Can children in the K-8 sector enjoy and appreciate their education? Learning has a new face with the ClassDojo app.
ClassDojo is a communication app that provides a way for teachers, students, and parents to connect. Educators find that they are motivated to teach, as the classroom app allows them to create the best possible learning atmosphere so that everyone benefits. Children become excited enough to want their parents involved right away through sharing anything and everything, like photos and videos. Imagine students, parents, and teachers afforded the opportunity to learn and discover from one another. Also, proud youngsters can show off their projects to their parents right away.
Aside from receiving a creative learning environment and sharing, ClassDojo instills good moral character and positive thinking. The world without and within the classroom walls is filled with people having a variety of beliefs and experiences. Empathy is taught through the ClassDojo program “Making Caring Common”, in which the students can “interview and express gratitude toward” those who go “unnoticed” within the community.
It seems the ClassDojo app arrives in the nick of time as showing empathy is declining among college students: contributing factors could be the widespread use of social media, increased violence and bullying, and the changes in family and parenting dynamics.
One teacher who uses the ClassDojo app, Jennifer Ellison, teaches her students about “compassion and respect” through the app’s collection of “five-minute videos”. The silly monster videos helped Ellison’s fifth-grade class guide her toward a better way of assisting one fellow student that has special needs.
Don’t be fooled by fun and excitement: ClassDojo takes education seriously.