ClassDojo has introduced two critters named Mojo and Katie who appear in their own animated series. These two characters are teaching students, teachers, and parents about “growth mindset”. Growth mindset is the idea that over time students level of aptitude and their abilities are capable of being advanced and reinforced and are not inherently permanent.
ClassDojo which is based in San Francisco, California has released the first of five animated clips about growth mindset. The additional clips will entail discussion guides for teachers and parents to refer to on the subject. Clips will be released one per week and will be found on YouTube and ClassDojos’ “Big Ideas” website.
ClassDojo collaborated with Stanford University’s Project for Education Research That Scales (PERTS) to produce the videos and are using the animated critters to create a positive culture with classrooms and schools. 2 of 3 schools across the United States use ClassDojo in their classrooms and because of this the co-founder and Chief Product Officer Liam Don believes ClassDojo has the accessibility to deliver the underappreciated notions in education that they offer.
Though the concept of growth mindset has been around for a while the animated clips are a first for educational teachings for parents, students, and teachers alike and create a new communication platform. PERTS wants to convey that growth mindset is about how to maneuver efforts in learning and not just about getting goals met but how to go about doing so. Parents and teachers can find lesson plans and tools on how to help students enable a growth mindset. Some of this information will be available as well in ClassDojo’s animated clips. PERTS and ClassDojo are hoping the ground-up change in the way teachers and parents are able to make the growth mindset connection will leave students with a feeling of empowerment and success.
ClassDojo allows for teachers and students to better connect in the classroom and gives parents a closer look into their child’s education. ClassDojo provides a way for students to receive positive reinforcement using modern technology that allows teachers to customize the program to fit their classrooms needs. Teachers can use ClassDojo as a tool to encourage student and parent participation, classroom teamwork and many other things. Teachers and parents are able to easily view their students’ achievements online.
ClassDojo makes available text messages and photo messages between teachers and parents easy and provides receipts for teachers to allow them to know when parents have read their messages. Teachers are also able to make group messages to every parent at one time. ClassDojo works on iOS, Android, and on any computer making it super easy to access from anywhere making it convenient for all teachers, students, and parents.
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