ClassDojo: Innovating Our Classrooms

Recently, the developers of the app have announced that $65 million dollars have been raised through funding. Funding began with the launch of a new product, Beyond School which gives parents the option of viewing how their child learns out of school. Being free of cost, ClassDojo’s funds come solely from donations and parents’ optional subscription to Beyond School. What students love the most about ClassDojo is the reward system it uses. For good behavior such as not talking during class, or raising a hand up to answer a question, students can receive a point which is reflected on their daily ClassDojo student profile. The parents have access to this and therefore can monitor how the child is progressing through the day. The teacher is also allowed to share photos or videos taken of the students during class by posting them on the class stream which can also be seen by parents.

As technology advances, classrooms have strayed further away from conventional methods of teaching such as using paper textbooks to more up-to-date ones such as online textbooks. With every classroom racing to keep up with the latest technology, ClassDojo is one app that has stayed in use for nearly nine years. Since its development in 2011, ClassDojo has been used by teachers near and far as a communication platform that connects teachers, parents, students, and creates a sense of community. Because of its efficiency and ease of use, ClassDojo usage can be found in 2 in 3 schools.

ClassDojo is meant to create a positive culture in classrooms and schools that make students actually want to attend. It is one of the first apps to innovate the way communication is done in and out of the classroom. Because of this, the developers hope it will continue to be successful as they undertake any new ventures in the future.

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