ClassDojo is a smartphone app which allows an easy way for parents, teachers, and students to communicate with one another. Teachers can keep parents apprised of their student’s performance as well as what they are doing each day in class. It is now used in classrooms across both the United States and internationally.
In the app the student is given an avatar which looks like a googly-eyed monster. The app has a number of ways for the child to customize their avatar into one that is personalized for them. In the app they can also earn dojo points by performing well in class in a variety of ways such as academically as well as social development and general conduct.
One of the reasons that ClassDojo has become popular with teachers is that it saves them time. Rather than using the old-fashioned method of putting check marks on a board to keep students they can instead simply record it through the app. The app enables them to write text as well as take pictures and video to record the students work and conduct. They can use their phone right where they’re at instead of having to go to the classroom in order to check a mark.
One of the other big advantages of ClassDojo is that it makes it simple to share data. The app can automatically capture student behavior in the classroom which the teacher can then forward to parents via email. The reports created in this way can be managed on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.
Parents love ClassDojo because it keeps them in the know about what is going on in class much better than parent-teacher conferences can do. This can help parents guide their student’s behavior at home if they know there are issues going on at school while they are happening.