When you think about parents and teachers communicating on behalf of the child it brings to mind those quarterly parent/teacher conferences where you really do not get much of a chance to talk as other parents are waiting, so as a parent you basically get a stripped down description of the last few months of the child’s education. This is all changing with the ClassDojo app. This app allows parents and teachers to communicate at any time through private text messaging and it also allows teachers to share photos and videos of the child so that parents can see their child at school and the classwork or projects they are working on. This app has opened the doors of communication between parents and teachers like they have never had before. Parents can feel confident in knowing that they are being updated on their child and they will also enjoy seeing their child interact at school.
Teachers and administrators can also post upcoming important events on the calendar section of the app that informs the parents of things they need to attend in the future. The parents will stay informed in this regard and make plans to attend events listed if able.
The students are also able to post photos and videos to their own personal digital portfolio that allows them to showcase all of their hard work so their parents can see. This is a confident booster for them as they have their work right there to view.
Class Dojo is now in approximately two-thirds of the classrooms all across the United States and that number is growing. This app bridges the gap in the communication lines between parents and teachers like never before and helps everyone to feel confident that the child’s education is on the forefront and that everyone is involved in their education. Parents can feel confident that any issues that need addressed will be directly sent to them and they can help their child with any problems they have in their work. Seeing their child in the classroom environment through photos and videos only helps the parents to feel more involved in their child’s education and thus able to help them more.