Technology That Enhances Education

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.

ClassDojo the App that Fosters Positive Behaviours and Culture Building

How would you teach in a dull and nagging class where all learners are sleeping? It was the same experience the teachers faced before the introduction of ClassDojo an App that develops amazing classroom culture. Teaching was a hard nut to break but with inventions of co-founders Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don, the students are happy thus leading to the more comfortable classroom. ClassDojo has built real skills like teamwork as they share ideas and persistence during practical.
Students love ClassDojo and anybody else who comes across the app loves it more. Timekeeping is vital, and ClassDojo saves teachers time wasted while correcting learners on their behaviors. The app works on the firm basis of fostering positive behaviors to the students as well as culture building. Teachers and parents should talk one on one matter that needs to be discussed to ensure the well-being of the kids.
Parents get instant messages that brief them privately on the performance and behavior of the learners directly from the child’s educator. Parents or guardians also enjoy seeing photos and videos made of thousand encouraging words. The app has got software that translates the send messages in up to 35 languages which parents can understand too. The animated videos contain characters which are familiar and educative to the learners, therefore, making classroom learning efficiently.
To motivate students, teachers should make ClassDojo a daily role to undertake in a school day. Consistency matters a lot when planning on how to issue homework points, regularity points as well as keeping a record of attendance. Teachers should practice democratic rights by allowing learners to vote freely on the rewards and prepare time for computer classes for the kids who don’t have computers at home. The app should focus on reinforcing good behaviors and bad behaviors set as helpful reminders, not punishments.
ClassDojo privacy is robust and protects parental consent for teachers to send complex information about student’s conduct. According to ClassDojo teachers who sign up for the kids should be vetted and certified to carry out the activity and not all teachers who download the app. If the parents are not happy with ClassDojo, they may ask the teacher or contact the company to remove the student’s data.

 

Learn more about ClassDojo:

http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/01/19/what-classdojo-monsters-can-teach-kids-about-growth-mindset/

https://classdojo.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/categories/200185275-For-teachers

 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/schoolboard/2016/05/10/if-you-want-to-improve-education-you-need-to-unscale-it/#568cbe9e351e