ClassDojo: Transforming Education

 

Communication is one of the key elements when it comes to educating children. Teachers, parents, and students all play key roles in the education process but oftentimes there is a disconnect. This is where ClassDojo steps in to help. ClassDojo is a communication app that was made specifically for the classroom. A simple search in the app store of any smart phone will find thousands upon thousands of educational apps focusing on math, science, history, etc. That is why ClassDojo is different.

When the topic of education is discussed, the conversation can take a variety of shapes. One of the key elements of education that is usually missing, however, is the correlation between effective communication in the classroom and the quality of education. Teachers must be able to effectively communicate with both students and parents or the process stalls. With ClassDojo, photos, videos, and messages can be sent and received throughout the day to create the ideal learning environment in any classroom.

Maybe the most overlooked relationship in the educational process is the relationship between a teacher and his/her students’ parents. A teacher is with a child for a few hours per day for 180 days per year while a parent is with their child for life. Too often in schools, parents and teachers do not work together. Teachers lack the time and medium to effectively communicate with parents while parents are only privy to their own children’s point of view. This can lead to misunderstandings and poor relationships if the two parties do not work together. This is the main strength of the ClassDojo app. ClassDojo provides an easy, quick, and constant medium for communication that the parent, teacher, and student can all utilize together. This increase in communication leads to the best environment for learning to take place.

ClassDojo Helps Teachers And Parents Properly Engage Students

ClassDojo is an educational platform designed for improving communication between students, teachers, and parents by taking advantage of this generations advancements in technology to create powerful learning tools. The days of teacher conferences and taking a note home from school are nearing an end, with the upgrade to digital tools.

ClassDojo first launched in 2011 as a way of improving students behave and encouraging them to become engaged in the classroom. Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don are the founders for ClassDojo, and they noticed that the majority of other learning apps already around were working on a reward based system, so they decided to make a platform that better connected parents and teachers together.

Just this year, ClassDojo has stated that there is a zero-point system in place that teacher can now give to their students for feedback. For some students, especially young children, negative feedback can end up hurting their overall learning abilities and confidence in the classroom. Without a working reward and point system like most other similar apps, students started improving more and feeling more valued in class.

ClassDojo helps students gain a sense of independence by being able to check their own progress. Today, the program is being used by every 2 out of 3 schools in the US, and within more than 180 other countries. Since launching, the app has been helping parents see exactly what is happening in their child’s classroom.

One of the biggest goals for the app is to create positive environments around school and the classroom as well as allowing teachers, parents, and students to stay better connected with each other even while they are not in school. ClassDojo wan’ts to encourage all students with positive feedback to build their confidence in their abilities and take the edge of the pressures of school.

With ClassDojo, parents, instructors, and students can all stay connected to build a stronger school community. Students are able to reap the most rewards from this program, with all the learning benefits and opportunities for encouraging their overall learning.
More than anything, ClassDojo is not just a simple learning app, it is a communication platform for education that brings all parties together to help students form a better mindset for growth and learning.

 

Read more about Class Dojo:

https://techcrunch.com/2016/04/15/classdojo-raises-21-million-for-app-to-make-parent-teacher-meetings-obsolete/

https://www.facebook.com/classdojo/