There are many parents out there who are unable to take part in the activities of their children while they are in school. In the majority of cases, this is because of time related issues, and of course since active communication is something that’s never been very big while students are in school. This is becoming possible, however, with the use of Class Dojo, an educational platform that greatly increases the available communication between students, parents, and teachers. The overall goal is not to just improve communication though, it is also to reshape education for the better and build more positive and supporting schooling environments for all parties involved. This is important because students who feel left out, looked down on by their peers, or just lack confidence, will fail to do well when they are highly capable.
Liam Don, one of the founders of Class Dojo, got into working on the app in the hopes that it would potentially change education as a whole, for the better. By using this platform, teachers and students are able to post up pictures and videos as well as stories and notes. This allows for saving special moments by putting them onto the story board that can be seen all year.
The app also presents even greater opportunities for parents as well, since they no longer have to worry about lengthy conferences or finding the time to schedule a meeting with a teacher. With Class Dojo, parents can stay in direct contact with teachers at all times of the day, regardless of what they may have to do. Parents can check in on their children using the platform at any time of the day as well, to check in on their progress as well as behavior. This allows parents to also provide encouragements and feedback on what they are doing to build their confidence and discipline for doing their school activities.
Class Dojo only launched around 5 years ago, and it has since grown steadily and seen a great deal of praise an admiration among parents and teachers alike. After seeing so much success with the platform, Class Dojo was quick to keep up support and add features to make their app better, and they will continue to do so in the future while keeping the app free for everyone. With more than 2/3 of schools in the United States hopping on board with Class Dojo, the company has a mission to extend their platforms reach even further around the globe. spread their reach around the world.
Many teachers have highly perceived the ClassDojo’s Mindset tool by its exciting Persuasive research that has a significant influence on students’ view of themselves as self-centered in the learning environment towards enhancing of a growth mindset. According to Carol Dweck, Stanford psychology professor, the student does not like struggling to understand an idea, because that problem will cause them to have a different approach to learning, rather the learning should be digested into its simplest form that students mind can malleable.
This Growth Mindset learning process was introduced by Stanford University Students together with ClassDojo by unveiling students’ studies on Project for Education Research That Scales (PERTS). Focusing on Motivation and Resilience, the University decided to joins hands with ClasssDojo because of the number of teachers subscribed to ClassDojo. PERTS consist of animated video clips with characters in the play that closely looks like Mojo in Cast of Pixar’s, but the two characters in ClassDojo takes the center stage in the show. Dave Paunesku, the Executive Producer of PERTS, said the App targets the teachers understanding on how the clips bring about the growth of Mindset to the learners.
To ensure teachers fully understand how to disseminate learning from PERTS to students, ClassDojo offers an online tool that is embedded with lesson plans and practices that provide teachers with a guide on how to familiarize the mindset growth process to learners and kids. ClassDojo targets level 8th grade children especially kindergarten kids. PERTS application includes five series video animation of close-related growth mindset characters that many students are familiar with them.
Liam Don is the Founder of ClassDojo in the year 2011 that started out as Behavioral Management tool that monitored the activities of students and rewarded those came up with new skills. It developed into higher level education tools that offer effective communication that enables parents to get updates of classroom moments and student performance through sharing of photos and videos. Parents can also assist teachers from home in encouraging their child to participate in activities that they fear to attempt.
These features enable ClassDojo to be used by half of schools in the United States and by around 85,000 teachers in the U.S and over 180 teachers around the world. PERTS students are going to carry out a market survey to schools to ensure teachers understand the mindset tool before commissioning them to students. The study will enable ClassDojo in determining how students perceive PERTS and where necessary modification can ClassDojo rectify.
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