SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, ClassDojo announced it has been recognized as a finalist in Fast Company's 2016 Innovation by Design Awards, which honors the most innovative and disruptive design solutions to today's business problems.
This year's judging panel, which was comprised of the world's best design minds, selected the finalists from among 1,700 submissions in 41 countries and 11 categories -- the most ever in the program's five years.
ClassDojo was recognized for Class Story and School Story: a simple way for all teachers, students, and parents to communicate and share moments from the classroom. The "Stories" are accessible as an instantly updated stream of photos and videos which can be seen on any mobile device or desktop.
"What we've heard from parents and teachers is the ability to connect and share special classroom moments has made them feel like more of a team than ever before. And that those few seconds it takes to send a picture from class can lead to hours of conversation at home," said Monica Harvancik, designer at ClassDojo. "The design of Class Story and School Story was done to make this connection as seamless as possible. We couldn't be more excited to be recognized by Fast Company, as we keep working on ways to give teachers, parents, and students the power to create incredible classrooms."
All finalists are highlighted on the FastCoDesign.com website and in the October issue of the print magazine, which hits newsstands September 20, 2016.
For more information on ClassDojo, please visit https://www.classdojo.com/press/.
ClassDojo's mission is to give teachers, parents, and students the power to create incredible classrooms. Founded in 2011 and based in San Francisco, California, ClassDojo is a classroom communication app that helps students build social-emotional skills while creating a simple way for teachers, parents, and students to share what's happening during the school day through photos, videos, and messages. Today, over 2 in 3 schools in the U.S., as well as a further 180 countries, have joined ClassDojo. To learn more, visit: https://www.classdojo.com/ or Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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