One of the things educators are always looking to do would be to create a positive classroom environment. In their quest to create a positive culture with classrooms, schools, communities, and the world, many of them have discovered a host of exciting apps to connect their students to the outside world. One of these apps would be ClassDojo.
Needless to say, many of these Educators were pleased with how efficient ClassDojo actually is. It has increased in popularity, and is now used in almost every classroom in the United States. However, what most U.S. teachers do not realize is that it is actually used worldwide as well. Indeed, connecting classrooms is a breeze with the ClassDojo software.
Take David in Lagos, Nigeria and Stacy in suburban Illinois, for example. One of the things they quickly discovered was that even though they had 6000 miles of distance between them they still shared many common ideals and goals. David in Nigeria and Stacy in Illinois quickly realized they could use this as a teachable moment for their students. Both the students in Illinois and the students in Nigeria learned many things about each other. Most of all, through ClassDojo they learned about kindness and the power of community. This was all due to the fact that ClassDojo literally erased the 6,000 mile distance. Not to mention, both students learned an incredible amount about the differences in culture through this communication platform. Needless to say, this new communication medium opened up new discussions between both classrooms. For example, the Nigerian classroom did not understand why the American classroom were not wearing uniforms and the American schoolchildren wondered what kind of food the Nigerians would eat on a daily basis!
All of this was made possible by the app ClassDojo. Of course, this is what the engineers of ClassDojo and sought to accomplish in the first place. They wanted to create a technological medium that would not only create a positive culture, but what also be able to give students a voice, and encourage teamwork and communication between teachers, administrators, and parents. Although the jury is still out, it definitely appears that at least in the case of Stacy and David this medium has accomplished its goals!