Student Stories allow students to contribute directly to their portfolio, which is then shared with parents and extended family. 

All Student Stories must first be approved by a teacher, ensuring the work is of a high quality. Teachers can even send the story back to the student to continue working on with suggestions for improvement. 

Once a student has login access to their Educa portfolio, they can create their own stories.

When logged on, they will see their story list. In the top right corner they will find a Create Story button which they will need to press to begin writing.

The first step is to create a suitable title for their story. You may wish to set some standards for the title, such as including the subject, to help you organise their portfolio at the end of each term.

Next, the students use the main text box to create their own story. This could be a reflection of an activity, a space to record their home work or other assignments. 

They can upload videos, photos and files to further support their learning.

Once the story has been created the student can choose one of the following actions:

Cancel will close the story without saving it. 

Draft will save the story to the student's Draft Stories on their profile page. These drafts can be accessed by the student and their teacher.

Submit for Approval will send the story over to the student's teacher to be approved and published. Once the story is submitted the student cannot make any changes until the story is publish or it is returned by the teacher.

When reviewing the student's story, the teacher can decide to Approve the story, which will publish the story, or they can send it back to the student to continue working on it.

If a teacher returns a story for Rework, it will be stored under the student's Draft Stories.

The child can then go to Draft Stories and selecting Edit on their story, they will see the feedback from the educator and can make the relevant changes.

Once the changes have been made the child simply re-submits the story to the educator to approve.

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