Since 2011, ClassDojo has been providing a useful and secure service to parents with its innovative classroom app and communication platform. By bringing parents, teachers, and students together, valuable connections are established in an effort to provide ongoing communication and collaboration. Targeting non-English speaking parents, this app is used in approximately 90 percent of school districts nationwide and 180 countries around the globe. Because it is available in 35 different languages, its use and applications appeal to a broad demographic of parents desiring to form a connection with their children’s teachers.
In addition to providing a platform for parents to communicate with educators, the app also enables teachers to communicate with their students. This personal communication leads to the creation of a positive learning culture within the classroom, thus inspiring success and academic growth. The real-time data enables both students and parents to remain informed of current grades and progress towards goals.
One of the key initiatives of ClassDojo is to empower students to take ownership of their academic successes and failures. By delivering a myriad of academic data and teacher feedback and through the encouragement of open communication lines, students feel empowered to take control of their school journey. This revolutionary ground-up change appeals to educators because they can give the control back to the student.
Because ClassDojo is grounded in principles of trust, the creators of the app designed its framework to honor the trust of its users. In this regard, ClassDojo does not collect sensitive data such as gender, e-mail addresses, or social security numbers. The app is protective of its users, offering no third-party solicitations or collaborators. An innovative 12-month deletion policy erases all feedback after one year, offering another layer of privacy and security. ClassDojo is compatible with both iOS and Android devices and can be used on any device containing a web browser. The service is free for educators.