Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Class Dojo News Flash!!

Everyone’s buzzing about student portfolios, and I’m really excited about how they’ll increase student ownership in my classroom this year!



Today ClassDojo released Student Stories, an easy way for students to add photos and videos of their classroom work to a digital portfolio. Parents will now be able to follow along with their child's learning — a photo of a poem they wrote, a video of their volcano erupting, a message on how exciting it was to finally solve a tough math problem. Just one photo can now spark hours of conversation at home. Parents, students, and teachers become part of a shared classroom experience.



Made with young learners in mind, Student Stories is incredibly easy to use. After a quick scan of a classroom QR code, students use a shared classroom iPad (Chromebooks and Androids coming soon!) to take photos or videos of their work and add a reflection or comment. 



A simple tagging feature allows any student to add the work to their digital portfolio – along with others in the classroom for those projects done in groups. Nothing is saved or sent home without teacher approval, after which the images are instantly shared with parents wherever they are.

For more information on Student Stories, check out classdojo.com/studentstories. I think you, your students, and their parents are going to love it! And if you have any questions, I’m always happy to help :)  



2 comments:

  1. Hi There:

    I am so excited about the Class Dojo System you have in place. I would love some ideas on how to apply that to 3rd Grade. We are departmentalized. I will be teaching Math/Science. I am trying to figure out the best way to keep up with the kiddos points and to allow them to purchase items from the store.
    I will have 2 different classes. My Co-Teacher and I have decided that I will handle the store since I teach Math. But we are trying to make it easier for both the teachers and students to keep up with points and and decide shopping days.
    We want to reset points at the end of each day. Everyone deserves a fresh start. But what are your thoughts on keeping up with points and shopping days?

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi There:

    I am so excited about the Class Dojo System you have in place. I would love some ideas on how to apply that to 3rd Grade. We are departmentalized. I will be teaching Math/Science. I am trying to figure out the best way to keep up with the kiddos points and to allow them to purchase items from the store.
    I will have 2 different classes. My Co-Teacher and I have decided that I will handle the store since I teach Math. But we are trying to make it easier for both the teachers and students to keep up with points and and decide shopping days.
    We want to reset points at the end of each day. Everyone deserves a fresh start. But what are your thoughts on keeping up with points and shopping days?

    ReplyDelete