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.
ClassDojo Portfolios are digital student portfolios that allow students to share classwork with their teachers and family. Teachers can also assign projects directly to students, which will be used for homework and home learning tasks. Teachers can view and approve student work on Portfolios and comment and like the work that is produced. Students can create and upload photos, videos, drawings through ClassDojo, and can also upload PDFs, and image files from any device to which teachers and parents can respond.
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 brilliant homework. Our Dojos are also linked to our school values. Each child’s monsters can be customised from their account.
Logging in to ClassDojo:
ClassDojo set-up for beginners:
Portfolios Overview: a tutorial for families. In this video, families will learn how to toggle between their own account and their student’s account to post.
Parent Help Desk
If you have any problems with creating accounts, or using class Dojo. Below is a link to their help desk.
SUAT supports and leads in the set-up of new academies joining the partnership. The services provided by the central support function cover both educational and non-educational support. In terms of educational support, SUAT is linked to the School of Education of Staffordshire University, which is an outstanding ITT provider.
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