When parents send their children off to school, they usually only know about what their child is doing based on what their child tells them at the end of the day, or from what they hear at parent-teacher conferences once or twice a year. If problems arise, they might receive an email, but they are generally disconnected from their child throughout the day and unaware of what is going on in the classroom. With technology being such a large part of life today, ClassDojo decided to use that technology to connect students, teachers and parents instead of allowing it to be a hindrance to communication.
What is ClassDojo? The simplest description of ClassDojo is that it is a communication app between students, teachers and parents. While this may sound pretty basic, ClassDojo goes far beyond the basics of texting or emails. ClassDojo allows parents to be hands on with their kids and teachers throughout the school day. It allows students and teachers to share photos, videos and messages throughout the day so that parents can be connected with their children’s education. Teachers can reward each child for their participation and positive actions in real time to boost their confidence.
ClassDojo wants to transform education, and it seems to be working. It is currently used in 80% of K-8 schools in the US. It has been translated into more than 35 languages and is being used in 180 countries across the world. ClassDojo isn’t just content with engaging children to grow in their education, but in helping them to develop social skills like empathy, work ethic and helpfulness. Students can lead in developing their own portfolios where they showcase their work and accomplishments digitally. Even principals and school leaders can participate in this easy to use app and help to build strong classrooms.