ClassDojo is an ingenious behavior management tool for the classroom. It is an application that can be downloaded on both Android and IOS devices.
The teacher benefits by being able to store more data on each student. Each student has a profile. That profile is created by the teacher and can be amended and annotated at any given time, without losing original data input.
The student profile is created complete with their own avatar. Since ClassDojo is a behavior management tool, the teacher can assign positive and negative points (or ‘dojos’) throughout each given assignment. This information is then recorded on students’ profile so that it can be reviewed throughout the year.
ClassDojo is a communication app for the classroom that connects teachers, parents, and students. It is a good behavioral management application because good behavior and behavior that needs attention can be recorded in real time, as well as addressed. This saves the teacher from having to interrupt her teaching. The teacher can instantly message the child’s parent if needed. The teacher can also simply take away points from the student’s total points instantly as well.
Parents are encouraged to sign up with the App when school begins. The parent/s of each child is sent a ClassDojo Invitation. This invitation explains in detail how Class Dojo works. There is no requirement for the parent to come to the school to sign up. The App can be downloaded on any communication device such as cellphone, computer, or tablet. The teacher receives a confirmation once the parent has signed up. It’s just that simple.
Teachers, Parents, Principals, and School Leaders can communicate as a team together with this applications. They can cover discussions, messages, or alerts among the staff and any other educational related material that may need to be shared.