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Academy of Art University: A Day in the Life

Choosing a place to study that will be the perfect fit is one of the challenges that all students face. Pairing the end of high school with the sense of excitement and adventure has a nagging fear of choosing the wrong place. This makes you think, wouldn’t it be amazing if students could follow someone for a day or more at one of the colleges of their choice and actually get a feel for the people, campus, and overall atmosphere before you commit to going there?

Luckily, Sam Bear a student at the Academy of Art University, shared a typical day of study in the world of motion pictures and television. He was able to document everything that happens in a normal day of a student at the Academy of Art University. Sam starts by rising early at 9am in his room at the Commodore Dormitory to prepare himself for the day. The Commodore was built as a merchant seaman hotel in 1928 and is one of the 15 total residence facilities for the Academy of Art University.

Sam then takes part in 2 different classes in the School of Motion Pictures and Television. Each class is spaced far apart to make time for other college things like project collaborations, studying, and even relaxation. His first class, Production Design, begins at 11am. This is where the students are able to focus on a variety of things like props, sets, and even costumes. Classes like these give Sam the opportunity to share his work as well as be encouraged and challenged by his peers and professors. Sam is able to start building the relationships that will become crucial in his future career. At 3pm, he has a Directing Actors Class. This is a collaborative class that allows the students to work together.

Follow this link to learn more https://academyautomuseum.org/

How ClassDojo Is Helping Our Educational System

After first hearing about ClassDojo from my 10-year-olds 5th-grade teacher, I didn’t quite understand all the hype behind it. Being a mother of 4 children ages ranging from 18-years down to 4-years, and feeling like the educational system has gone downhill since my day, I began to read up on it and see what it’s all about. I have to say, this is one modern educational management app that definitely has taken the right direction in bridging the gap between educators, parents, and the students that they all teach.

For a long time, we as a culture didn’t cater properly to the needs of bridging the gaps between school and home.

  • The educators were complaining about the lack of involvement from parents.
  • The parents were complaining about not having any way to be extremely involved with their children’s education.
  • The children complained about being bored and education not being fun.

Well, ClassDojo was built with all of these needs in mind. And because of that, there are now educators, parents, and students all over the world that have the opportunity to communicate consistently with one another and streamline education across schools and homes. Students of all ages get to experience a fun educational environment at school with a great point system that can be utilized in school or at home with an in-app subscription for parents.

Whether you’re an educator or a parent looking for classroom management, ClassDojo is for you and your students.

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