Finding new resources to reach your students is something teachers are always on the lookout for. This is especially true for those working with children in grade school. Noticing this market in need, companies like ClassDojo have made themselves invaluable to public schools across the world.
ClassDojo has recently partnered up with Stanford University’s Project for Education Research That Scales (PERTS) to continue to provide essential materials to schools and teachers, and they’ve started with a small series of animations. This differs a bit from ClassDojo’s initial business platform was that of a niche social media platform. ClassDojo managed to give teachers the ability to report to parents on school responsibility, meetings and the behavioral and educational progress of their children. It was so successful that it’s been used in about 180 countries all over the world, and with this new endeavor they’re continuing to adapt technology for educational purposes.
Executive Director of PERTS, Dave Paunesku, guided the development of these animations and is intrigued by their intended purpose. With these videos, PERTS and ClassDojo hopes to help teachers extend the concept of mind growth to their young students by using these videos in connection with their lesson plans.
So far there are five complete animations, a few minutes a piece, translated in 40 different languages, and made available at no cost to the teachers who would like to use them. After being distributed to teachers, ClassDojo has experienced quite a bit of positive praise from teachers who have been using their animations in the classroom.
Part of their success is the core message of the series, which communicates to teacher and students that uniformity is not the sole option when educating children giving both teachers and students an excuse to embrace flexibility when approaching learning by using a student’s strengths to grasp new material rather than conforming to a set method of explanation.
Teachers have been quite receptive to the thought of expanded instructional methods, especially in the vein of mind growth. That it gives them the tools to go about individual instruction through a method that makes it possible without neglecting the needs of the other students has made teachers turn to ClassDojo for more in the series.
ClassDojo provides teachers and schools a communication platform that links them with parents to exchange information about their child’s scholastic achievements and behavior.
Due to its adaptability to technology, ClassDojo has become so successful that it has reached more than 180 countries and has been made available in dozens of languages.
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