Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Student Stories = Student Success!

Like many educators, I am gearing up for the new year. I have new curriculum, new schedule, and new ideas to try out.

One of those is Student Stories from ClassDojo. I am super big on students sharing their work with their peers and with the world. When students are excited about learning and see that what they are doing and learning isn't just for me (the teacher), learning becomes even more powerful and meaningful. Student Stories is a way for students to have ownership of my classroom and their learning this year.

Student Stories (released TODAY!) is an easy and seamless way for students to share photos and videos of what they are learning and doing. Parents will be able to follow right along with their child's learning. 

How does it work? 

"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."

I hope to use Student Stories as a way to keep parents involved and in the know of the Duck Pond. I want students to create a weekly update on what they are learning, doing, excited about, even struggling on. This way, students, parents, and teachers are actively involved in the learning process.

I can't wait to put Student Stories into action! More ownership, more involvement = more success!

Check it out TODAY!.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this innovative idea, Danesa. There is so much out there to learn and integrate in the classroom. This is obviously another great tool for the classroom. Much appreciated!