Gone are the days of parents asking their children what they learned in school today only to be answered with vague responses? There is no more helping children with homework and wondering what on earth their teacher was thinking when she gave the assignment. The tech boom has affected schools too; there’s an app for that. It is called ClassDojo and it allows teachers, parents, and students to keep in touch like never before.
ClassDojo is a communication app. It is used in over 180 countries and has been translated in more than 35 languages, allowing teachers and parents who speak different native languages to have a way to communicate with the touch of a screen. It is wildly popular in the United States, with about 90% of K-8 schools actively using it.
ClassDojo allows teachers and students to share files, photos, and videos that document the school day with parents. Students get to create their own personal profiles as well, so they can show off their favorite projects and proudest accomplishments to their families at the end of the day. Teachers can use the app to make class announcements to busy parents and even have a private messaging option for special or concerning matters.
In today’s society, there are so many parents who must work long hours. They don’t have the time to join the PTA or volunteer in their child’s classroom. ClassDojo finally gives them the opportunity to be involved too. Even if they don’t speak the same language, the parents will never be left out of what is going on in their child’s classroom. ClassDojo really helps families and teachers to be on the same team, creating a better learning experience and more consistency in children’s lives.