Communicating throughout the school day ensure that parents receive consistent updates of what their children are experiencing and how they are behaving at school. ClassDojo is a tool that engages students and keeps parent updated. It is the easiest way for teachers to encourage their students and motivate positive behaviors while sharing best moments in school with parents. Students love positive energy from both parents and teachers, and they will often strive for Dojo points rewards.
Class Dojo can be used both as a website and as an app that is supported by versatile devices including Android and iOS devices. If you land on the main page, there is nice introductory video and summary of things you can do with ClassDojo. A teacher you can encourage students to track their progress, to parent you can send an announcement, images, and messages, which have read receipt to show who have seen the information.
Teachers use ClassDojo to schedule class activities and let them be known to parents and send photos and video to parent showing off students’ latest participation in class. Teacher customize ClassDojo to fit their classroom and reward students for things like teamwork, completing homework in time, arriving school on time, participating in class discussions or whatever benefits a teacher will like to see and impact in a classroom.
A simple thing like picture speaks thousands word, and a video millions words. Using ClassDojo parent will enjoy magical moments seeing children fully absorbed in classroom task such drawing, painting, reciting a poem, putting a project together or whatever a child is participating at to create excellence.
After an interview with Nottingham Primary School children, it was noted that students love ClassDojo for several reasons. Firstly, it is because they can Change their avatar and get Dojo Points for helping peers in the classroom, answer a question correctly, handle homework, showing to school on time, and the list was endless. One particular girl was very proud of getting Dojo points because when she gets home, she will get a “well done” from her parents. For this reason, she wanted to behave and do well even more.
ClassDojo was founded by Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don in 2011, the company has already raised $21 million which is used to grow their team and exploring more features and content that can be useful to parents, teachers, and students, not only at school but also at home.