Once a story is posted on a child's profile, families and profile educators can view the story and engage, beginning a conversation around a child's learning.
Access a child's portfolio, his/her Stories page, from the Educa sidebar - the "My Children" icon, then select the child.
This will then show you all of the child's stories that have been published. Any educator and family member linked to the child will have access to the child's story list.
Using the filter option in the right hand corner, users can then select specific story types to view: Individual, Group, Day Journal or Parent Story.
Comment on an Individual Story
Open the story by clicking anywhere on the story image. Scroll to the bottom of the page where both educators and family members will see the option to comment on the story. You can add a photo if you like.
Once you're happy with the comment select Add Comment. It will be seen by everybody connected to the child's profile.
Comment on a Group Story
To add a comment on a group story you follow the same process for commenting on an individual story.
Once posted this comment will then only be seen by that child's family and profile educators. The comment will not be seen by the families of other children linked to the group story.
Thank a Story
Sometimes you may not wish to comment on a story, but you might wish to show your appreciation to the educators for their work.
On Educa all educators and family members can "Thank" any individual or group story they have permission to view. It functions just like a "Like" on Facebook.
Open the story by clicking on the title found on the child's story list.
At the top of the story click Thank and this will be shown of the story. An educator will be notified, if their notification options are set up to receive this.
Educators can then view who has liked a story by hovering over the "Thank" button. A drop down list will appear showing the names of the individuals who have "Thanked" the story.
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