'Friends' feature added to DOODLE
4 January 2022 (by Darren Campbell (darrencampbell))
'Friends allows children to access the Newsfeed, Leaderboard and Secret Files within the platform.'
To access Friends, children just need to log in to Doodle, click/tap on the arrow icon in the top left-hand corner of the Learning Zone and select Friends.
From the Newsfeed, children can view a chronological list of their achievements in Doodle. These include:
Achieving a new high score in a game
Mastering a times table in DoodleTables
Reaching their weekly target (being in the green zone)
Achievements made by siblings will appear if they’re also registered under the same parent email address, while achievements of classmates will appear if a child has a school subscription and their teacher has turned on the newsfeed for their class.
Children can ‘like’ their friends’ achievements by pressing on the thumbs up icon to the right of their achievements.
Children can view the number of ‘likes’ they’ve received next to their accomplishments in the Newsfeed, but can’t view how many their peers have received.
From here, children can view the number of stars they've earned over the last week and their current streak.
Their siblings and classmates' progress will also appear here if they’re also registered under the same parent email address, while achievements of classmates will appear if a child has a school subscription and their teacher has turned on the newsfeed for their class.
From here, children can view their records, such as the total number of stars they've earned and their longest streak, and an image of their robot or passport collection in DoodleMaths and DoodleEnglish.