The classroom is one of the most important places for young minds to grow and learn. Now, an innovative company has created a breakthrough platform which allows teachers to better engage with both students and parents. This platform, Classdojo, is creating community in classrooms across the country.
So what is Classdojo? It is an app that can be used to help teachers, parents and students communicate with each other through the use of various programs within the app. Known as an EdTech product, Classdojo is an innovative way for teachers to perform certain tasks such as assign homework, create random groups for breakout sessions or communicate specific instructions to individual students.
What makes Classdojo really stand out is the fact that the product was tested in actual classrooms and received feedback from teachers, parents, and students before a wide roll out of the product. Classdojo is a ground-up change in the way schools foster a sense of community in the classroom.
So how popular is Classdojo? As of 2018, 2 out of 3 classrooms use Classdojo in their everyday work. Now teachers can easily communicate with parents beyond the scheduled parent-teacher conferences. And students are able to express themselves on the digital platform with pictures and videos which can be shared to the rest of the class. Best of all, Classdojo helps bring everyone together is a positive environment.
Classdojo was co-founded by its current CEO Sam Chaudhary. Among the features available on Classdojo include the ability to translate messages into 30 different languages, the ability to share classroom moments with parents and the creation of “read receipts” which allow teachers to know which parents had read her messages.
From kindergarten to the eighth grade, Classdojo is transforming the classroom from a simple learning environment to a driver for positive culture in schools across the country. As more and more schools continue to integrate Classdojo into their classroom, millions of more students, teachers, and parents will have the opportunity to bring their educational community closer together.