Creating a positive culture with classrooms and schools can be achieved with some new and inspiring technology, apps and communication platforms. Teachers are utilizing apps which challenge children to become empowered and encourage a positive school community. One popular communication platform is Classdojo. This program can be logged into via a computer, tablet or laptop or the app can also be installed on smart devices.
Teachers who utilize Classdojo will often set up their account and then send out login and password information to parents and guardians who wish to also use Classdojo. This app encourages each student that a teacher has to earn positive dojo points. Parents can log in at any time and view daily updates. Updates may include positive dojos for performing certain tasks or negative dojos for areas that may need some improvement. These points open the doors of communication between parents, teachers and students. Parents can discuss positive or negative dojos after school with their children to understand the action behind the point.
Another popular feature of Classdojo is photo and video sharing. This is a safe sharing platform that allows teachers to share a small video clip from the day in the classroom. Pictures can also be shared from highlights of the day. This allows parents a peak into what their children are doing in class during the day. Parents and teachers can message back and forth via Classdojo and discuss anything related to the parents’ student.
Many schools have begun utilizing these communication platforms such as Classdojo as a way to include parents in their child’s daily school routine. Many edtech programs look to Classdojo as a success story that they also wish to achieve with other programs. These educational assistance programs are created to help serve a purpose in teachers, students and parents lives. Classdojo is currently used in 90% of schools and other programs are also gaining in popularity to become essential communication and learning tools.