From the onset, the tool ClassDojo was meant to provide for behavior management. Today, the machine has grown to become a communication platform for teachers and parents for the two parties to exchange information on what goes on in the classroom. As such, ClassDojo helps provide an environment for a growth mindset.
Due to the success of the tool in helping link teachers, students and parents, ClassDojo intend to be further improved. “Stanford Project for Education Research Scales (PERTS) ” and ClassDojo are teaming up to produce five animated videos that would help to improve on growth mindset. Dave Paunesku, the PERTS director, is excited to know that the tool has done a lot regarding providing the growth mindset message.
In an interview with KQED News, he mentioned that the group is looking to find out how a day in the life of a teacher unfolds. Using this knowledge, they will easily manage to inform teachers on how these growth mindset messages help their students explicitly and implicitly. PERTS researchers know that with this knowledge acquired from the application of the ClassDojo videos, they will learn if they are changing levels of student engagements.
The five videos provided by ClassDojo are in sequence and include the following:
1. “A secret about the brain.”
2. “The magic of mistakes.”
3. “The power of ‘yet.’ ”
4. “The mysterious world of neurons.”
5. “Little by little.”
The co-founder of ClassDojo and chief product officer; Liam Don says that he appreciates that they are glad to have incorporated teacher input and used the feedback to improve better tools. There are teachers such as Jennifer Ellison have used the program, and she says she uses her learning experience when teaching computer classes to students at Phillips Elementary, in California. She finds ClassDojo to be an incredible tool. PERT will continue to see how messaging affects engagement for students to keep improving the product.
Essentially, is an instrument that helps create happier classrooms as well as a remarkable classroom community. Naturally, it is used in 2 out of 3 schools in the United States of America and is free for all teachers. ClassDojo provides an excellent platform for teaching staff, students and parents to enjoy amazing classroom moments. The motto for the platform is “Happier students, more content classes”. It ensures every moment is remarkable and memorable to the students.
ClassDojo provides for culture and skill building by helping the students to build necessary skills such as persistence and teamwork. Also, there is video and photo sharing. This way, your parents can be part of various classroom moments. In effect, teachers and students love it as it provides a positive classroom experience. For parents, teachers can send instant messages, announcements, photos, and videos that portray great classroom moments.
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