A blackboard and a piece of chalk are no longer needed in today’s classroom settings. From kindergarten all the way to graduate programs, classrooms are becoming heavily reliant on technology. Unlike in the previous years that cell phones and other mobile devices were perceived to be a problem in classroom settings, today, they are proving to be more beneficial. There are many apps that have proven to be very valuable in improving student’s learning experience both inside and outside classroom—and ClassDojo tops the list of such apps.
ClassDojo is an app created by Liam Don and Sam Chaudhary to allow students, teachers, and parents communicate and share information, pictures, and school events. Since its inception, the app has been adopted by 90 percent of US K-8 schools and in over 180 countries world-wide. Here are some of the top capabilities of the app:
Positive classroom cultureEncourage school valuesGiving students a VoiceSeamless sharing of moments with familiesVariety of language optionsPrivate messaging capabilities
- Positive classroom culture: the app allow students to grow by giving them positive feedbacks at a personal and group level
- Encourage school values: the app can be customized to bring good skills such as the Leader in Me, PBIS, and Three Be’s in classroom setting.
- Giving students a Voice: students have an opportunity to post some of their favorite photos, videos, and other graphics of their class work to their own class stories.
- Seamless sharing of moments with families: the app can also allow students to share their photos and videos of their class stories and other school events with their parents without sharing contact details.
- Variety of language options: Teachers, students, and parents can translate all the posts from one language to another with just a tap.
- Private messaging capabilities: students, parents, and teachers can easily share messages privately via the platform without the need to exchange contacts.
Put simply, the app is transforming education globally by helping students, teachers, and parents create implausible classroom settings—all by their own.