What Is ClassDojo?
ClassDojo is a classroom empowerment platform that helps support positive behaviour. It is a way to help teachers connect with their students and their students’ parents like no other way before. Teachers, parents and, students can now track teamwork, hard work, persistence, creativity, and curiosity. With ClassDojo, it’s like a more personal and in-depth parent-teacher conference at your fingertips.
How Does It Benefit The Classroom?
Teachers can chart their students’ positive behavior by a point system. If the child is negative in the classroom he or she get points taken away. It can be updated in real-time and instantly connects teachers with their classroom and parents get updates as well. It’s accessible from any mobile device or by the website. Teachers can even project the chart of their classroom behavior on a big screen so that students can focus on being more positive. Teachers who’ve been using ClassDojo are seeing great results. They’re seeing more positive behaviour and less bullying.
Students can access their account and change avatars and track their behavior. They can also read their teacher’s comments on their account as well. It is a great way for them to encourage them to not only be more positive but for them to reach their full potential academically as well.
Parents can get a lot of benefits from ClassDojo as well. With real-time updates on how their children are doing and feeling, they can stay in touch with their kids’ teachers; they can truly be connected to their child’s progress in school.
Recently, an article was written about ClassDojo on EdSurge.com. It is about ClassDojo’s recent addition to their platform videos on growth mindset. The article talks about Mojo and Katie. They are the two animated stars of the ClassDojo produced videos. The shorts are produced to help teachers, students, and parents learn about the “growth mindset”.
The San Fransico-based startup has released 5 videos about the growth mindset. The growth mindset is the idea that our intelligence and abilities aren’t fixed at first, but they can be developed and strengthened over time. You can see all the videos on YouTube and on ClassDojo’s website.
ClassDojo teamed up with Stanford University’s Project for Education Research That Scales (PERTS). PERTS studies students’ motivation and resilience.
ClassDojo’s co-founder and Cheif Product Officer believes that ClassDojo believes they have the right channel to “spread great ideas in education that don’t get the traction they deserve”.
PERTS’s outreach efforts have only focused on teachers and parents. This is the first time they have reached out to students. There is an online toolkit that includes lesson plans and exercises on how teachers and parents can introduce the growth mindset process to students that PERTS offers. Some of ClassDojo’s animated videos will cover some of the strategies, which PERTS has advised and reviewed.
No money was exchanged between the ClassDojo and PERT partnership.
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