Class Dojo is an app that has revolutionized the way parents, students and teachers communicate. This app is free to download on smart devices. If you do not have a smart device you can also create an account online for free. Throughout the day the teacher can communicate with the parent about their child. This app also allows for photo and video sharing as well as a point system.
Students are able to create a dojo monster that is customized. Each student will receive points throughout the day. These points will reflect positive actions such as “one point for helping pick up spilled crayons” or a negative point such as “minus one point for forgetting homework” The child wants to strive to achieve one hundred percent each day. The parents can view this progress as the day progresses and then speak with their children after school. This application opens up conversations such as “I am very proud of you for helping clean up in class today” and the child can then converse about what happened. Another conversation that could occur may be “We worked hard on your homework last night, did you forget it at home?” This way your child is aware that you as a parent are aware of their daily activities.
Class Dojo is embracing summer break and utilizing their app service to keep parents engaged with their children throughout the long summer months. Each day Class Dojo is giving helpful summer tips or advice on outings and crafts that a family can participate in. These actions will keep the doors of communication open and continually allow families to bond. Roughly one out of eight families across the country utilizes the app and this new summer kindness program is embracing that outreach while promoting kindness and communication. Parents can still photo share with a child’s teacher until a new teacher is assigned to that student and parents can embrace the fun ideas that Class Dojo is sharing.