ClassDojo is a new form of technological development in the classroom, a behavior management tool that seeks to help teachers and parents engage hard to reach students and monitor their behaviors. ClassDojo as a behavior tool in such a way that each student creates a profile that has all their information and photo, then teachers post positive or negative points throughout their period in school. A teacher can thus operate the app from a computer, tablet or smartphone and whenever they update any information, a sound plays to alert the class.
The biggest advantage of the ClassDojo behavior management tool is the effect it has on students. Since students do not want negative points on their profile, they work hard to secure positive points in such a way; it helps them to improve their performance in school by being more focused. Parents are also noting a lot of improvements from their children because most of them are competing to secure positive points from their teachers. Another advantage of the tool is that parents can monitor the progress of their children without necessarily having to come to school and meet the teacher. This means that parents can follow the progress of their children any time of the day.
In a move that analysts say will change how parents and teachers conduct their meetings, ClassDojo raised more than $21 million of funding to create apps that connect teachers and parents. Teachers use such a platform as a way of communicating on the performance of the students to their parents, whether positive or negative.
ClassDojo is one of the many applications in the tech market that seek to keep schools and students’ parents connected. The connection between teachers and parents is significant since it helps the parents to determine how to discipline their children whenever they come on holidays. The collaboration that is enabled by the Class Dojo app has made many teachers include it in school programs. The application is free, and the company management points out that it does not intend to use it to make revenue out of its users shortly. The company also points out that any monetization for the company will be driven by the needs and wants of parents or teachers and not the interests of the company.
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