How I Use It
Class Dojo is an amazing website/app that makes communication between teacher-students-parents so easy!!! Once parents and students create an account (so easy to do with generated handouts) they are able to access a class page that teachers can post news, pictures and videos. I post the homework, any upcoming events, and a video or picture of something we did that day. Parents love it! They can comment on posts also. There is even a tool for messaging an individual parent, or a group of parents and they can message the teacher also. Teachers/parents get an alert on their phone when any activity happens on the site. All posts can be easily translated with one click into many different languages. The behavior communication aspect of the site is what is really cool. Imagine notifying a parent about a students behavior the second it happens without making a phone call? And have a digital record of it? Students get points or lose points based on the behaviors that you easily designate. They recently started offering "Growth Mindset" videos to encourage a positive learning attitude. They are so engaging and great for parents to view also.
Class Dojo has made communicating with parents stress free! I have developed such a positive relationship with parents by using this website/app. Since Class Dojo, I find myself notifying parents of more positive behaviors, than negative. Students love that!