ClassDojo is a revolutionary communication platform that is building a connection between parents, teachers, and students. The thing that sets ClassDojo apart is the cofounders Liam Don and Sam Chaudhary. They were able to talk with teachers and educators, and listen to them to come up with this unique idea. They were quoted as asking educators, “what’s the worst part of teaching?” They embraced the idea of working with teachers, and as a result ClassDojo has become so popular that 2 in 3 schools now use it. One of the most amazing things about ClassDojo is that the amazing growth has happened because of word of mouth. The teachers that have used ClassDojo believe in it so much that they have shared it with other colleagues.
With ClassDojo parents are able to view posts from their student’s teachers. Teachers are able to not only post notes to parents, but also videos, photos, and even classwork. It is a real benefit for parents and students alike to be able to receive classwork right from ClassDojo. Parents can also private message their student’s teachers to help build strong communication between school and home. It is an amazing tool that keeps parents involved in the classroom culture, even though they cannot be there with their children. Another huge benefit to ClassDojo is that parents no longer have to wait until parent teacher conferences to see how their child is doing. They are able to see instantly. This means that parents and teachers can both work with students to assure they are receiving as much help as possible to succeed.
Parents aren’t the only ones to benefit from ClassDojo. The amazing resources offered also benefit teachers. Even if a teacher has not used ClassDojo before, there are a wide variety of resources available to help make the process easy. The ClassDojo website not only offers links to help teachers get started, but it also offers new ideas also. During my most recent visit the website offered a link to make an intro letter for parents, from teachers. This would help teachers, and offer them more time to dedicate to other tasks.
ClassDojo is responsible for creating a positive culture with classrooms and schools. It is the single best tool to keep parents in the know when it comes to their kid’s education.