What is ClassDojo?
ClassDojo is a school communication platform that teachers, students, and families use every day to build close-knit communities by sharing what’s being learned in the classroom at home through photos, videos, and messages. Parents and teachers can communicate with each other with any questions and queries keeping lines of communication open efficiently, even during the school day. Dojos are handed out for wonderful work and contributions by the children throughout the year, which parents receive notifications about.
Stories are instantly updating streams of messages, pictures and videos similar to a Twitter-style timeline. Every class and school has their own Story, all of which are shared home with parents. School Story allows our teachers to share with all families connected to the school while Class Story allows our teachers to share with all families connected to their class.
Messages allow our teachers and parents to message each other, without needing to share phone numbers or contact details. Staff will respond to any messages from parents within 24 hours. Messages sent out of hours will not be seen by the teacher until the next working day.
Teachers use Class Dojo to promote positive behaviours in their classroom. Each child gets a monster avatar, and teachers can award Dojos for things such as staying on task, meeting a target, being kind or submitting brilliant homework. Our Dojos are also linked to our school values. Each child’s monsters can be customised from their account.
Each phase runs a dojo store which gives the children an opportunity to spend their hard earned green Dojo points. Every Friday, the children are able to come and spend their Dojo points if they wish. The children also have the option to save their points for bigger prizes.