Read our 0-6 Months Guide…NOW!!!!!!

0-6-monthsWe've posted our '0-6 Month Guide' again because we think it's the most useful bit of kit we've got – and it will help you to start using realsmart immediately!

What's more, we've uploaded this using 'Issuu' so that you can browse the guide in this page, rather than having to download the PDF. Click on the image below to read the guide at your leisure……

To download a copy of this PDF click here.

Get realsmart with our 0-6 months guide!

0-6Our new 0-6 month guide is designed to get you safely and successfully through the first 6 months of your realsmart life. It's full of practical help and support, and will be your guiding hand to cope with the first few weeks and beyond.

Copies have been sent to all our schools and further hard copies can be ordered by contacting
To download a pfd of this guide click here

Getting started with rafl

rafl embraces the principles of assessment for learning, accelerated learning, multiple intelligences, learning to learn, thinking skills and learning styles, and delivers effective personalised learning.

This is done through a collection of objectives and activities. Learners can track their progress visually, review guidance and also upload evidence of their learning. Mentors can then access a dynamic overview of their class’ learning.

To create an rafl, click the ‘rafl’ tool on the create strip, enter a title and click ‘Create my rafl’.


The first pie you see represents your unit of work; task pies can be added by clicking the plus icon. You can add up to 8 task pies. You have the option to add guidance to each pie to help the learners with their activity. To add task criteria to your pies, click the next plus icon. Here you will see the ‘I can’ ‘Because I have’ statements. To the learner this means, I can learn this, because I have done the following tasks.

When a learner completes a task, the pies capture their qualitative and quantitative success. The colours are in a traffic light system, green means they completed the task with no problems, yellow means they had some difficulty, and red means they found it difficult. Grey means the task is incomplete.


Getting started with rpassport

rpassport is a way to assess qualities, characteristics and habits of a learner and record their progress over a period of time.

To create an rpassport page, click the ‘rpassport’ tool on the create strip, enter a title and click ‘Create my rpassport’.

To add learning criteria to your passport page, click the plus icon. Your passport can have as little or as much criteria as you want. You also have the option to add guidance to each piece of criteria.

Getting started with rcast

rcastrcast gives you a simple way to create blogs, podcasts, picture casts, video or vodcasts, or just simple RSS feeds for the school newsletters etc.

To create an rcast, click the ‘rcast’ tool on the create strip, enter a title and click ‘Create my rcast’.

The first circle that will appear will be your blog header. You can add content to your blog by clicking on the content icon, and you can upload a podcast by clicking the podcast icon below it. This will open a flash uploader, using this you can upload images, video and audio to create a podcast.

Subscribing to a podcast or RSS feed

At the moment podcasts will only work if the machine you are working on has iTunes. To subscribe to a podcast or an rss feed, view the item which has the subscription available, go to the menu bar at the top of the page and hover over subscribe. You will then see options to subscribe to the podcast, or subscribe to the RSS feed.



Getting started with rweb

rwebrweb allows you to create learning portfolios, online lesson plans, websites, reflective blogs, personal profiles, planners and target-setting all within a media-rich, collaborative environment. To create an rweb, click the ‘rweb’ tool on the create strip, enter a title and click ‘Create my rweb’.

The first circle that will appear will be your homepage. Click the plus icon to add navigational menu pages to your website. You can then add sub navigational pages by clicking the plus icon on the menu pages.

To add content to your website, click the content icon above the plus sign. You can move pages around by simply clicking and dragging them to where you want. If you want to delete a page you can drag it into the bin at the bottom right hand corner of the page.


Getting started with rmap

rmaprmap is an extremely powerful but simple graphical organiser, mind and concept mapping tool. You can graphically display concepts, units of work, models, tasks etc, and allow learners to mark their progress through the understanding of the concepts, providing media-rich evidence of their learning. If you are using a concept or mind-mapping tool at the moment, imagine if your maps could be shared instantly and collaborated on, and allowed learners to show their understanding by providing collated evidence.