ClassDojo Unveils New System to Encourage Positive Behavior
One of the biggest challenges that parents face is finding time and ways to stay connected to their children’s education. Due to demanding work schedules, which now require parents to work more than ever before, many parents do not have the time to stay on top of their kids education by connecting with teachers. Thanks to a new application called Class Dojo, staying connected to your kid’s education is easier than ever before.
Class Dojo is a mobile phone and tablet application that allows parent, teachers, and students to stay connected throughout the school year. The application allows a teacher to post all necessary and pertinent information including test scores, class schedules, grades, and homework assignments. Teachers can also use the software to contact parents and give more detailed and personalized updates for each student in the class. The software has become so popular with educators and parents that it has gained the attention of venture capitalists, which have recently given a round of funding that valued it at over $20 million.
While the software was initially used as a way for parents and teachers to connect to each other on a more regular basis, it has quickly become a great way for teachers to provide rewards to students in the classroom. At participating schools a teacher is able to review a student on a daily or weekly basis and assess the student on a variety of metrics including behavior, effort, attention, success, and other factors. When applicable, a teacher is then able to give the student a grade or Dojo Point. Dojo Points can then be accumulated over time and then used by a student to redeem for special prizes.
While this system has been used primarily in elementary schools, there is likely application available that can be advanced to high schools and middle schools as well. Parents and teachers are looking for ways to encourage good behavior, continued effort, and academic success. Using a system such as ClassDojo will allow a student to not only receive the accolades, but track their progress in a more user-friendly manner than ever before.