ClassDojo is an app that parents and teachers utilize to collaborate on their child’s education. Teachers can send pictures, texts, and information regarding important moments within the school day, and parents get to see exactly what their child is learning throughout the day with the use of ClassDojo. Through the use of the app, parents can be a part of their child’s every day experience at school. Parents are also given access to content that is original and useful in teaching important social-emotional skills their child could benefit from long term. The original video’s, Growth Mindset and Empathy, have been viewed by one in every three kids, between the ages of five and fourteen, in the US.
ClassDojo has a mission in place to transform the educational experience for families around the world. They would like to see their app being used in every classroom, so that teachers can easily connect with the parents of the children they are educating. ClassDojo doesn’t want to create an ideal classroom, but a place where parents can become informed and motivated by their child’s teacher to participate in their child’s learning. They believe good things can come from everyone working together for the educational benefit of the children.
Many teachers are already using the app to build relationships between their classroom instruction and the parents of the children they are interacting with and teaching every single day. ClassDojo is currently being used in over 180 countries, and 90 percent of K-8 schools in the US are using the app to connect with parents. Using the app worldwide is easy, because the app can be translated into most languages. The creators of ClassDojo have received many awards since creating the educational app, such as, the Education Innovation Award – 2011, 35 Most Innovative Apps of the Year – 2016, and many more.