ClassDojo – An Exercise in Education

ClassDojo was founded in San Francisco, CA in 2011 by Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don. Its founders wanted to create an app that connects students, parents, and teachers thereby creating an individual group focused on children’s education and behavior. Their goal was to inspire and create new content focused on the student. What they wanted to accomplish was creating an atmosphere of student focus with an emphasis on education, student behavior, and parent-teacher involvement.

If there was one word describes ClassDojo it is innovation. ClassDojo has received numerous awards from prestigious places like Forbes, TechCrunch, Newsweek, and Fast Company. ClassDojo is translated into over 35 languages and is used in over 90% of classrooms in the United States.

In the past, children have run home from school proud of an achievement they won in class. Now, mom, dad, and the student will all be there to “watch” via the ClassDojo App. Students and teachers can post videos, messages, and photos and mom and dad can participate in classroom activities in real time.

Since its creation, ClassDojo has been focused on bringing a positive and creative environment to the classroom. Students are encouraged for bravery and leadership and teachers can +1 their students while class is in session. Also, students can create their own digital portfolio. Beats waiting for Progress Reports and PTConference. Now parents can see what students are doing in the class day-to-day.

This app is great fun while encouraging positive input from the class.

There’s nothing since Sesame Street that made learning this fun.

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