ClassDojo is an educational technology company. It connects primary school teachers, students and families through communication features, such as a feed for photos and videos from the school day, and messaging that can be translated into more than 35 languages. To use ClassDojo, teachers register for a free account and create “classes” with their students. They can give students feedback for various skills in class. These are customizable, and teachers can change the skills to adapt to the needs of the class or of the school. Teachers have the option to post pictures and videos onto their class’s story, or to their school story. They can also message with families, receiving ‘read receipts’ to know when their messages have been read. Students do not need to download ClassDojo or create an account. If they choose to, they get an access code from the teacher; after creating an account, the students can customize their avatar, add photos and videos to their portfolio, and view the ‘Story’ for each of their classes. Families can also access ClassDojo when they are invited by their child’s teacher, and receive updates on what’s happening in school, view their whole class’s story and see a timeline of their own child’s experiences in the classroom through pictures and videos.
Types of use
Indicative use in the classroom
ClassDojo can be used by teachers to create online classes and provide students access to educational content they upload. Furthermore, they can hand out assignments to students and also involve parents by creating a communication channel with them.
· Free access: basic features available
· Paid plans: additional features available for the plus paid plan such as access to past years classes, detailed progress reports, etc.