Friends allows children to access the Newsfeed, Leaderboard and Secret Files.
To view Friends, log in to Doodle, press 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:
- Completing exercises
- 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.
They can also 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.
The newsfeed will always be active for parents, but events from siblings will only appear if they’ve been added under the same parent email address.
Teachers can turn off the newsfeed for the pupils in their class by following the steps below:
- Log in to the Teacher Dashboard
- Hover over Manage and select Students
- Select a student/s and press Friend settings
- Turn the Newsfeed toggle to off
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.