Traditionally communications from the classroom to the parent were done via notes sent home in a backpack, graded papers, and the dreaded report card. However, in today’s day and age, parents have gotten used to quicker means of communicating with the latest technology. They can order pizza, check health records, play games, and connect with family and friends in seconds all on their phones or computers. Why should they have to wait for a quarterly report card to know what their kids are doing in school?
Luckily for parents and teachers there are ways to use the latest technologies to communicate and share real time updates of classroom activities. The latest apps and programs go beyond simple emails and texts. The latest classroom to parent communication platforms are creating a positive culture in classrooms and schools by helping students learn important skills, sharing photos and videos with parents, and saving teacher’s valuable time.
ClassDojo is one of these new parent engagement tools. It is versatile. It works on iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, or any computer. It is also inclusive. It can translate messages into 35 different languages. Best of all it is, and always will be, free for teachers. That’s why it is used in 2 of 3 schools!
With ClassDojo teachers can create ground-up change when it comes to classroom communications. Parents, students, and teachers all know that they can safely and securely share information in a seamless way. Students are even empowered to share their work with their parents using the student-led portfolio feature. Students notice the positive changes in school when ClassDojo is introduced, and parents will too.
With new communication platforms like ClassDojo helping to create better communities within classrooms dinner table conversations everywhere are being enhanced. Rather than the same old “nothing” reply parents are used to when they ask their kids what they did that day they can create real engagement. A generic question soon becomes “Tell me about that awesome science project I saw you working on in ClassDojo.” By harnessing new technologies parents, students, and teachers come together to create a fully engaged learning environment.
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