The Value of ClassDojo

ClassDojo is an app that fosters communications between students, teachers, and parents. It is a dynamic platform where ideas, pictures, videos and other inspirational ideas can be shared. The idea is to bring a more collaborative experience to the classroom and provide more spontaneity to the educational process.

ClassDojo is currently being used in 90% of the schools in the United States in the K-8 grades and is also in use in over 180 countries. It is already translated and being used in over 35 different languages.

The result has been well accepted by teachers, students and parents as the culture in the classroom experience have been enhanced with more participation and a sense of teamwork. The ClassDojo app allows the sending of messages instantly without having to divulge phone numbers or email addresses.

A part of the ClassDojo app is called “Stories” which allows students to tell their own story, which is shared by parents. A timeline, a portfolio and what the student has learned connects everyone in the class and with faculty leaders. Included can be pictures, videos, and streaming information from the student’s school day.

Another part of the ClassDojo app covers “Big Ideas.” This module is designed to plug students into thinking big, yet helps to identify original content that helps to develop emotional and social skills. What does it take to have a big idea and complete it? What are the social and emotional costs in such ventures?

Teachers say that ClassDojo has helped them to understand the students better, parents like the hands-on communication, and the students like anything like this that allows them to explore and express themselves. Everyone has a stake in the process, and the outcomes are vibrant and informative to the participants.

Much is revealed when using ClassDojo, the good times and some not-so-good times, but there is always the opportunity to reward students for overcoming the hard times in the development of traits like perseverance and determination.

Teachers have been enthusiastic about how students become more focused and how parents enjoy the interaction that occurs. Overall, ClassDojo is a meaningful and results-oriented process that really works.

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