Tag: Research

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Will implementing a digital documentation solution result in more parent engagement?

A new research study completed by Dr M.E. Picher on the use of a digital documentation technology (called Storypark) in Ontario’s kindergarten program shows that this technology had a positive impact on parents’ engagement in their children’s learning. The study,...

/ August 11, 2021

North America’s First Independent Assessment on the Impact of Digital Documentation in Full-day Kindergarten

The use of digital documentation in early childhood programs is becoming more and more commonplace throughout Canada and the U.S.   Many of these platforms talk about the benefits that they offer, but until recently, no known studies had been...

/ August 10, 2021

Are you considering a digital documentation solution but worried it will be too much extra work? See the research that proves otherwise.

Findings from a 2019 research study on the use of a digital documentation technology (called Storypark) in full-day kindergarten showed that, overall, workload did not increase for the educators who participated in the study. The research, which was done by...

/ August 5, 2021
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How does digital documentation help children directly?

It’s commonly understood that digital documentation can help educators and parents, but how does it help children directly?  A new research study by Dr. M.E. Picher on the use of a pedagogical documentation technology (called Storypark) showed that the online...

/ August 1, 2021

Does digital documentation replace face-to-face conversations between parents and educators?

Does digital documentation replace face-to-face conversations between parents and educators?  The answer may surprise you! New research completed out of the University of Toronto on the use of a digital documentation technology (called Storypark) has dispelled the common misconception that...

/ August 16, 2019

Storypark as a teaching and learning tool

Storypark as a teaching and learning tool in a curriculum and pedagogy unit in the Department of Educational Studies, Macquarie University. Dr Rebecca Andrews and Ms Paula Haalebos. The staff and second year early childhood students in the Department of...

/ October 11, 2018

The research behind family engagement in children’s learning

The impact parental involvement has on children’s learning is well documented. Researchers have evidence for the positive effects of parent involvement on children, families, and school when schools and parents continuously support and encourage the children’s learning and development. The...

/ July 5, 2017

What is the impact of Storypark for children, families and educators?

What we see: We surveyed our Storypark families to ensure we’re making an impact. We have been delighted with the responses: 97% of parents felt that Storypark has enabled them to be more involved in their child’s learning. 94% of...

/ February 13, 2017

Electronic portfolios in early childhood education: Parent-teacher communication

By Amanda Higgins A three paper thesis Submitted to the Victoria University of Wellington in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Education Victoria University of Wellington 2015 Abstract  Electronic portfolios (ePortfolios) are a new phenomenon...

/ February 17, 2016

92% of parents rated Storypark as easy to use

The results from the Storypark Parent Survey are out now! In December last year we conducted our first Storypark member survey. A big thank you to the many Storypark members who participated. I’m sure you will all be interested in...

/ February 26, 2014