ClassDojo- The Future of Education in Classrooms

Education and technology have never been more integrated than in today’s society. This has led to both positives and negatives within students’ lives, but now a new positive has emerged in the form of an app called “ClassDojo”. ClassDojo is an application that allows students, teachers, and parents to be more connected than ever before. It allows for the sharing of pictures, videos, and messages in order to effectively communicate classroom goals as well as activities that parents might not otherwise be able to experience. An example might be watching a video recorded by a teacher of your child playing at recess, or a child sharing an art project that they otherwise would not be able to take home. Most of these things would be shared through “stories” that would be continuously updated during the day for everyone to see. Through this type of communication, students are able to work with both their parents and teachers to effectively create a unique, digital classroom experience that is comfortable and rewarding. At the same time, teachers and parents can then monitor and interact with the classroom experience to ensure that students are learning important skills efficiently and effectively. They may also communicate directly through messages to discuss the students’ classroom goals, expectations, and experiences. By establishing this “triad of learning“, if you will, ClassDojo has gone beyond normal measures of classroom evaluation and given teachers the ability to digitally interact with students by giving them rewards or punishments for good or bad behavior, all under the eyes of their parents, such as extra or less homework for being persistent or paying attention in class. ClassDojo has already had an impact on countless students around the country and will certainly continue to do so.

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