ClassDojo

ClassDojo


4.5 / 5
282 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Teachers, school leaders, and families


Average Ratings

282 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native

Vendor Details

  • ClassDojo
  • www.classdojo.com

About ClassDojo

Software that encourages positive classroom behavior by awarding points for participation.


ClassDojo Features

  • Block Websites/Applications
  • Built in LMS
  • Collaboration Tools
  • For Classroom
  • For Labs
  • Internet Usage Monitoring
  • Real-time Chat
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Report Cards
  • Support Audio/Images/Video
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Transcripts
  • View Student Monitors

ClassDojo Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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Simple to integrate, powerful to use!

Jan 25, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Class Dojo is like a teacher's digital classroom management assistant! There's lots to love!

- First, it's free. Who doesn't like free?

- Next, it's extremely user-friendly. Within 15 minutes you can set-up and learn to navigate the features and layout. In just 5 more minutes, you can roll it out to your classroom. Teacher's are already lacking time, and the simplicity of this platform is wonderful.

- It's versatile! You can use it systematically as an everyday part of your lesson - managing and tracking behavior and learning data or you can use it for a much less intensive purpose like tracking time, adding audio cues for your students, keeping a scoreboard during a game, etc.

- Parents can link with their students to learn more. This creates a paperless communication system between the student and home.

- They've recently added a digital portfolio piece for students. I'm still new and exploring, but this looks to be a powerful addition that students/teachers could use for creating and sharing assignments (reducing paper). It seems to also have built-in features (activities), too. Excited to learn more!

- Last but not least, I suppose my favorite, yet simple, reason I love ClassDojo is that it just reminds me to be positive. I can focus on the positive I see in students and reward and reinforce their positive behavior.

Cons: This is not a con to ClassDojo, but just an observation - ClassDojo will not solve all of your classroom management issues. It is not a quick, easy fix, so don't view it that way. You have to carefully consider usage if you want this to be a main ingredient in your classroom. In that train of thought, it could cause students to act even more negatively because they're now able to gain a bigger audience and receive more attention. Once again, this is not a ClassDojo problem, I just want future users to be aware.

Overall: Positively rewarding and motivating students

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Great Tool for Entire School Staff

May 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I like that students/classes can be shared with other teachers. If a student does well in Art or has an issue in Music, that teacher can click on Dojo and either give or take away Dojo points from the student. You don't have to wait until the student returns to the classroom and try to find time to talk to the teacher about the issue. It is super quick and easy to use. Bring your ClassDojo up on a computer, iPad, cell phone, etc. and have it open and ready for use. When you need to give or add points, you can do so immediately. If I give a point to a student in my room, the teacher is automatically notified on her device with the point popping up on the student's icon. It's a great way to communicate not only between classrooms regarding shared students, but also with parents that sign up. It includes an email feature with parents that is super handy.

Cons: Sometimes it is a little tricky to set up the sharing of a classroom with other teachers. It would be nice to have more of a step by step set of directions to go along with Class Dojo. The directions are included, but it would be helpful if they were more concise and step by step and addressed each area.

Overall: It has helped behavior improve in my classroom tremendously. Students know that if I give or take a point, their teacher knows immediately. It's also a great way to communicate easily with parents. Most parents have a mobile phone and they tend to check their phones frequently. It is faster than email.

Excellent parent/teacher communication tool

Dec 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Classdojo helps me communicate more effectively with parents that I don't see often, and even the ones I do! It's set up like a social media site, making it easy and accessible to all parents. Via the app or the website, they can private message me. When this happens it will give me a notification on my phone, for exame "Joe will be arriving late today due to a doctor's appointment", and gives me the option to private message them as well.

Classdojo also allows me to leave messages on the main board about our day, or what the students are working on, which all the parents can view. The program keeps track of who's viewed what and gives the parent the option to like the post.

I had the parents sign a photo waver in the beginning and I am now able to post pictures of their child's day. Whether it's doing word work, or just being creative during art, I'm able to post a picture of their child doing something in class, which the parents wouldn't normally have access to.

There is also a daily points system for each child that is only accessible to that child's parent to give them an idea of how they behaved. I have chosen not to use this option myself, as I have young, special needs kids. This feature is simple to use and gives options for the points the children earn.

The best thing about Classdojo, in my opinion, is the ease of use. It's easy to use and keeps the parents informed of daily or weekly news, such as what happened, or what the kids were learning that day.

Cons: Once I printed out invitations for the class at the beginning of the year it was difficult to find where to print out new invitations for the two new students I got later in the year. Eventually I just sent the parents a link to accept via their email, which worked as well.

Overall: Classdojo helps my kids' parents feel connected to our class in spite of everyone's busy scheduals, which has opened up lines of communication that wouldn't have had the chance to develop as easily otherwise. Classdojo has made my life, and theirs, much more hassle free. I love Classdojo, and so do the parents!

Great communication tool for parents and school

Jul 16, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Very easy to use.. great way to communicate between teachers and parents

- Parents would love that teachers can post their kids pictures using the applications

- the points systems is especially good for lower grades students (unfortunately my kid's teachers just start using it in the beginning and never use since, maybe it's a troublesome system for teachers?)

- A great way to send last minutes communications, such as school closures due to weather

- good that they provide support for end users - parents as well. They did reply within 24 hours

Cons: One thing I really DON"T like is the lack of way to download the pictures posted. This is restricted on the app level. I actually opened a ticket with ClassDojo and they did replay and told me this was by design due to privacy issue (some other students might not like it)

However, I think the privacy concern should leave it with the teachers/schools. For example, my kid school has a strict policy to post ONLY pictures with my kid's face. Since it is a pictures with my kid face only, I should be able to download it myself. Another possible workaround is to let the teacher decide to allow download or not when they post the pictures. Again, I am not oppose to the privacy concern but I think this should leave it with the school to decide, which most schools is following strict policy like mine.

Overall: Overall, it's a good app and can cut away may phone calls to teachers , which definitely a plus for teachers themselves. The download feature should be open and leave it with the school to decide to allow download or not or decide to post pictures with other kids or not.

The greatest positive reinforcement for students

Mar 12, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: ClassDojo's software is user friendly for teachers. In my classroom, it is used as incentive for positive behaviors. I use it heavily when students are off task or loud, by giving other students Dojo points for being on task or quiet. It is reinforcement of others with tons of verbal recognition to desired behaviors in hopes to change the undesired behaviors from other students. Rarely do I use the option to take away points, but it is usually a large disappointment to my students. Because I'm only a Special Education classroom, we don't have parties for Dojo points like the regular education classrooms. But the points in my classroom affect their regular ed. rewards. The younger grades usually have class points and have parties, where as the upper elementary grades have an auction in my school. Their points get turned into fake money on auction day and students are encouraged to bring in goods to sell or buy.

Cons: My least favorite aspect is not concerning software, but that some parents would like photos of the class while others have declined permission to have their student's picture taken. It makes it rough trying to figure out who can be in a picture and who cannot. I enjoy talking with parents with live time updates on their student's behaviors, but I struggle with the picture aspect.

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Great communication tool and reward system!

Mar 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I can message teachers/parents and get an immediate response. I send and receive notifications about school events and activities. Teachers can post pictures of the students directly to parents when they are working on school activities. It's great to "see" what is going on in the classroom. The Dojo points is a great way to keep track of good behavior and behavior that needs work. No more sending notes home that you home the parent/teacher will see and read. You know they are getting the message with Class Dojo. The kids love to watch their Dojo points add up to earn rewards. It is not fun to see them lose points for bad behavior, but this helps them learn there are consequences to their actions.

Cons: As a parent, I cannot see their Dojo points. I see how they earn the points and how many points each behavior is worth. So many times my kids say, "Look at how many points I have now!" They are so proud of their work, but I cannot see it :(

Overall: It's a great way to communicate with teachers, parents and school administration. I get quick responses to questions, notifications on events, even important messages when school is closing for snow. I enjoy seeing my children in pictures that teachers take and post. Being able to check in on my child's behavior is important, good and bad. Class Dojo lets me see all these things and keeps me in direct communication with the school.

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Used Class Dojo in middle school classes for three years.

Feb 08, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: I know this tool is generally marketed for elementary classes and teachers, but I heard about it and thought I'd give it a try. I loved it! And the students (7th graders) responded well. So what are my favorite features? First, it's easy to use and set up in a class. You can literally roll it out to your class in 3 minutes. There is not a lot of behind the scenes work that goes into it. Second, it provides an instantaneous and digital method for positive reinforcement. Teaching middle schools requires reinforcement- ClassDojo helps me keep track of that and keeps me conscious of the fact that I need to reward positive behavior and effort. Third, students really get engaged. They like to be rewarded and compete, so I also use it as a scoreboard during activities or long-term projects. Last, I never made use of this feature, but there is a parent connection to, which creates a buy-in and awareness at home and keeps parents in the loop. I'm a big fan of using ClassDojo in a positive manner - not shaming students - but highlighting the good things I saw in the classroom.

Classdojo

Jan 08, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love the connection to parents and the portfolios for students to use. This is an amazing app for teachers. I love the positive behavior system. It has the consequence system built in too, but is so focused on the positive and keeps parents connected! I love the messaging system to communicate with parents as well as the storyboard to post pictures with parents.

Cons: I did not like the notifications for the portfolio being removed from access on the app after approval. They were on the app after approval in the story, so you could go and like and comment on them after approving them. You can no longer do this. I also do no like that customer support did not communicate with me after contacting them about this problem. I use this feature daily and it's now a struggle to use. Someone posted they dealt with the inquiry. They did not. I posted dissatisfied and reposted a question and still have not received help. Not sure what caused the change with this, usually customer service in the past has been great.

Overall: I have loved class dojo and used it for 7 years now! It gets better every year! I'd recommend it and do to my colleagues!

Easy to stay connected with parents

Oct 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Free! This is the best software to connect parents and teachers. Teachers already spend a lot of their own money on their classroom, so what's great about ClassDojo is their promise that ClassDojo will always stay free to teachers. It's easy to setup and can be customized for the individual teacher and class. Plus they continue to add awesome features.

Cons: When I first started using this software I was teaching overseas where English was not the first language. Allow the icons were very useful, it would have been helpful to have more customization of the behavior icons and students icons so that my students would have better understood when I added points to their character (all the girls wanted pink in their character but there was only so many pink characters). ClassDojo has added the ability to upload your own character but as a teacher I wouldn't have had time to upload the characters needed for my 7 different classes of 15-20 students.

Overall: This is an engaging platform that listens to teachers and implements solutions to help technology address needs that teachers have had for years. Not only does it help break down barriers between parents and teachers so that both are on the same page about what is happening in the classroom. They have also added a toolkit with options like random student selector and group maker. These are not essential to the ClassDojo platform, but it adds great value to the teacher who have already spent the time uploading their class information into this system. There is a lot of software out there that is supposed to help teachers, but this is one of the most comprehensive software packages I've seen--and it's FREE!

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Classdojo for Teachers and Pupils

May 01, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: ClassDojo is a very user-friendly application for teachers. I would say that it is suitable for lower grades 1-4. Teachers can award or deduct points to their students for both positive and negative reinforcement. One of the great features is the messaging board where teachers can send instant messages home to parents or share photos of what they are doing in class. These messages are confined to only the parent of the child and no other message posts or responses from the parent can be seen by other parents. There is also sounds allocated to the awarding of positive or negative behaviour that makes students perk up and check their own behaviours. I also love the animated video clips by the ClassDojo characters that teach students things like growth mindset.

Cons: As a grade 6 teacher, I find that the avatars for this application are more suitable for younger grades as upper elementary/middle school pupils are too cool for this look.

Overall: Overall, ClassDojo is a complete package for lower elementary students and teachers. User-friendly with so many features to enhance and modify class behaviours.

Son's teacher told me to download

Jan 23, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: While meeting my son's teacher she informed of this app. I was told it was a form of communication between she and I and to see what they do during the day while in class. I went through the app and there was not much to it, I could see pictures of daily class duties. I could leave a comment on posts and could see an alert when another parent liked or added a comment to the same post. I would leave rep messages when my phone was off or to change my son's transportation home from bus to car or vice versa. This function was helpful as long as she was in class or near her phone. One time I left her a message and she didn't check it and respond until two days later. I could see his daily progress, whether his color changed for bad behavior.

Cons: I had no problems with the app's functions. I wish it had mini games or some sort of activities for the kids to complete, but it was OK. It served up to its purpose, which was a way to see what your child does during class and communicate with the teacher.

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Dynamic Teaching with ClassDojo

Jul 16, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: What I liked most about ClassDojo is that it is an engaging, interactive classroom management tool for elementary school teachers. It is a convenient, multipurpose software with a toolkit of features designed to support teachers in the classroom. It not only allows teachers to reward students for positive behaviors, but it also includes a digital portfolio for students to showcase their work. Additionally, I love that this software enhances parent-teacher communication by enabling teachers to message parents and keep in contact with each other, especially about students' progress and daily classroom happenings. Finally, it is free software!

Cons: What I liked least about this software is that it is suitable for younger students and may be immature for high school students. Additionally, it focuses heavily on a reward-punishment points system that encourages extrinsic rather than intrinsic behaviors. Also, it may not always be feasible to be on the application constantly to reward or punish students with the points system. Furthermore, it does not sufficiently track learning other than the digital portfolios feature.

Overall: Overall, I loved using ClassDojo as a fourth-grade English and History teacher to manage the classroom and utilize other tools to enhance the learning environment. The students enjoyed using ClassDojo because of the engaging monsters and the ability to receive positive points for their behaviors, such as staying on task or helping another student.

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Enriching your students' education

Apr 25, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: ClassDojo is an excellent application which gather teachers, students and parents in one friendly environment. Teachers can create virtual class, assign task and give scores to the students. They can also send reports, photos and messages to parents through the message service. ClassDojo's interface is similar to a social media, thus familiar to everyone.

ClassDojo has made it possible for teachers, students and parents to communicate in positive online environment. This environment will connect school activities with parental guidance at home, increasing the parental engagement on the students' education process.

Cons: It would be great if ClassDojo allows users to determine custom size for their graphics/photos. At this moment, most of the graphics in ClassDojo required to be square-sized.

Overall: I use ClassDojo on the parent side of this application. ClassDojo has helped me in catching up with my child's education process. While I'd love to sit down and talk about my child's daily activities, that is something not interesting to do for my child. With ClassDojo, I can get the latest updates, photos, scores etc from his daily activities and we spend family times doing things my child love the most: playing board games.

Classdojo for a 1st grade classroom

Jul 06, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
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Pros: I love that it is user friendly, both for students and parents. I can use this software to communicate with parents and it is keeps a digital record of all conversations. I can make announcement and create reminders for parents. After the message is sent out, I can see who has read the renouncement and who I still need to contact. Students can customize their avatars to make it feel more personalized. The parents can see how their child is doing instantly. This helps them to reward and reinforce postie behaviors at home.

Cons: The app only works with up to date devices. I work in a low income school, and some parents do not have the latest devices and/or cannot update. It feels like they are excluded from the conversation.

Overall: I have used Classdojo for 3 years now, and would recommend it! It brings parents into the conversation and makes communication easier and more efficient. Students can track their behaviors and physically see the benefits of good behavior.

Class Dojo makes teacher communication easy, efficient and secure

Feb 18, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Class Dojo is a versatile platform that makes communication from teachers to parents and caregivers easy and efficient. As a parent user, I love Class Dojo for the quick updates I see from teachers throughout the day or week, as they frequently post pictures of what is happening in the classroom. Only those with an access code can see the updates. Teachers can easily communicate with the whole cohort of parents, as well as individually with parents; I receive opted to receive updates every time grades are entered (notifications can be turned off), and there is also a way to send and receive individual messages with any of the student's teachers. If there are multiple children in the family, all of their reports, teachers, pictures and classes can be listed under one account. Class Dojo is a one-stop shop for a parent or caregiver who wants to keep up with what is happening with their student.

Cons: Honestly, I haven't found anything lacking for my purposes with this app.

Overall: Overall, my experience with Class Dojo has been excellent. I highly recommend it to anyone who's school system utilizes it, as it makes communication with busy teachers seamless and trackable. I also appreciate being able to look back at pictures, records, and past communication, all in one place. Teachers have used this platform to communicate class announcements, requests and updates; as a parent, I have used it to send individual messages to teachers and to keep up with grades. Class Dojo makes it easy to be in the loop.

Excellent communication tool for parents!

May 07, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: My daughter's teachers have used Class Dojo for the last 3 years and it's wonderful. We get daily updates on what they're learning in class, and we have a direct messaging route whenever we have questions/concerns. Class Dojo allows the teachers to post photos of projects and events at the school as well so we get a much clearer picture of what's going on at the school during the day.

*Parent's have to be invited to view their individual student's class as well, so the messages and updates are all secure and private. If a parent prefers not to have their student's pictures posted they can also opt out with their teacher and arrange that as well.

Cons: Student reports only go back one week. It would be great if they were saved in the app for a little longer, perhaps a month. I have no other complaints beyond this though, it's a wonderful tool for parents and teachers alike.

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Parental Involvement Is Important

Apr 08, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This program is great at helping to connect with parents, and provide a way for students to show case their work and positive behaviour. There are some neat tools that have been added that allow for teachers to randomly pick people or generate groups, do attendance, set timers and set goals. They now allow students to join your class using their Google accounts which makes it a lot easier than before when you had to scan the QR code or enter a text code.

Cons: Now that they have adding the signing in with Google, everything is AWESOME!

Overall: I have used ClassDojo for the past few years. Even my grade 10 students were excited when I was able to carry over their classroom from grade 8 this year. Since I am in a small school, the chances of me having a group of kids for more than one year/one course is high. I just need to get more of my colleagues on board, so that we can share highlights with all parents and teachers.

4th and 5th Grade Dojo

Nov 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: This is a great product that I switch in and out of through out the year. You walk around with your phone or iPad and you can quickly award or penalize students. In a matter of a click or two. It really is easy to use and gives a great edge to classroom management. I have seen teachers have their data always displayed on their smart board to show where kids are. I personally have it opened on my computer so when I do reward or penalize the sound that goes with each is put over the speakers in my room.

Cons: I like Dojo for what it started as. Like most products it seems to be trying to be more than it was intended to be. It is trying to be an all in one connection to parents and lessons etc. I hope it stays simple as it tries to be bigger.

Overall: Great experience. It is easy to use, and easy for students to understand.

Perfect for Classroom Management!!

Jul 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I have used this software for over three years and it has continue to help me each year as a teacher. Even being a teacher who lives abroad, students still respond well to ClassDojo. I love that I can use my phone to give points through the app and the response on the website. So even while I'm teaching, I can easily pull my phone out and give or take Dojo points. I also like the connections I can make with parents through ClassDojo.

Cons: One thing I would like to see changed about this service is having the groups and individuals on the same page and not have to change between screens. I would also like to continue playing the music while i. A different windo on ClassDojo. They could create a small music player on the corner of the screen so it doesn't go away when you need to do other things.

AMAZING

May 30, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Class Dojo has been wonderful! My mother and I are both involved with my younger brother's health and education. We can both see messages from his teacher, quickly send her a message as needed, and we know we're not interfering with the classroom. His teacher stays signed in after class hours as well so if we've needed clarification on homework expectations we can get an answer within minutes.

The school posts a ton of photos of school events, as well as notifications about upcoming events so we're always in the loop.

For the summer there's a subscription option as well to get the kids involved outside of school. We haven't tried it out yet but it looks pretty great- can set goals for the kids and they get reminders and rewards for completing them.

Cons: I wish the additional features weren't a charged subscription, we have a ton of extra charges already, but that's really the only negative part we've encountered.

I can't imagine teaching without ClassDojo

Jun 11, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I love that this program allows me to stay in touch with parents without giving out my cell phone number. I am able to share pictures and information with my classroom parents. I also love that I can encourage positive student behavior with unlimited positive feedback and points.

Cons: There have been a few times that the internet caused this program to not work properly. I do not think it was the program. Other than that this program is fabulous.

Overall: This program is my discipline program for my classroom. It is my communication with parents. It is my documentation of parent communication and student behavior logs. It is fabulous. My students love that I can download any photo of a character they love online and make that their Class Dojo character. We have used Fortnite characters, LOL Doll characters, Emoji's and Harry Potter. The possibilities are endless.

ClassDojo Review

Mar 21, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I love Class Dojo! This is such a fabulous product. I love how simple it is to use and how much the kids enjoy it. I love that the students can customize their own avatar to be whatever they want. I like how you can communicate with the parents through Dojo. It is like sending them a text message, which makes it easy for the parents to read and to understand. I love how you can add and take away points from those being awesome and from those being a off task. It has a ton of benefits and just is a great class management tool.

Cons: I do not have any dislikes about this software.

Overall: It has helped in producing my class management. My class can see their names on the board and understand that they are being held accountable for their actions. It is fantastic.

Class Dojo is a perfect tool!

Oct 11, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: The Dojo point reward ringtone! Staying in touch with the parents! The helpful activity suggestions! Synchronization from mobile to laptop and desktop with a login! The tracking and recording both positive and negative behaviors I really like, and students know that parents can be notified not only by phone, but instantaneously by Class Dojo messenger! Love this software!

Cons: Would be nice if a seating chart was available, especially when I sub because learning names is a little challenging. Would also be nice to see an integration with the students where the students can log in and see private messages from the teacher instead of being pointed out in front of the class - which sometimes encourages negative behavior.

Fun for you and the students!

Jul 16, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: ClassDojo is free for teachers! There is no extra purchases that need to be done. It can be used on the computer or on a iPad. You can also communicate with parents through the program. You can text them pictures and messages and they can respond. With some parents, this is easier than email or a phone call to get in contact with them. And it saves everything ever sent.

Cons: You have to reward students all the time and have the program up daily. Once you start, you can not stop.

Overall: Teachers upload there class roster and assign each student Dojo character. Throughout the class, the teacher can add points to each character or a group of characters. When assigning points, it makes a nice little sound that the students like. Students than can compete with each other or other groups to see who gets the most points. I had one student who was a behavior problem but she loved to add points. I allowed her to be the point giver and she was no longer a class distraction.

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Fun and engaging way to keep track of student behavior.

May 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I liked using ClassDojo in my classroom as well as for piano lessons. In both cases, I only awarded positive points, never negative - per my teaching philosophy. In my classroom, students received points for participating in conversations, being helpful, as well as respectful and responsible. For piano lessons, I gave points for practicing, bringing their necessary materials, and playing with the correct style required for the piece. In both cases I was very pleased with ClassDojo.

Cons: When using ClassDojo it highlights behavior - positive or negative. Depending on how you use it, it can make students stand out in a negative way.

Overall: ClassDojo was an effective way to track behavior and give incentives to continue.

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VIPKID Teacher using Class Dojo!

Jun 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I loved class dojo when I taught in traditional classroom and I still love it with online teaching with VIPKID. It is helpful to track student behavior. I use it in my online classroom to keep my feedback and info about each student.

Cons: When I was in the traditional classroom, I would have liked being able to share my class roster and behaviors with other teachers. When my students went to PE or Art class, the teacher could pull my students up without logging into my account to change their behavior as needed. Just a suggestion.

Overall: Class Dojo is very easy to use and learn. It is fun for students and appealing to the user as well. I enjoy using it daily in my online classroom and I liked having it in my brick and mortar class too.

Loved this software!

Jul 16, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: So I used to have two stepsons, I was the one in charge of contacting teachers and keeping in touch with the school for them. When my older one went into second grade, his teacher asked me to download class dojo. I gotta tell you - this was a game changer! So easy to get in touch with his teacher, and stay on top of his progress/issues. I was able to actually see his work, and I always knew when he had homework so he couldn't get out of it! Every parent should use DOJO along with their children's teachers!! I gotta say though - I'm so glad my parent's didn't have this when I was a kid!!

Cons: Nothing, This is a game changer for parenting. AMAZING!

Revolutionary Way For Parents And Teachers To Connect

May 24, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: ClassDojo is the software that I have been waiting for! I love the ability to stay connected with all school and classroom activities. There is a direct line between teachers and parents in particular that I can appreciate. Photos, videos, bulletins, and private messages can be shared as well, and the students can create their own ClassDojo account to connect and upload artwork, homework, etc. There is a "like" and "comment" system similar to those found on social media, however content between accounts is not open to the public and can only be seen by other members and parents involved in the school.

Cons: The notification system could be a little more refined. Occasionally there is a few hour delay between messages being sent and received, and this can cause problems if the teacher is trying to reach the parents.

Overall: Overall ClassDojo has provided me a direct line when it comes to school/home communications. It's a very valuable resource that should be implemented nationwide.

Class Dojo

Jun 19, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: I liked the ease of setting up classroom lists. It was fun for the kids to pick a Avatar. They loved the visual. I also liked that I could set up my own expectations each day. The sound effect for the negative behavior was also motivating. I didn't have to single anyone out verbally and could keep on teaching. It quickly grabbed their attention if they were not on track. Also having them go up and add their own positive points was rewarding. Also the kids and parents can see their progress at home.

Cons: I really don't dislike anything. It is easy to use on computer.

Overall: It is helping out lessen some bad behaviors and encourage some positive ones.

This is a game changer for Elementary Teachers with difficult student behaviors

Jul 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: If you are like me, and I know some of you out there are, you struggle with the idea of giving candy and physical treats as rewards in the classroom on several levels. One, they are so costly! When I have felt like I had no other option I have caved and bought candy to try and reinforce behaviors, but the candy is gone by Wednesday, and there is no lasting impact. Enter Class Dojo...this is like digital candy. You and parents can keep up with behaviors in a way that really fits in well with our 21st century learners.

Cons: The only real issue I had with this was that even though I was on my phone using the app to track behaviors, I really didn't like setting the example of having my phone in my hand in front of students. Using it on my ipad somehow looked more professional.

Perfect Classroom Management

Jul 17, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Class Dojo is the perfect classroom management tool. The ability to set any behaviors, good or bad, AND the points they give to or take away from each student make it easy to personalize each class you have. Parents can see a summary each day, if you so choose, and this can even be used as a parent contact tool!

Cons: I have not found anything about this software I do not love. It's everything you need for classroom management.

Overall: This has been a wonderful resource to help with classroom behavior. Another plus is the ability for students to submit work! It's a great way to lesson the multiple piles of paper around the room. Easy to do, easy to grade, and easy for parents to see!

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ClassDojo Ninja Status!

Jun 20, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: I love using ClassDojo for my classrooms. The kids love the monsters, it gives them instant feedback as to how they are doing, kids can add digital items to their portfolios, and parents have access to how their child is doing. With the app (and the computer), parents and teachers can communicate in real time. I can send pictures to all the parents or just a few or one. Parents love the ease of use, kids love the feedback and I love it all!

Cons: I have not come across anything I don't like about ClassDojo.

Overall: My students take responsibility over their best work by placing it in their online portfolio. ClassDojo is 100% safe and easy to use!

Great way to communicate with teachers!

May 29, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use.

Great way to keep in touch with teachers.

Private messaging capabilities.

Keeps track of student achievement.

Receive communications from the school.

Cons: Been using this software for three years now and there's really nothing negative I can say about it!

Overall: My son's school uses ClassDojo to keep in touch with parents, communicate updates, track your child's weekly progress and send individual messages, and I must say, it's much easier, and certainly faster than having to write notes and hope the teacher gets them! All I have to do is send a quick message and my son's teacher gets back to me within a couple of hours at most. They have a points system and I'm able to keep track of it through Dojo and see if my son's behavior and work ethic is satisfactory or not. It's great. I don't have to ask how he's doing, it's all right there. On top of that, if there are any events or emergencies, the school is able to communicate them right away to all parents and a notification pops up in my email and through the app on my phone within seconds! ClassDojo makes it easy to stay in the loop regarding my son's school and education, I couldn't ask for more!

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Great way to interact with Teachers

Feb 01, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Before I discovered Dojo I would interact with teachers via email or their personal cell phone which I found very invasive to them I love how dojo is easily accessible on mobile devices my daughter's teachers have their phones readily available and they are constantly using it to let me know how my daughter is doing in class the bonus points structure has allowed me to reward my daughter for good grades and positive feedback from her teachers the ability for her teacher to post photos and messages to the entire class makes communication extremely great

Cons: I'm not sure if it's just my daughter's teachers but I believe that Dojo can be used to create a much better classroom forum for all parents to be able to communicate information to one another not a big deal and it may be possible we just are not using

Overall: Dojo has been an amazing program with my daughter's education I would recommend it to any parent school or learning

School Wide Behavior Management Tool!

May 29, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: We have been using ClassDojo school wide for 2 years and it has been great in improving and tracking classroom behavior! It is easy to set up and use, and students love creating their own avatars. Students love to earn points and our administration holds monthly classroom behavior contests with rewards such as ice cream and pizza parties. We can connect with parents to share information and classroom happenings, which has improved our parent involvement. It is wonderful that it is free!

Cons: I have no complaints about Class Dojo!!!

Overall: Class Dojo has helped to significantly reduce classroom behavior problems and has increased student ownership of their behavioral choices. Students are engaged and motivated to improve, as they can "see" the positive results of their behavioral choices.

Great for teachers and parents!

Feb 03, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I have direct contact with my kids' teachers and can message them if I need something. Teachers are able to easily message all of their students' parents and fill them in on the daily/weekly activities. The Dojo points have been a huge motivator for my son to perform better in the classroom and get excited about school!

Cons: The messaging was confusing at first. I didn't realize that when I sent a message to the teacher it goes directly to her and not all of the parents. The way it's set up, the teacher can send a message to the whole class and then each parent can respond directly to the teacher. That wasn't clear initially. All of your contact is in one chain. I also wish you could download pictures that the teacher posts!

Overall: I've really enjoyed using Dojo and found that it's given my immediate access to my sons' teachers. I feel more informed about what's going on in their classrooms and it's also served as a motivator for them to work harder!

Classroom Recommendation

Dec 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: My classroom loves ClassDojo. It's incredible to be able to reward positive behavior and provide consequences for negative behavior by adding or taking away points. It's very easy to communicate with students' parents through Dojo as well which saves me a lot of time from emailing parents individually. My students really enjoy creating their own Dojo monster avatar to represent them. It's easy to add and detract points right from my phone as I circulate around my classroom.

Cons: I truly love Dojo. I have no complaints!

Overall: Dojo is easy to use and highly motivating for my students!

Great Convenient for sharing Information

May 24, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I use Class Dojo for communicating with my children's teachers. They provide on time updates of what they did in class and reminders for assignments that will be due. This tool is beneficial to their learning because it allows me to directly interact with the teacher and receive faster responses.

Cons: The fact that our correspondence are email based causes me to miss an update or have to constantly search for it.

Overall: Class Dojo is an effective communication tool for keeping updated on our children's progress in school. It allows us to contribute to our children's learning and address any issues they may have immediately.

Use Class Dojo to improve Classroom Management

Jun 09, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: There are two things that I like about ClassDojo. First, it's a way to communicate with parents without having to call them. For some reason, they will respond to me via ClassDojo before they will a phone call. Second, when I give or take points, students can hear it. For sure, this helps improve behavior. ClassDojo is like a modern day form of classical conditioning.

Cons: I have had trouble removing students from my class if they switched homerooms. Eventually, I figured it out.

Overall: ClassDojo, in my opinion, is best for communicating with parents and for crowd control in a classroom.

Best communication tool for teachers and parents

Jul 16, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Class Dojo is the best communication device for teachers. I can send group emails or individual emails to parents. It is very easy to use and I get notifications on my phone whenever a parent texts me. I can instantly send parents messages as well. It has helped with behavior as well. Parents can see when their child has earn points for good behavior or lose points for bad behaviors.

Cons: I wish you can upload pictures to email parents of documents and other pictures. It works on the phone but not the laptop.

Sometimes the app doesn't work very well in the building.

Great Management Tool

Nov 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: The program puts numerous classroom management and communication tools all in one convenient, easy to use location. You can monitor and track behavior, set and issue rewards and accomplishments and share information with families.

Cons: The program does take some training and practice to get used to all of the many features. It is also formatted toward somewhat younger students so it can lose its effectiveness after a certain age/grade level.

Overall: Overall it is a great tool to both monitor and track behavior and progress and communicate with parents. I'd highly recommend it for any educator from 5th grade and below.

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Jan 24, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: The thing I like most about this software is being able to send and receive messages from my child's teachers and having the option to comment on pictures and videos that are sent directly to me or posted on the classroom wall.

Cons: Least like about the software: the alien emojis and not having the option to send videos to the teachers

*I wanted to share a video of my child reading a book during homework time and I wasn't able to do so because that is not one of the features.

Overall: I have used ClassDojo for the last 2 years and I have had a great experience! This software allows me to keep in contact with my child's teachers, helps me to keep track of my child's progress, and allows me to always feel like I am included in my child's daily learning experiences at school!

This is my go-to program for classroom management!

Aug 01, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I love that I could connect parents to the classroom through pictures and dojo points - I also love that the program adds more features all the time that are easily utilized - made by people who understand teachers and the classroom.

Cons: There isn't much I don't like about Class Dojo. I think there is a lot to explore in the program and it is easily adjustable for the different age groups you might work with.

Overall: This was a quick and easy tool to utilize for classroom management and parent connection. You computer, ipad, and phone are linked across the board and kids get connected as well!

Staying current with your kids schooling

Apr 24, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I love being able to communicate with my daughter's teacher through this app. It helps me to stay up to date with information and also allows him to communicate with the parents.

Cons: I've used this app for a few years now and have no cons as of yet.

Overall: I love this app to stay connected. I've been able to stay in touch with school activities, deadlines for school project, updated information in the classroom and even coordinate birthday activities at my daughter's school with so much ease! It's so nice to be able to speak with the teacher directly rather than having to leave a message with the front office and wait for a call back!

ClassDojo has really changed how I incentivize things in my classroom.

Apr 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I love how creative the idea of this software is. I have used it with students ages 10 - 15. It truly is impressive how students engage in the characters and own their actions. It is such a good software to put a positive spin on behavior. Sure, you can negatively reinforce by subtracting points, but students are motivated by the system.

Cons: I honestly love everything about ClassDojo. It does everything I want it to do. It would be neat if students had a way to access their account and see their details without me displaying it for them.

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I love ClassDojo!

Dec 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: The app is so easy to use. My child's teacher is able to connect with me instantly about anything from behavior, homework, or just to tell me that my child is doing well. I enjoy getting notifications from the app thru my phone and from emails as well. This app makes sure that parents stay in the know about their child's education. This app is also very child friendly and very colorful.

Cons: There are no cons. I really enjoy this app.

Overall: My overall experience with ClassDojo has been very pleasant so far. I have had this app for 3 years for my child.

Love the software, the support, the feedback!

Oct 07, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use, quick response from customer service, continually growing and improving

Cons: Parents can't communicate with one another.

Overall: I have used Class Dojo for two years now and continually tell my colleagues about it. It is very user friendly, the staff promptly responds to emails, they take teachers comments and ideas and make it a reality.

Class Dojo gives teachers the ability to get in touch with parents, creates a "social media" atmosphere, allows students to post (with teacher approval to the class story).

I think this is a spectacular software and the cost now is free!

Recommendations to other buyers: It's a great software, but needs to be used with care so that it doesn't adversely affect student behavior.

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Class Dojo is the bridge needed between classroom and parents.

May 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love that parents can see exactly what their child is doing in class through the information that I put in. I also love that it allows parents to communicate directly with me through the app. The students earn or lose points based on their behaviors in class and parents can see the behaviors as well.

Cons: What I like least about the software is that it is a pain to add all the students into. If it would sync with Google Classroom to load our students in for us that would make it 100 times better.

Class Dojo has helped connect my daily classroom happening to my students' parents at home.

Jan 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I love being able to take pictures of what my students are doing and share them instantly with their parents. Receiving parent feedback and helping them feel like more of a part of the classroom is a win-win.

Cons: I wish the point system was easier for the students to access in upper elementary. It is still a great system, but they are ready for some new features by 5th grade.

Overall: One of the main benefits is quick, easy access to my parents that links them straight to our classroom. The kids love that their parents see what is happening day-to-day.

ClassDojo makes the classroom more alive

May 05, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: ClassDojo is a utility program which allows teachers to set up digital classroom environment. Through ClassDojo, teachers are able to manage tasks, grades, reports and various other things. ClassDojo is very easy to use. Teachers can invest 15-30 minutes to set the digital class up, then gain the benefits of ClassDojo for the rest of the year!

Cons: None that I can think of! ClassDojo is THAT good.

Overall: I use ClassDojo to build a digital portfolio for my students (8-12 years old). Using ClassDojo, I can encourage students to focus on their positive attitudes and develop useful skills. ClassDojo also allows me to report classroom activities to parents, making them engage in their children's growth. It's wonderful!