Fast Company the Technology Magazine has selected ClassDojo as one of its finalists for a prestigious award. The award is the Innovation by Design Award for the year 2016. Its purpose is to honor the company or product that creates an innovative and unique design that in some way disrupts our usual way of thinking about an established business problem. The herd of applicants was very large in the beginning. A total of 1,700 companies selected themselves for entry into the competition but out of only a handful ClassDojo rose to the top. Applicants came from 41 countries in all. This year is the most competitive pool of applicants yet.
The unique thing about ClassDojo is that it was a School Story feature and a Class Story feature. It can help teachers, parents and students to communicate with each other. Moments can be shared through the app that create engagement between everyone involved. ClassDojo is an amazing educational communication platform like nothing the world has yet seen. When a student chooses to share a story is uploaded into the cloud in real time and it can be viewed by the students no matter where they are so long as they have access to any desktop PC or mobile device.
One of Class Dojo’s talented designers, Monica Harvancik, says that there was a demand for a way to better connect parents to their children and the classroom teacher by creating a sense of shared community. Parents desire to be a part of their children’s special moments as much as possible and it creates a feeling of collaborative teamwork when they use ClassDojo. It only takes a few seconds for photos to be loaded into the stream and parents can use this to reinforce what their child learned in school. The Class Story feature of the app was well designed to make all of this happen as smoothly as possible. Monica said she felt honored that Fast Company had chosen to honor her team with a nomination for the prestigious award. She looks forward to innovating new ways to help students, parents, and teachers empower themselves for the learning process.
ClassDojo is a company that is fulfilling an urgent need. In 2 out of 3 schools in the US ClassDojo is already in use. It is an app with a global presence in nearly 200 countries all over the world and it aims to create a positive culture at schools and in classrooms.