Nobody likes having to go to parent teacher meetings. The parents have to find a babysitter, the teachers are so busy its difficult to give personal attention to each pair of parents, and there’s never enough time for kids to show off their work and be recognized for their achievements. The education space is ripe for innovation and ClassDojo is one of those companies that is ahead of the pack.
ClassDojo saw the opportunity in the advent of merging digital sharing and devices with learning and created Student Stories. Student Stories is a communication platform that connects students, parents, and teachers in an easily accessible community. This tool lets students and teachers record video or capture in a picture the achievements of the day and bring it home to easily share it with their parents. Instead of having to wait for their few minutes of time in a once in a semester meeting, now parents can see their child’s accomplishments in real time.
ClassDojo has solved many issues like not having the right device or forgetting your password (which has happened to everyone!) by creating a QR code based system. You just have to scan a QR code, add some tags to categorize it if you like, and once the teacher approves it, you are good to go. Teachers can easily give positive feedback to parents in real time for important achievements or skills like “active listening” or “sharing”. It enables private messaging from teachers to parents to make sure that key line of communication is there for the student.
Class Dojo is already a proven success with 2 in 3 schools already using it. By making it free for teachers ClassDojo is helping to create a community that can make positive changes and restore that lost connection between teachers and parents that is essential for students to get the most out of their education.
With more and more of a premium being placed on time, the best way to improve our schools is with a ground up change. Taking advantage of digital tools in a smart way is essential to empowering teachers and students so that we can get ahead in a busy world, and Student Stories does just that.