SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, ClassDojo introduces video for Class Story, giving teachers and parents an easy way to share in the story of a child's day, and bridge the gap between school and home. From a playground game to a science experiment, a theatre performance or a class celebration, parents can now share in those special moments that need more than a photo to come to life.
"When teachers, parents, and students are able to share in the school experience, relationships grow, trust develops, and classrooms become real communities," said Liam Don, co-founder and Chief Product Officer at ClassDojo. "With video, teachers can easily bring the classroom to life, giving parents an even deeper feel for those amazing moments that make their child's day so special. We hope this brings parents, teachers, and students even closer together."
ClassDojo is a communication platform used in over over 50% of US schools, as well as a further 180 countries every day. Through open, positive, and frequent sharing, teachers, parents, and students are able to form deeper relationships that strengthen the tie between the school and home.
"I love being able to see my daughter learning with her friends," said Kim Angier, a parent in North Carolina. "School is the biggest part of her day and it means so much to feel like I'm part of it. I can't wait for video so I can experience these amazing moments with her that I might never otherwise see. I think it'll bring us even closer together."
Video also helps solve a growing issue in US schools: the language barrier. For the 22% of parents who don't speak English at home, the disconnect they feel with school can feel even greater. Together with "Translate," which lets parents instantly view any post in up to 35 languages, video will help ensure all families can be part of their child's day, no matter the language spoken at home.
"Most of the parents of my students do not speak English at home," said Jen Ellison, a teacher in California. "My students already cheered when they heard I could translate messages into Spanish. Video is an even more powerful way for me to engage parents who would otherwise be left out. I can't wait to see the reaction -- a video really is worth a million words!"
Teachers and parents who already use ClassDojo can begin sharing on video starting today by updating their ClassDojo app. Those new to the platform can get started by downloading ClassDojo for free from the iOS App Store or Google Play.
"We believe when teachers, parents and students work together as a community, they can change education from the ground up," said Liam Don, co-founder and Chief Product Officer of ClassDojo. "Video adds an even deeper layer of emotional communication that will further strengthen every classroom community."
ClassDojo's mission is to help communities of teachers, parents and students work together to transform education from the ground up, in every classroom in the world. Founded in 2011 and based in San Francisco, California, ClassDojo is a communication platform that creates a community inside and around every classroom. The company does this by helping teachers, parents, and students share moments from class more openly, frequently, and positively with each other. This includes sharing classroom activities, as well as skills students are building, using using photos, videos, and messages. Today, ClassDojo is used in over 1 in 2 US schools, as well as a further 180 countries. To learn more, visit: https://www.classdojo.com/ or Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.