ClassDojo is an app that can be used by students, parents, and teachers to use in classroom activities. Its purpose is to share what is going on so that everyone is aware of the student’s activities and for purposes of sharing. Items such as photos, messages, and videos can be shared.
Students receive valuable feedback from parents as they share projects and activities along through the day during their school hours. Teachers can share schedules and elicit feedback from parents, giving all three parties the opportunity to work together for the betterment of school activities.
ClassDojo is currently being used in 90 percent of schools in the United States as well as being in over 180 different countries. It is available all over the world in over 35 different languages. A full 20 percent of the ClassDojo development team has a teaching background and one out of three of students in the United States, ages 5 through 14 have learned about Empathy and Growth Mindset, two main principles of ClassDojo.
Empathy and Growth Mindset are two principles that ClassDojo uses to help build a positive culture among the students who use the system. Empathy teaches respect and concern for the situations that others find themselves. Appreciating the difficulties and successes of others helps students appreciate their own situations, showing that many difficulties can be overcome and become thankful for their own abilities and achievements.
Growth Mindset engenders a sense of purpose and helps students to strive to grow in abilities and learning experiences. When their successes are showcased through ClassDojo, it encourages them to continue to strive to get better at what they are doing and learning.
ClassDojo works on Android, Kindle Fire, and ioS devices which are furnished free to the students. They are designed to protect the privacy of the users, keeping everyone safe.
ClassDojo has received numerous awards from the NBC Today Show, Forbes, TechCrunch, Inc, Linkedin, and the Fast Company. The link between parents and the classroom is invaluable for parents to always know how their children are doing. Parents are notified instantly when grades are issued and new projects are introduced. It’s a great way for parents to be able to offer help to their children, based on current happening in class.