Showing posts with label Student Stories. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Student Stories. Show all posts

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Student Stories Drawings in ClassDojo

Student Stories is ClassDojo's student portfolio tool that they launched around this time last year. A few weeks ago I gave a run-down of new features that are going to be added to ClassDojo's Student Stories tool for the new school year. One of those features is an option for students to draw or annotate images in their portfolios. That feature is now live and ready for your students to use.

Applications for Education
Drawing on an image in a portfolio can be a good way for students to highlight the most important parts of an picture or of a diagram. In an art history lesson you could have students take a picture of a famous work and then use the drawing tool in Student Stories to highlight the techniques used by the artist.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

4 Updates to ClassDojo's Student Stories

Last fall ClassDojo introduced a new digital portfolio tool that they call Student Stories. Initially, it was only available on iPads then it expanded to users of all types of computers and tablets. Student Stories puts students in charge of assembling their portfolios. Their portfolios can include digital work as well as physical work that they take pictures of with a camera on a mobile device or on a laptop. Recently, ClassDojo added four new features to Student Stories that increase the number of ways in which students can showcase their work.

1. Videos in Student Stories can now be up to five minutes long.
2. Students can now draw within Student Stories. This is great for annotating work or just using handwriting to sketch a diagram.
3. There is now a journal component to Student Stories.
4. Digital stickers and frames can now be added to students' work in Student Stories.

Watch the video embedded below to learn more about Student Stories in ClassDojo. Click here for a PDF of directions on how to use Student Stories.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Student Stories - ClassDojo Portfolios on Chromebooks, Desktops, and Mobile Devices

A few months ago ClassDojo introduced a new portfolio feature called Student Stories. At the time of its launch Student Stories was only available to use on mobile devices. This morning, ClassDojo announced that Student Stories can now be created on Chromebooks, MacBooks, and Windows computers. Basically, if it has a camera, your students can use it to create digital portfolios in ClassDojo's Student Stories feature.

Student Stories puts students in charge of assembling their portfolios. Their portfolios can include digital work as well as physical work that they take pictures of with a camera on a mobile device or on a laptop. You moderate your students' submissions before anyone can see them. To submit work students simply scan a class QR code then add their submissions. Watch the video embedded below to see how it works. Click here for a PDF of directions on how to use Student Stories.