The Storypark for Educators Android app is a companion to the website, and makes it easier and faster to do the things you do most frequently. It helps educators to:
Create and share posts with your community using images, videos and attachments
Have conversations directly with your team
Document children’s learning using images, video and text
Save and access draft, pending and published stories - so you can work from anywhere
Keep your work safe with offline support
Instantly share updates with a child's family including routines
Receive and respond to comments and feedback
Quickly see the latest activity, so you can stay on top of new content, responses and communication.
Please note, some features are not available on the app at the moment. For example management tasks like adding new children and inviting users. You can still access these features on your mobile device by logging into the Storypark website in your device’s browser (e.g. Chrome, Firefox etc.)
This guide is ordered by the tabs running horizontal at the bottom of the app:
See how to:
Children - view child profiles and their associated stories, moments, plans and notes
Community - view and create community posts and conversations
Create - make new stories, child notes, conversations, routines and community posts
Activity - view updates across your service
Me - check draft and pending stories, edit your profile and switch services
Children: See children and view their stories, moments, plans and notes
The Children section shows all the children in your current centre and their stories, moments, plans and notes.
Selecting All children will show you all the children’s stories. Tapping on a specific child's name will show you all their stories.
If your centre has different rooms, you can switch between viewing the whole centre and any rooms by tapping on the centre or room name. This filters the children shown in the list.
Viewing, editing and deleting stories
Tap on a story tile to view the full story. You can edit or delete it by tapping on the … icon in the top right:
Responding to stories
To respond or comment on a published story, tap Leave a response… at the bottom of the screen. You can add images or videos from your photo library to your response by tapping on the camera icon. To take a photo, first open an album then select the camera.
In the responses section at the end of a story, you’ll see a count of views, loves and comments on a story. Tapping on the eye and heart icons will show you a list of who has viewed or loved it.
View plans, moments and child notes
Using the menu at the top of the app, you can also view plans and child notes at your current centre or on a specific child's profile:
To view family moments - select the stories tab - then select Family moments from the drop-down menu:
Community: Your communities and conversations
The Community section shows your communities (for your centre and rooms) and existing conversations that you are a participant in.
Any centre or room with new community posts will move to the top, and be shown in bold text. Community channels are marked with a small yellow house icon:
Tap on any community to see previous community posts, ordered by recent activity.
Tap Continue reading... to see the full post, along with any images, attachments and responses.
Create: Creating new stories, community posts and conversations
(We have a seperate help article for logging daily routines, including from the create button).
You can add new learning stories and observations from the create button:
Adding text, images, videos and learning tags to your story
The toolbar at the bottom of the story editor lets you switch between the types of content you can add:
Toolbar, left to right:
Images (select from recent images/videos, or take new photos/videos)
Background colour selector
View all photo albums (shown when image tool is selected)
To add images or video, select from the recent images shown, open the camera from the top of the images panel, or access all of your images from the Album icon (shown when the image tool is selected). Choose as many images as you like, and they’ll be added in the order selected. By default the images will be laid out side by side. If selecting an odd number, the first image will be larger.
Reorder your story content
Tap and hold on an image or text block to reposition it. A blue line will indicate where it will be placed. Position images side by side by dragging one image to the left or right of another one, or drag one above the other to make it bigger.
Saving, publishing or sending for approval
Your drafts will always be saved by default when you close your story. Depending on whether your stories can be published, need to be approved, or you’re approving someone else’s story, the top right action will Publish, Submit or Approve and publish the story.
If you lose your internet connection while working on a story, your draft will be saved on the device so work won’t be lost. Once you’re back online and in the app, it’ll save and sync, and you’ll then see it on any other devices. Note that if you edit an older version of the story on the web, before the version from the app has synced, it may be overwritten when your phone or iPad reconnects.
Create a new community post
Add new community posts from the Create/plus button:
To make your post an urgent announcement, click the three dots to the right of your post and select Notification settings:
Then select Post as urgent announcement.
Note: This feature may override parent's notification settings, and is intended for critical information only. For example, unexpected centre closures.
Start a new conversation
Add new conversations from the Create/plus button:
You can start a new conversation with other educators and/or family members by tapping the people icon. New conversations will then appear in your list on the left-hand side.
Note: If no family is listed, it may be that parent-teacher conversations are turned off at your service.
Activity: Stay up to date with the latest activity
The activity section includes updates about stories, community posts, conversations, planning, child notes, family moments, responses and invitations that relate to you. Tap on an update to view the full details.
Currently, this does not include updates about your educator portfolio, so this needs to be accessed through the website. Pull down on the activity feed to refresh and see new updates.
Me: Drafts, pending, your profile and switching between services and get help
Draft and pending stories
This is where you’ll find your draft and pending stories that you’ve created either on the web or in the app. To delete drafts, either tap the … icon on the story card to delete an individual story, or Edit in the top right to select multiple draft stories to delete.
If you belong to multiple services or centres with one account under the same email address, you can switch between them.
To change what service you are viewing, tap on the Me tab then from the left-hand menu tap on the Switch services button. This will provide you with options to select the service you would like to view.
Access the help centre from within the app, or tap Ask us a question to get in touch with the Storypark customer support team.