Since not many parents get to know what their kids do at school apart from just homework, ClassDojo intends to change all that by including Student Stories to its application. This new platform will allow students to share classwork activities such as poems and experiments through videos and photos with their parents.
Liam Don, the Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder of ClassDojo, told The 74 most students only share their homework activities with their parents while the other exciting activities are left out. Consequently, he expressed his hopes in boosting student learning, as dinner table interactions and conversations about school or class will increase.
Educators such as Stephanie Smith, a Roy Waldron fourth grade teacher, also indicated positive impacts of the Student Stories in an interview with The 74. According to her, the platform will enable students to archive as well as gain pride in their activities. Archiving their work will give students a chance to assess their growth.
Other educators such as Cindy Price asserted that the new tool will promote self-confidence among the students since it will trigger and increase a sense of pride in each of their activities in class. ClassDojo expects the new platform to gain enormous popularity among parents and teachers in comparison to its existing platforms such as Class Story and School Story.
ClassDojo is an education communication platform that has been garnering massive popularity in the academic or education sector, especially in the United States. A testament to this is fact is the current rating whereby 2 in 3 schools utilize the services of ClassDojo. This year, the platform reached a record of 85,000 schools in the US boasting of both private and public academic institutions. It makes it easier for teachers, parents and students to connect with each other in a bid to share the activities taking place at school. This is usually done through the sharing of messages, videos as well as pictures.
Apart from assisting teachers in implementing progressive ideas regarding education matters such as personalized learning, it has turned schools and class rooms into close-knit communities. Consequently, this has created a positive culture in schools and among students, which share the belief of improving education together. Apart from the impressive leadership qualities of the company’s leaders, it boasts of a team of educators, designers and engineers whose background can be traced from various companies such as Google, Airbnb, Dropbox, Y Combinator as well as charter and public schools.
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