Benefits for Educators

Benefits as an Educator

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Receive awesome Member only benefits!

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EARN REWARDS while you interact

Network with students and experts

* Students may use the Platform either as VISITORS, or join the Community within the Platform as MEMBERS.

Why join the Community?

The One Zoo Tree Platform is the most comprehensive career preparation tool available, focusing currently on careers in working with animals. The Platform aims to assist the students in choosing a career, as well as in planning and preparing for it.

Students can choose from over 500 careers, network with other students, communicate directly with expert role players, access a calendar of events, job board and list of bursaries, as well as learn about all the animals they will work with.

To ensure maximum exposure to and knowledge retention of careers and animal facts, the Platform incorporates various role players into the community software.

Educators are subject experts who want to join the Community as individuals, instead of representing a School, Institution of Higher Education or Animal Organization.

As a MENTOR you will be able to give students the opportunity to tap into your knowledge and experience on specific careers or species. Share your story and motivate the younger generation to go out and enjoy the journey!

As an educator, you decide on your own level of interaction.

  • Answer student questions
  • Give advice to make decision making on specific careers easier
  • Contribute to careers, species or course data
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What are the Benefits for EDUCATORS?

When you join as an Educator, you will be able to access specific tools to interact with others, contribute towards the information, as well as have a lot of fun.!

Create your own Profile

As a member of the Community you will be able to create and update your own Profile.

Access to Toolkit

Gain partial access to the toolkit, which includes the right to post jobs and bursaries. (Access to Group Creation, Events Calendar and Institutions Directory requires a paid level, such as schools, institutions and organizations)

Reward System

Take part in the reward system and earn points and badges, while climbing the ranks.

Contribute as a Mentor

Guide students as mentors in answering questions or contributing to career, species or course pages.

Network with Roleplayers

Network with other Educators, Schools, Tertiary Institutions and Animal Organization.

Share media with Community

Use the onboard media tool to share your photos with the Community

Register as a Member to JOIN us!

Registration as an Educator is FREE

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Benefits for MEMBERS only

PERSONAL PROFILE:

Register and create your own personalized Profile.

Member Profile

When you register as a member, you can create your own Profile.

What does your Profile offer you?

  • Personalize your profile with an avatar and background image
  • Show or hide your info
  • Post daily updates
  • See your daily activities within the Community, including rewards
  • Network with students and other educators from around the world

IMPORTANT!

The Community is protected by various levels of security to ensure that personal information of students are not made public.

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Don’t want to add or share a real photo as an avatar?

Here is a link to an online app where you can easily create your own cartoon Avatar. When you are done, save it to your PC, and then upload it on OZT to your new Profile.

Link to AvatarMaker

INTERACTION:

Join Groups to network and help students

Group Profile

Members may join Groups corresponding to the following:

  • Careers
  • Species
  • Tertiary Institutions
  • Animal Organizations

This means that you may belong to several Groups as an Educator, and mentor on all of them.

What do the Groups offer you?

  • The ability to meet the students and other educators
  • Chat by creating or replying to thousands of member-generated Topics in the Group Forums
  • Add important documents in the content area for students to download for free
  • Free links to online articles, videos and images on a career or species
  • A link to all the different Short Courses.

SHORT COURSES:

Complete or add to the Short Courses

Short Courses help Students gain knowledge needed to bridge the gap between High School and further studies, or starting an animal related career/business. They also teach more on specific career skills, as well as facts about the animals that can be worked with.

There are a lot of special short courses where students may learn things such as surviving in the wilderness, basic controls of flying a helicopter.

Educators can assist by adding new Courses or information to existing Courses

Career Info
25%
Skills Development
35%
Animal Facts
40%

RESOURCES:

Add to the Free Resources

Contributions

Students can access the free career resources to help in choosing and preparing for a Career.

Please help by adding any of the following resources:

  • Links to future Events held by Tertiary Institutions, Schools and Animal Organizations
  • A list of Bursaries
  • A Job Board with the latest vacancies, including volunteer opportunities and Internships

REWARDS:

Earn rewards

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New Member Badge

Members can earn various kinds of rewards by joining and interacting within the Community. Rewards are divided into Ranks, Points, Badges.

For a full list, have a look at the Reward System.

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Rules and User Policy

The One Zoo Tree Platform makes use of community software to allow members to create their own Profiles, join Groups and communicate with each other directly via an onboard messaging system. 

As various laws place restrictions on the minimum age of users without adult consent, the Platform has made the MEMBERSHIP part available for students aged 14 and up

Students 13 and younger still have free access to the open source info, without having to register. However, they MAY register, only with adult permission and supervision. All participating students will be required to read and agree to a strict Terms and Conditions. The document regulates interaction to ensure maximum privacy and security. Students are NOT allowed to share personal information beyond what they add to their Profiles. Educators are requested to help monitor the Forums to ensure compliance.

If you want to join OZT as an Educator, you are obligated by law to read through and agreed to the TERMS AND CONDITIONS when registering. Any violations of the T&Cs will lead to immediate account termination. This will NOT be negotiable, as we value the safety of our users more than the Platform itself!

We are in the process of compiling a comprehensive USER GUIDE under the MEMBER PORTAL in the top menu, which will help you navigate the Platform.

Steps to Join

If you want to join the Platform as an Educator, please keep the following in mind:

Register as a Member to JOIN us!

* Membership remains entirely FREE for as long as you remain a member.

If your subscription is not renewed, the media and content you added or supplied will still remain to ensure students get the most out of the Platform. Non-subscription will only delete your profile and ALL of your private details.

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Frequently Asked Questions

All levels of Membership tacitly or automatically renew after 12 months. Membership can be terminated or closed by following the prompts under the MANAGE tab in your profile.

We have a strict security policy, which includes locking accounts when we detect a possible breach attempt. Multiple wrong login attempts will cause an account lock, so if you have forgotten your password, rather ask for a new one under the LOGIN page.