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Today, ClassDojo, one of the world’s fastest-growing education technology startups, is launching in Canada with language support for French and English, as well as 14 additional languages, including Spanish, German, and Chinese. Already, teachers and students in more than 120 countries are using ClassDojo in English; however, this launch marks the first time teachers within Canada can use ClassDojo in their native language to help develop their students’ behaviors and character strengths–like persistence, curiosity, creativity and hard work–that can improve both their academic–and lifetime–success.
ClassDojo is a web and mobile service for teachers to help them improve behavior with their students. It is extremely easy-to-use for teachers: they only need one device, such as a laptop or mobile device. All teachers need to do to is:
- Sign up at www.classdojo.com
- Add their class list
- Select the positive behaviors they want to develop
Teachers can then easily reinforce the selected behaviors by giving students feedback points in real time, using a laptop or mobile device. When feedback is given, a visual and auditory cue is triggered that notifies the student of their progress. These feedback points are automatically stored, analyzed, and collated into progress reports that teachers can share with other teachers, administrators, parents, and students.
Since its launch in July 2011, ClassDojo has become the world’s fastest growing education startup: in the past year alone, the company has gone from 3.5 to 17 million teachers and students using the service. The tool has seen viral success with teachers across the globe using, recommending, and sharing ClassDojo with other teachers; this growth is unprecedented in education technology and highlights the demand by teachers for a solution to behavioral development in their classrooms.
“Building positive behaviors is shown to improve a child’s academic and lifetime outcomes,” says ClassDojo co-founder, Sam Chaudhary. “Our goal is to help teachers address this ‘other half’ of education that goes beyond test scores, towards helping students build positive behaviors for learning and helping them become well-rounded individuals.”
ClassDojo’s co-founders, Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don – a former teacher and education technology PhD respectively – have been vocal about having teachers guide the company’s product development from the very start. In fact, the added language support was spearheaded by groups of teachers using ClassDojo internationally that were eager to translate the site into their native language. Today’s launch furthers ClassDojo’s mission to help students all over the world develop the behaviors and character strengths they need for academic and lifetime success, in and out of the classroom.
ClassDojo is a web and mobile classroom tool that helps teachers improve behavior and built positive learning habits and character strengths with their students. It is free for teachers. Find out more about ClassDojo here: www.classdojo.com.