September 5, 2015
The popular educational platform ClassDojo released today a new interesting tool called ‘Class Story’ which enables teachers to ‘easily and safely share updates and photos from class with parents’. Class Story is an excellent alternative to a public classroom website or blog and teachers can use it as a secure and private space where they can communicate with parents and engage in the learning of their kids. Fostering teacher-parent communication is the driving philosophy behind Class Story and as, Don Liam (chief product officer of ClassDojo) stated, it reduces ‘the friction in communicating with parents by providing a quick way to share important updates, photos, and all the moments parents would love to see but previously couldn’t.’
Being part of ClassDojo app, Class Story works and syncs across any iOS/Android device and any web browser for both teachers and parents. Here is how it works:
‘Teachers can add photo or text posts to their private class feed; posts are shared with all connected parents automatically. Unlike class websites, Twitter, or Instagram, this means that only parents can see these important stories and no one else, keeping ClassDojo safe and secure for families, students, and teachers.
Teachers will know when parents have seen their posts with read receipts, plus they’ll feel the love when parents “heart” their posts. Over time, the company says they’ll be adding new types of “posts” teachers would like to make, such as videos and voice notes.’