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Teachers spend a significant amount of their time managing student behavior but, they don’t have many tools to help them out.
Since launching last year, San Francisco-based ClassDojo has shown that game mechanics (and cutesy avatars) can go a long way in helping teachers not only keep their students on track but encourage positive behavioral skills.

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Test scores and academic performance get a lot of talk in education – and rightly so – but classroom learning isn’t just about ingesting information and mastering skills, it’s about developing habits of mind and building character. Teachers spend a significant amount of their time managing student behavior but, for the most part, they’ve had few tools to help them out.

Since launching last year, however, San Francisco-based ClassDojo has shown that game mechanics (and cutesy avatars) can go a long way in helping teachers not only keep their students on track but encourage positive behavioral skills. On Wednesday, the startup, which was part of education startup accelerator Imagine K12‘s first class, is announcing that it is officially launching out of beta and has raised $1.6 million in seed funding from top investors. The long list includes Paul Graham, co-founder of Y Combinator (it was a personal investment), Ron…

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“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand.” -------- Chinese Wisdom "Games are the most elevated form of investigation." -------- Albert Einstein
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