ClassDojo has already completely changed the learning experience for children in todays day and age thanks to their brilliant idea of creating an application that connect parents, teachers and students. Children of today have their own cellphone at a very early age as this is how to stay connected in todays society. Therefore it was a natural progression for the cellphone or smart device to be incorporated into the learning experience. ClassDojo and its co-founder Liam Don have taken this one step further and come up with an improvement of the ClassDojo application called Student Stories.
Student Stories is an addition that allows students to share more videos and images from their class room learning experience. By simply recording themselves completing tasks or creating new things students can upload stories which can be immediately shared with parents. QR codes are scanned without the need of login information or a personalized device. Teachers can then ensure the stories are ready to be sent on home and can also post additional material if they see fit. The children can also tag their friends in their media as well as post comments like in existing social media platforms. ClassDojo is however more personalized and only directed at parents and those involved in the child’s learning experience.
Liam Don, ClassDojo’s co-founder said that the idea came from talking to parents and teachers on improvements that would like to be seen within the application. This was the same way they first came up with the idea of creating an educational application. Educational applications are very popular however non have revolutionized the learning experience quit like ClassDojo. More than two thirds of the United States school systems are already using the application and more will follow soon.
Creating a positive classroom culture was the number one focus of the creators of ClassDojo and is something they have achieved through the platform. The new addition of Student Stories will give students additional ownership over their work as well as provide parents with shared moments they might have never experienced otherwise.
The ClassDojo application can be loaded to most smartphones and tablets making it a very versatile application. It is free of charge for teachers willing to incorporate it in their teaching platform. If further features are required, a small fee is necessary. ClassDojo is creating a change.
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