The classroom is definitely changing. In fact, two out of every three classrooms across the United States now use a system known as class dojo. This allows teachers to connect with parents online, through both messaging and videos. That way, parents have an opportunity to see what is happening in the classroom. They also get a first-hand opportunity to see what their children are learning and how well they are progressing in each subject.
It is easy to understand why ClassDojo is so popular. After all, parents used to have to schedule a time to go meet with teachers in order to find out how their children were doing in class. Even then, they only got a very small glimpse of what actually went on in the classroom, as they always had to schedule these appointments when class was not actually occurring. This only gave them a very small glimpse into the very world that their own children were living in most of the time. With ClassDojo, all of that is changing.
As a result, the system has gone viral, largely because parents want to be directly involved with their children’s education. With that being said, it isn’t always possible for parents to be physically in the classroom in order to help out. This is especially true for anyone that has a full-time career and works during most of the same hours that children are attending school. Thanks to ClassDojo, even the busiest of parents who have the most demanding schedules are capable of taking a first-hand approach to what is going on in the classroom. It makes them far more involved in their child’s education and it also gives them an opportunity to see where their child excels and where they might need a little bit of extra help.
The whole idea is to increase cooperation between teachers, parents and the students. Parents can get a live feed into the classroom whenever special events are going on or videos can be sent to parents during regular class times. In addition, teachers can directly message them, thereby making it easier to collaborate with them if there is a problem. When everyone is equally involved, the one who comes out as the clear winner is definitely the child. They have a better opportunity to learn more things and they know that their parents are able to see them even if they can’t be there in person.
How does all this affect everyone in the classroom? It enhances learning and it fosters an atmosphere of cooperation and encouragement that empowers students to do the best they can, often taking their studies to a level that they had not previously achieved. That alone is enough to make ClassDojo go viral as it becomes popular in nearly every household with a child.
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