Websites / Portfolios
Whether you want to create a single webpage or a fully operational, multi page website, PebblePad offers a simply yet powerful Page / Portfolio builder that will have you showcasing your work / content in no time. PebblePad will create a fully responsive website that will work on all devices that you can customise with your own text, images, videos, audio and files. The website can either be private, published to the web or shared with specified users. The Page / Portfolio builder is perfect for building an online portfolio that can be shared with potential employers.
A blog is effectively an online journal that consists of unique entries or "posts" added on a regular basis. On PebblePad each user can setup a blog on any topic ranging from personal interests, projects, placements or your personal life. You can choose to keep your blog private, publish it to the web or just share it with specified friends, family or academics.
If you want to collect data for a project or a placement PebblePad will allow you to create a template where you can setup a questionnaire or placeholders for data collection. There are a whole variety of options available including: single and multiple line text fields, radio buttons, check boxes, drop downs, date pickers, ratings, tables and evidence fields that allow users to upload or attach files. Templates can also be customised and you can add text, images, videos and audio content to them. As with everything in PebblePad these can be private, published to the web or shared with specified users.
If you have a project to work on or want to plan how to tackle your dissertation, PebblePad offers two structured templates amongst others, that specifically focus on planning. These templates allow you to clearly set aims; identify your steps to success; set deliverables; assign tasks; carry out a SWOT analysis and identify supporting resources. These plans can then be altered as needed and allow you to reflect on the process. As with everything in PebblePad the plans can be private, published to the web or shared with specified users.
Evidencing / recording activities
For certain modules, programmes, awards or affiliations you may be required to evidence certain criteria / competencies or record time spent on activities. PebblePad offers a whole variety of tools for this ranging from:
- building a "collection" of evidence in which any type of file(s) can be grouped together
- creating an "activity log" specifying what you have worked on and for how long
- completing pre-built evidence templates for Activities, Meetings and Experiences
- building a workbook to group together evidence in one place with the added advantage of being able to design the layout
- using blogs and portfolios as detailed above
Whether it’s a requirement for your course or you are just looking to improve your grade, skills or employability chances, reflection is an essential skill for self improvement. We've all heard of the saying "learn from your mistakes" and PebblePad offers three templates prompting you to reflect on yourself, your work and your experiences to enable you to better yourself in the future. The templates automatically prompt you to reflect through clever questioning and as with everything in PebblePad these can be private, published to the web or shared with specified users.
PebblePocket is an app that allows you to create certain types of PebblePad records while you’re offline. You can be in a field, in the middle of nowhere or on train in a tunnel without any wifi access or mobile phone signal and still be able to create PebblePad records. All records that you create can be synchronised with your PebblePad account when you next have internet access. They’ll pop directly into your asset store ready to be viewed, edited, or shared.
PebblePocket supports the following asset types: Blog Post, Reflection, Activity, Photo and Video.