ClassDojo was created to assist every teacher in creating a fun and creative learning environment for their students. Their mission is to connect parents, teachers, and students and work with them to come up with more than just a one-size-fits-all curriculum. ClassDojo is an app that parents, teachers, and students can use to communicate with each other when it comes to their education. They can share videos, messages, and photos throughout the school day. This allows children to share the classroom experience with other students and parents. It’s a great tool to motivate parents to bring the same educational ideas into their homes.
Currently, ClassDojo is used in over 90% of K-8 schools in over 180 countries and the United States. The app can be translated into over 35 different languages. ClassDojo has made parents feel more connected than ever to their child’s classroom experience.
The messages portion of the app allows parents and teachers to instant message each other without having to share personal contact information. It has a “Quiet Hours” feature where teachers can set away times so their student’s parents are aware that they are not available. The “Stories” section is where updating streams of videos, and pictures are posted through the day. It is broken up into three different areas: students can create a portfolio or timeline under Student Stories, teachers can share will all families connected to their classroom under Class Story, and principals and other staff can share with families under School Story.
ClassDojo is all about creating ownership, creativity, and empathy within the classroom. Teachers around the world are using the app for different positive reasons. One used the technology to help motivate his community to rebuild an impoverished school. Another used the app to her advantage to promote empathy and kindness in her classroom. ClassDojo is making it easy for students to connect and make new friends based on their common interests. ClassDojo is a nonprofit organization that is focused on improving the public education system for children from preschool to high school.