Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Last Tuesday, ClassDojo announced an update to Student Stories: student-led, digital portfolios for the classroom. Student Stories is part of Stories on ClassDojo: an instantly updated stream of pictures, videos and messages from the classroom and school that helps parents stay connected to everything their child is learning.

“Everything I need to make my classroom an amazing place, I can do with ClassDojo,” said Stephanie Smith, a teacher in Tennessee. “Students and parents LOVE Student Stories, seeing their child’s portfolio of learning and growth throughout the year. It makes my classroom the student-centric space I’ve always dreamed of!”

Student Stories replace boxes and binders of students’ work with beautiful, simple digital portfolios that are shared between school and home, sparking meaningful conversations on what students are learning every day.



“I like having my own Story to add my own photos to because then my mom and my dad see it and we can talk about it at home,” said Galen, a third grader in San Francisco.

ClassDojo’s back to school Student Stories update includes:

  • Post with any app: students (and teachers!) can post photos and videos to their Story from other apps directly, or by uploading from the camera roll. “App smashing” becomes a reality!
  • Any device: students can post from any device: iOS, Android, Chromebooks or web
  • Easy and secure access: no need to remember usernames or passwords - students can log in instantly by scanning their secure class QR code
  • Journal entries: the easiest way for students to reflect on their work, they can now create written journal entries
  • Draw and annotate on photos: students can add more context to entries with drawn or typed comments
  • Record and upload videos: students can record and share videos up to eight minutes in length, or upload saved videos from other apps
  • Drawings: when words fall short, students can let their inner artist shine by creating a drawing all their own!
  • Filters, frames, and stickers: students can add a dash of fun to their posts, creating portfolios as unique as they are (coming soon)
  • Voice notes: students too young to type? All they have to do is speak into their device and a recorded message is sent home (coming soon)


“ClassDojo has already made me feel more connected to my daughter’s education than ever before,” said Clarissa Miles, whose daughter, Caraline, is a sixth grader in Tennessee. “Being able to see her Story helps us have even more meaningful conversations at home about what she did at school. Those conversations are the best part of my day, and they’ve brought me, Caraline, and her teacher closer together. For the first time, I feel like we’re part of the same team.”


Students are able to start adding to their own Stories from a shared classroom iPad or Chromebook immediately as part of the ClassDojo app. For more information on Student Stories and ClassDojo, please visit: https://www.classdojo.com and https://www.classdojo.com/studentstories.

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