ClassDojo is an exciting new app that connects students, teachers, and parents and makes sharing school-day experiences a snap. This platform allows students and teachers to share photos, videos and other media with parents throughout the day so that children can let their parents see their day to day lives more than has ever been possible before. Children who are engaged with ClassDojo can bring their enthusiasm for learning home with them and share their successes with the entire family. ClassDojo is also a great way for siblings in different class levels to stay connected throughout the day.
Another great benefit of ClassDojo is the ability of teachers and parents to utilize real-time information in order to improve the overall learning experience of the students. The possibilities for creating a positive learning environment are virtually endless with badges and encouragement for positive behaviors such as helpfulness, attention and a positive attitude. Teachers are able to recognize student’s positive actions thereby strengthening the desired behavior.
Students are also able to create mixed media presentations to share with their teachers, parents and the entire class. With their online portfolio, students can let others know what they have been up to with photos, videos, and narrative posts. If the child has an interest in the classroom pet, for example, they can create, upload, and share their extra efforts in the subject matter. This will encourage a stronger involvement in the classroom and foster an environment of community and sharing between the pupils.
ClassDojo brings the entire family into the classroom and teachers no longer have to feel that they are operating in a vacuum. The parents are able to be more involved even if their daily work schedule prevents them from visiting the classroom. Check out ClassDojo’s fun and interactive website to learn more.