Happier Classrooms with ClassDojo

Creating a positive culture in classrooms is of the essence to the success of the students. Proper parent, teachers and student engagement create a community that supports learning. ClassDojo has been up to the task in facilitating connection and empowerment through suitable communication platforms. Recently, the company launched a new tool, which allows students to add videos and images to their portfolios and easily shares them with their families. The new parental engagement tool, Student Stories, will enable parents to follow along the learning of their child.

The tool is very efficient, as students do not require their own individual devices to add material to their stories. They also need not remember any login credentials, making it easy to use and operate. They are just required to scan a class QR code, and then add their material along with tags for other students they worked with on the projects. Students can also leave comments to their material. Before any content is sent home, teachers must review and approve all additions to student stories. Teachers can also utilize the tool to add material to individual student stories. The Class Dojo application is very responsive and can work on any device using any language. It also offers instant, private messaging.

Teachers have welcomingly adopted the tool into their classrooms to create student-centric classrooms. Students will now have a voice and be able to take charge of their learning. ClassDojo was founded in 2011 and has its headquarters in San Francisco, CA. It is simply an education technology application that helps parents, teachers, and students communicate effectively about school activities. The ClassDojo application is utilized to share snap, videos, and photos of learning material and projects, thereby facilitating communication between all the stakeholders throughout the entire school. ClassDojo, through facilitating connection, helps in building astonishing classroom communities.

Liam Don and Sam Chaudhary are the great minds behind ClassDojo. The education technology application strives to give communities of parents, students, and teachers to facilitate ground-up change in the teaching in every classroom in the world. In the United States of America, schools are increasingly adopting the ClassDojo application due to its benefits in learning. Noticeably, 2 in 3 schools use the education technology application in the US. Besides, the application is free for teachers in all schools nationwide. The ClassDojo communication platform gives encouragement and empowerment to students. This is through the provision of regular, positive feedback on their digital portfolios and class. The application is fully customizable and helps teachers reinforce their classroom and school values.
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Goettl Air Conditioning: The Good Guys Once Again


It is always nice when you are known as the good guys and as a company that does things the right way, the proper way, and takes their job seriously. People notice that, pay attention to it, appreciate it, and praise it. That is what is happening right at this very moment with Goettl Air Conditioning, and it is because of Ken Goodrich and his talented and dedicated staff. They believe in going above and beyond for their customers. They know, remember, and understand the state of the company back in 2012. It was ugly and that is putting it mildly. Things were not rosy, people were unhappy, from customers to the staff.

Goettl Building off Rock-solid Foundation

When you have bad morale, it can really do a number on a company and how people perceive it. As they say, sometimes perception can be reality. However, Ken Goodrich came in and he had big ideas and he wasted no time putting them to work. He hired a staff that shared a similar vision and mindset as him. He wanted people with excitement, passion, and people that were ready to work. He wanted people that had the same energy that he had, as energy can really be infectious for a company.

In only 18 months, the company went from 11 million dollars to 20 million dollars. Now, something like that doesn’t happen overnight and it doesn’t happen by pure luck. A lot of people like to use the word luck, but I’m not a believer in it. I believe you make your own luck and every good thing that happens to you is because you made it happen. No one handed it to you and it certainly wasn’t easy. Ken Goodrich and Goettl doesn’t like things to be done the easy way. It is much more rewarding for him for things are doing by rolling up your sleeves, getting to work, and putting in the extra hours, the extra time, and giving it everything that you have and then some.

We can safely say that Goettl Air Conditioning Repairmen are now the good guys once again and it is a title they can hold proudly. Trust me when I tell you, with Ken Goodrich at the helm and his employees, that is not a title they will be giving up any time soon. In fact, maybe one day they will be the great guys, which is taking it a step further.