Communication Platform: Class Dojo

ClassDojo is a forum that seeks to bring together students, teachers and parents. The platform was founded by Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don on June 1st 2011. It is currently been used in most parts of the United States and in other over 180 countries. It has been described as the perfect and best way to ensure that these three groups of people get to enjoy more time together. Its mission is all about reinventing classrooms. It’s about bringing a classroom feeling to parents, teachers and students wherever they are.

Teachers enjoy using ClassDojo since it enables them connect better with their students and also get a chance to engage with their parents. ClassDojo ensures that classrooms are made exciting. This in turn makes students very happy and positive which is very essential in any learning environment. One of the best things about ClassDojo is that it is led by a teacher. This ensures there is some order when using it. Parents are able to engage with students and teachers through instant messages which are private and announcements that ensure they are regularly updated about all school and class activities. In addition to this, parents also get the opportunity to have a feel of how the classes are through photographs.

ClassDojo is pretty efficient since parents can translate all the messages in any language they prefer thus enhancing understanding. ClassDojo is quite secure and has installed privacy measures that ensures its community is well protected. ClassDojo is made up of a team of professionals who have background in public and charter schools. ClassDojo is backed by investors such as Imagine K12/Y Combinator, General Catalyst, GSV, SV Angel, Reach Capital, SignalFire and others.

ClassDojo has been teaming up with Stanford’s Project for Education Research That Scales Center. The purpose of this partnership is produces animated videos that will be instrumental as teaching aids. The videos to be produced are, A Secret About the Brain, The Magic Of Mistakes, The Power of ‘Yet’, The Mysterious World of Neurons and Little by Little. Through this, students’ growth mindset can be really enhanced. Recently ClassDojo was able to raise $ 21 million that will be used for funding the development of schools through student activities. One can find more information about ClassDojo through its website and also through their social media pages Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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