ClassDojo is a platform where teachers, students, and parents combine their attention, skills and efforts to form a more workable situation for all. The plan is very simple in that when connecting teachers, parents, and students in a cooperative effort the result is a much better educational experience for all.
Some people have the idea that a perfect classroom must be created, but that is not the ideal situation nor will it ever be. There is no such thing as a “one size fits all” classroom because each student brings a unique challenge to the table. Teaching must be able to offer enough flexibility to offer a more open connection to students and that is where ClassDojo comes in.
With ClassDojo offers the ability for sharing of photos, messages and videos throughout the school day. The triad of students, teachers and parents actually become partners in seeing to it that the educational experience is shared by all on an ongoing basis.
For example, on a day where the class is putting on a play, a video of the play can be texted or emailed home to parents. Or a particular math lesson is in progress, so problems and quiz scores can be shared with parents. Fun things like music and art class can be shared as well.
Parents can interact with teachers if they have questions. Teachers can share announcements of upcoming events and classroom projects that could involve parents participation. And the list goes on and on.
ClassDojo is in active use in90% of Kindergarten through the 8th grade in the US and also in over 180 other countries. Two main themes of ClsasDojo, the Growth Mindset and Empathy for others have been exposed to 1 out of 3 students from ages 5 to 14 and it has been translated into over 35 languages.