This article is about using Storypark on a computer. Learn how to invite family members through the new Storypark for Families app here. You can download the iOS app or the Android app now and learn more on the Storypark for Families help centre.
Storypark Families 'Moments' are similar to the stories you receive from your child's teachers, but they are designed specifically for parents to create themselves, to add them to their timeline and choose who to share them with.
A child's profile
Each child has their own profile page where you can view and edit their details, view their stories and notes, and see which family members also have access. You can also see their birthday and the early learning services they are part of.
Stories – snapshot view
In this view, stories appear as ‘tiles’ (rather than in a stream as on the ‘Latest Activity’ or ‘home’ page). Each tile shows a heading (if there is one), up to four images or videos within the story and the first few lines of text. At the bottom of each tile you can see who added the story and when, how many time it’s been viewed by family members, and how many comments it has.
You can change the order of the stories you see by clicking the ‘Order by’ drop-down. ‘Recent activity’ shows stories with new comments first. ‘Story date’ shows the newest stories first. You can also filter the stories by the learning tags in them.
Stories – full view
Click anywhere on a story tile and the full story will open in a box within this page. Scroll down to read the full story. From this view you can see which children are in the story, the author, date added, learning tags and any comments that have been made.
Authors and admins can edit the story, and print it with various print options. Navigate to the next story using the arrows at the top, or close the window to go back to the snapshot view.
When a teacher adds a child they can invite one of that child’s family members (usually a parent). That person can then choose whether or not to invite more family members. Once invited, they’ll be shown here. You’ll be able to view each person’s name, profile image, and email address. If a person is an admin (an admin can manage a child’s account), this will be shown next to their name.
Planning notes work in a similar way to community posts, but instead of being shared with the whole Storypark community, they’re only shared with the teachers and family member admins shown to the right of this page.
This space is generally used for teachers and parents to share information privately about a child.
Some examples of notes might be:
- sharing information specifically about the child
- sharing ideas on how to continue the child’s learning and interests at home
- sharing files and resources with the child’s parents.