As the need for a strong educational background continues to grow, more and more parents are looking for ways to become more involved in the classroom process. Unfortunately, the traditional educational system often makes the classroom and educational process less than transparent for parents as they not be able to get the information needed to stay on top of their kid’s education.
While the educational process has been hard to follow for some parents, a new application that has increased in usage dramatically over the past few years has brought an incredible amount of communication and transparency to the classroom. The latest application, which is called Class Dojo, is a tech app that can be accessed by any teacher, student, or parent in the world. The application has the goal of brining teachers, parents, and students closer together in an effort to ensure that everyone is aware of what is going on in the classroom on a daily basis.
All parties of the classroom on a regular basis can use the application. Teachers can use ClassDojo to post schedules and syllabuses, email parents, provide updates of what is going on, and give suggestions of how students and parents could continue the education from home. Parents can use the application to email teachers, read about what their kids are doing each day, and check grades and test scores. Students can use the application as a safe social network, to check their schedule, and even get help with homework.
The usage of ClassDojo has continued to increase dramatically over the past few years. It is estimated that over half of schools use Class Dojo, or a similar application and that the number of users will increase exponentially in the future. Because of the high usage and future demand, the application has received a lot of interest from investors. ClassDojo recently closed on a $21 million venture capital cash infusion, which will help them to further develop the application, market to a wider audience, and find other useful ways to enhance the classroom experience. Thus far, the company has completed a number of incubator programs and has raised over $31 million.
Positivity is something that many classrooms may actually be lacking when it comes to students and the way that they are treated and rewarded for the great things that they do. While many teachers begin with the attitude that they will be positive throughout their time of teaching, they may lose sight of that into the process of teaching different classes and different learning levels. It is important that these teachers find a way that they can create a more positive environment or their students, but it may be challenging for them to find the solution that works right for their classroom. Challenging, that is, until they find ClassDojo.
Without the use of a program or platform that is designed to reward good behavior and positive changes in the classroom, teachers may struggle to find what works for their own classroom. They may not be able to find solutions for their students and they may actually struggle to get the right type of learning environment in the classroom. It is very important that they give their students the best environment possible to ensure that they have the best opportunity for learning while they are a part of the classroom.
Unity in the classroom is another change that ClassDojo focuses on. It is something that is necessary for the students to have in order to feel comfortable with the class that they are in. Without the comfort that comes with a unified classroom, students may struggle to learn everything that they need to know. ClassDojo has worked to prove that students who are in a unified classroom will tend to learn better and will be more able to succeed when it comes to the tests and the projects that they must do in the classroom. ClassDojo creates the unity needed for success in the classroom.
With unity comes community and this means that students feel like they are truly a part of something. Some classroom communities may become so strong that they actually feel like they are a family instead of a classroom. These tend to be the best type of learning environments for students and even for teachers. Learning in school becomes less of a chore and more of a fun activity when all students are involved and they are all treated like they are part of something and are unified in togetherness. This is something that ClassDojo creates for classrooms.