Class Dojo

I have started to use ClassDojo as my main communication platform with families and to personalize the school to home connection.  I know that I am using it very simply right now and that there are many bells and whistles that I have not yet utilized.  What I am enjoying so far is that I can quickly contact families, easily share pictures straight from my phone and have more of a real time update about what is going on in our classroom.  I am also really liking that it takes less time to do than a more typical newsletter but has a more personal touch with meaningful connections for the families of the students in my class. So far, the main downside is that not all families have connected to it so I am only connecting with about 80% of my families.  I am still sending out a newsletter every two weeks or so but I notice that it feels more archaic and has the pace of snail mail compared to the instant and more easy to use Class Dojo platform.  I will update this page when I get a sense of how families are feeling about it and the new ways I am using it as the months go on. One goal for this webpage is to give an authentic glimpse into how teachers try to use new technologies, the ways it works well, the frustrations when it does not and everything in between!  If anyone has used ClassDojo – let me know your thoughts!ClassDojo

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