The most essential activity on Kloodle is creating pieces of evidence for the skills you possess and then tagging the necessary skills to this evidence. It may be a blog about how you have developed resilience by volunteering at a local hospice and helping the patients with the last stages of life, or it may be a photo of your cup winning netball team demonstrating your ability to work as part of a team, or it may be a powerpoint presentation slide deck for a presentation you gave in Business Studies demonstrating your communication skills, or it may be a video of your Duke of Edinburgh hike demonstrating your initiative and self motivation.
Your employability is developed on a daily basis through the activities you undertake, both as part of your lessons and extra curricular. Recording these activities on Kloodle serves two purposes: –
- You build up a portfolio of your achievements and record of your learning to share with any potential employer or admissions tutor.
- You learn the vocabulary to enable you to articulate your skills to anybody, enabling you to be more successful and stand out from the crowd.
Tagging skills on Kloodle happens when you upload content to your profile. There are four main content types on Kloodle: –
We shall begin our journey by creating a blog. To do this: –
Visit your newsfeed
Click on the “Blog” button
Give your blog a title
Write the main body of your blog, describing your thoughts, opinions or a description of an activity you have undertaken.
Click the “Add Skills” button
Tag in the skills that this blog has demonstrated
Click “Create Blog Post”
Returning to your profile, you’ll now see that the block of skills has been updated.
The same routine occurs for photos, documents and videos
Each time you produce one of these pieces of content, you are able to tag in the skills you are demonstrating in the post. This will gradually build up evidence over time. The best way to add content to your Kloodle profile is through the Kloodle app. Here’s how
Download the Kloodle app – currently available on iPhone or Android phones
Log in to your profile
Once logged in, click on the photos button in the newsfeed
Select a photo from your library or take a new photo
Once uploaded, you’ll be able to give your photo a title and upload the skills in much the same way as done previously.
The photo will then add to your profile and the skills tags will be added to the skills bank.