Parents and teachers have long relied on parent/teacher conferences as the ultimate way to communicate about the child’s education. These conferences are usually carried out quarterly and can feel like a lot of time passes between each one. The teacher has probably sent home notes and reports about the child’s performance, but the conference has been about face-to-face time where they can discuss the child together. ClassDojo is changing this to the extreme and in a greatly positive way. No longer do parents and teachers have to wait for this quarterly meeting to discuss the child and no longer does the parent have to feel left out of the child’s learning experience.
ClassDojo is an app that is now being used in approximately two-thirds of school all across the United States and is making it possible for parents and teachers to stay in touch throughout the school day by the teacher sending photos and videos to the parents on reports and projects the child is working on or just to pop in and show the child in their learning atmosphere. It also allows the parents and teachers to communicate by private message where other parents cannot see and opens the line of communication between parents and teachers like never before.
The child is also able to add photos and videos to their own personal portfolio in order to showcase their work for all to see. Parents can feel confident about helping their child at home with their work and knowing what areas need the most work without having to wait on parent/teacher conferences or rely on notes sent home by the teacher to do so. This help provide the child with an education that is carried over from the school into the home on the same day and reinforces their learning experience.
Class Dojo also has a calendar of events where teachers and administration from the school can add any information about events coming up in the future so that the parent will not miss out on anything. This is another ideal way to ensure that all messages are received and parents can make the proper arrangements in advance.
When it comes to a child’s education having everyone on the same page only enhances their learning experience and this app can certainly help provide that with ease. Technology has advanced to the point parents and teachers can reach out to each other just by text and that can only improve the child’s education.