The new school year means the next stages in a child’s learning and development. However, this year brings added dimensions in educational possibilities in school and outside of school. This is what the ClassDojo educational app provides, by allowing students, teachers and parents to assemble personalized learning itineraries, which students can follow and use to learn and create and with which all parties can convene and discuss a child’s progress in reaching learning objectives and goals. Students and teachers put together timelines based on the child’s interests and aspirations using the ClassDojo app.
Students can then create a portfolio of images, videos and documents along these timelines. This happens not only in class but during off-times where children spend most of their time and where they can make personal observations. Beyond basic skills, ClassDojo also encourages social and emotional skill building by emphasizing such topics as mindfulness, empathy and persistence in reaching goals. ClassDojo, developed by education advocates Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don, is also a communication device, which allows children to express their observations and posit questions that invite collaboration. ClassDojo can translate into more than 30 languages, addressing the barrier unfamiliarity with English for further generations of learners.