After struggling to find a website that was what I wanted for the art room I sought out help to create what I wanted. The purpose of the site was to improve the triangle of community (parent/guardian, teacher and student) allowing for more opportunities to celebrate and build a stronger support for the student. We took great care to keep each students timeline private with access only allowed to the triangle.
The website was a simple idea, much like Instagram, it was a feed of pictures and comments. A text update feature was added to notify an update as well as the option to add notes (used mostly for lesson descriptions to keep parents/guardians informed and grade notifications) to everyone on a class list created a wonderful platform to celebrate the daily work happening in the art room.
The website is now down (due to cost). You can still get a feel and see the basic operations in these YouTube tutorials I created. YouTube Tutorials