There are many tech platforms out there working to change education, offering a place to share assignments, but what they often don’t address is the issue that’s most critical: communication.
ClassDojo was found in 2011 to address this critical need. It’s a place where teachers can share updates with parents about student progress. Kids also have an opportunity to build their own digital portfolios. They can post videos, add pictures, create journal entries, and make drawings.
The communication gets great reviews from parents and teachers alike for how it has completely revolutionized their schools. Too often, parents only get a glimpse of their students’ progress once a semester, in parent-teacher meetings, or when their student shares the occasional detail at the end of the day over dinner. ClassDojo makes a positive impact on classroom culture because it provides a communication platform for parents to stay engaged in their students’ lives. It also revolutionizes the teaching experience; for teachers, ClassDojo has made it easier than ever before to create a community with their fellow educators and school administrators. Teacher feedback continues to make the app better and better. It has been developed directly with educators and their needs in mind.
The communication platform also offers educators custom avatars, downloadable classroom decorations, and posters. ClassDojo connects teachers and parents, and empowers students to lead the learning process. It is so popular that approximately 2 in 3 K-8 schools in the US use it to streamline classroom communication.
ClassDojo has been recognized with multiple awards for its positive impact on classroom culture. In 2016, it was recognized by Fast Company in the Innovation by Design Awards and as one of the 35 Most Innovative Apps of the Year; and in 2017, Inc. Magazine recognized ClassDojo as one of the 25 Most Disruptive Companies.
On pinterest, ClassDojo shares updates on how the communication platform is getting better and better, with the ability to schedule messages, share “class story” cards with parents, and more.