values their achievements and is interested in really getting to know them and supporting them on their Education Identity journey.
7/7. Students use didbook in lessons, free periods, at home or on the go.
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Sequential help schools to implement didbook by creating tailored launch programmes, providing ideas about how and when students can use didbook to maximise its impact..


Teachers

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didbook is a convenient way for teachers get to know their students better - resulting in better learning experiences and better tutoring.

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1/5. Teachers have their own login and can see all of every student's didbook.
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didbook is quick and easy to use.
For example, the User Manager makes it quick and easy to find any student's didbook - with instant ('as you type') searching.
2/5. didbook allows teachers to comment on student’s entries, encouraging quick, informal feedback on any aspect of the student’s school work, interests or activities. 
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Students respond with great enthusiasm to the comments they receive. It is gratifying for teachers that such quick, convenient little nudges can have such a positive and lasting impact.
3/5. Instant reports give teachers insight into how didbook is being used within the school, both from an individual student's perspective or for a selected group.
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These reports enable teachers to get to know student cohorts better and get a feel for how the school improvement programmes are progressing.

Teachers enjoy that didbook gives them this insight and provides simple, practical ways to actually do something about it.
4/5. didbook transforms any mentoring and tutoring programmes, and can be used in their classroom, in computer labs, in lessons or as homework.
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Our work with school leaders creates a range of relevant, simple ways that teachers can use didbook - tailored to each schools needs. The didbook Improvement Centre contains many more ideas and resources.
5/5. Feedback has been positive from teachers: they like getting their job done more easily in a way that makes progress toward their vision of Education Identity.
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"didbook has helped me improve my performance as a teacher and a tutor."
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School leaders

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School leaders use didbook to progress and track important yet nebulous areas of their school improvement plans.

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1/5. School leaders use didbook to progress school improvement plans.
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Sequential provide strategic support through in-school consultancy sessions. This delivers real structure and accountability to crucial areas of school leadership - holistic student development, engagement and achievement.
2/5. didbook use is planned through Improvement Formulas which enable everyone in your team to take responsibility for progress.
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Improvement formulas provide clarity, consistency and help to track progress.
3/5. School leaders have their own secure didbook login too. They can see exactly who is doing what.
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They can access any student's didbook and leave comments just like ordinary teachers do, helping them to stay involved.
4/5. Instant reports show progress with students and teachers.
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For example, word graphics like this (generated from student entries) can be helpful to get a feel for the hidden curriculum of a school... would it be good to be a student at this school?
5/5. Feedback has been positive from school leaders - they like getting their job done more easily in a way that makes progress toward their vision of Education Identity.
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"I'm a real champion of didbook because I think it's helped me as a college leader to understand the real need of the students that we've got within our college."
Head of College

didbook is now being used by over 30,000 secondary school users in the UK alone - making it the leading choice for online personal development.

“didbook's brilliant!
I'm so positive about didbook!”

Student


“It looks good, it's user friendly and the students rave about how good it is

College Leader


“It's helping me plan my future”

Student


“I use it at home even more than I do in school!”

Student

“didbook makes me a better tutor”

Teacher


“didbook definitely gives you the opportunity to get to know your students better. I think it's really valuable to be able to show interest in them as a person, not just as a student that's here only to get grades”

Tutor


“The relationships that I have with my students have definitely been enhanced with didbook”

Tutor

“didbook is the best education software I've ever seen.”

Headteacher


“I wish my school had it years ago!”

Head of Year


“didbook is absolutely a 'must have' - it's the answer to many, many years of searching of solutions for putting youngsters in charge of their own learning and enabling them to assemble all that they've achieved.”

Headteacher

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