ClassDojo, The Gold Star Sticker has Gone Digital

Remember the chart on the classroom wall? You know, the one with everyone’s names that had the colorful star stickers. Well, those charts are a part of the past now, but if you are like me, old enough to remember them, you also remember the pride one gold star could give you! That sense of pride is the basis for ClassDojo. The wall charts were classroom based, and parents never got to see them except on parent-teacher nights. After raising $21 million dollars, ClassDojo has created an app that can be shared with the class, and parents as well. This creates a unique and important support system for the child.

Encouragement is crucial to a young child, especially since daily learning and interacting can be so frustrating. Even with attentive parents and teachers trying from both ends, it can get a bit chaotic for the child caught in the middle where communications tend to break down. Class Dojo understands that parents today face more time constraints than ever with both parents working. The app helps the parents keep up with their child’s daily progress without having to jostle schedules for meetings. Teachers can message mom with updates and progress, thereby bringing the child’s support full circle again!

Each child has their own portfolio to share anything they want! By using cute monsters as avatars, they emphasize the hard work the child does instead of focusing on their intelligence. Praise for hard work promotes more hard work. Simply trying something that seemed intimidating can earn the child points and a new brag for their portfolio. By focusing on this aspect, children are more comfortable, and it builds a positive culture within the class. Results through effort are more attainable than placing children under labels or groups. All the ‘cliques’ begin to melt away because everyone can try!

Although it started out as a teaching tool, it has continued to grow to include parents and children. The creators also envision a future in which parents can use the app to pay for field trips, lunches, or class pictures. How many of us have triple sealed an envelope with cash in it, then buried it so far at the bottom of our child’s backpack that the teacher has to go on a search and rescue mission to find it?

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ClassDojo Experience In The Education Sector

ClassDojo is a globally used app that is fostering education in a big way. Being developed by Sir Don and Chaudhary, ClassDojo was recently ranked as one of the most downloaded apps in the store. ClassDojo was initially used in the United States and later established in more than 100 countries. ClassDojo is the best experienced to share pictures, videos, images, and texts. ClassDojo application is used by the education stakeholders who involve the parents, teachers, and students.
ClassDojo has been empowering and facilitating a good relationship between the teachers and parents. ClassDojo is used in 2 in 3 schools ratio, where more users come from the public and the chartered sectors. In close association with the University of San Francisco, Chaudhary is working on a way to add icons and features to be used out of school. After the establishment of ClassDojo, teachers have been having a positive culture and experience with the students. ClassDojo Company is based in San Francisco, USA.
The application has been helping students and teachers to share beautiful moments experienced in the classroom. In the recent activities conducted by Chaudhary and Don, a release of a video was made to teachers, who gave the release a remarkable rating. Before Chaudhary and Don developed the app, they used to develop digital learning software. ClassDojo company executives are currently working with top notch investors in the education sector. Technological innovations are now playing a significant role in stabilizing the education sector.
Other investors who have contributed to the success of ClassDojo firm include Manoj Lamba, the marketing chief officer, Lindsay McKinley, the principal of communications, and Cannady Ben, who serves as the product research senior executive. In the past, conducting a meeting in the school was a massive task. Currently, the holding of messages is done at regular intervals by just sharing a few message texts and pictures. ClassDojo executives have been associating well with their technicians and engineers, a factor that has contributed to their success.
As at April 2016, ClassDojo Company has generated a funding of more than $21 million dollars. The primary objective of the company’s executives is laying a good foundation in the education sector where students can benefit with the school system. In the future, ClassDojo will comprise of a digital learning program. ClassDojo is working in association with top-ranked investors such as Taneja Hemant, Renata Quintini, and the General Catalyst Partners, who highly contributed in the generation of the $21 million dollars fund.

 

Read more about Class Dojo:

http://hechingerreport.org/organic-adoption-one-classroom-technology-leads-seamless-way-share-ideas/

 https://classdojo.zendesk.com

 https://www.youtube.com/user/classdojo

 

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