4.8 (2.7M)
140.9 MB
Age rating
Current version
ClassDojo, Inc.
Last update
7 months ago
Version OS
15.3 or later
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User Reviews for ClassDojo

4.84 out of 5
2.7M Ratings
1 year ago, jely465
Class dojo
I really like this app and the support it provided to parents and children! My only complaint would be the pricing. That’s a hefty amount to pay just to check read statuses and to be able to access content and point based student encouragement. I understand it costs a lot to maintain the app and site, however if there was a way possible to have different pricing and more offer ability to access different items and games, etc., I do believe I would 100% be more willing to pay for more services. But at even $6 a month, that’s half the price or equal to most streaming monthly or annual, price points. I did wish there were more ways to help parents and their children with resources on this app, as well as games and other interaction possibilities! I think this is innovative, rewarding and a very easy application to use and would definitely recommend it and would subscribe if the pricing was not so steep. More likely to be willing to pay the full price, if there was a lot more to offer than read statuses, (which should be allowed anyway for peace of mind) and access to point and emotional support stories and lessons. I do love the emotional and other supportive learning videos and the concept, but it is very expensive to pay for this content. I wish I could afford to support this application, but it’s truly too expensive! Thank you class DoJo… your company is obviously working and a amazing platform. Just see room for improvements at this price!
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5 years ago, Serapheenie
Honest app review
This app is amazing !!!!!!! When I am at home or at work and my daughter is at school and I am curious about how her day is going, all I have to do is open this app and look up her report for the day. Her teachers will mark her for either being really good, neutral, or disruptive, which allows me to know how my child’s school day is going. They do this throughout the entire day. The teachers will also post pictures of the class and what they are doing throughout the day which is always fun to see. This app also gives me the ability to communicate directly with her teacher, without having to send an email. Not only does it allow me to communicate with her teacher, it also gives me the ability to message anybody that is working with my child in the school. Whether it be a counselor, the nurse, the principal, anyone that works in the school, I am able to communicate with. This app was a complete game changer for me. My daughter is developmentally delayed and this app has literally given me so much peace of mind I don’t know what I would do without it. This has taken away so much stress that I have about wondering how my child is doing at school during the day and I’m very grateful for this app. I think it should be made available to every single school in the whole world. THANKS DOJO!!!!
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6 months ago, Aaron cannon
Sure hope you like spam, 'cause that's what you're getting
They will pester you to subscribe each time you open the app, sometimes multiple times. They will send you email, asking you to subscribe. And in case you missed the first email, they will send you a second, and a third. But they know that you are busy, so they will send you several more. I've been signed up for less than a week, and I must have received almost a dozen emails from them, only about 20% of which were actually useful. The rest were unapologetic ads, or thinly vailed ads for their service disguised as notifications. Oh, and the in app ads are tricky. They don't just let you exit out of them. Nope. You have to scroll through the whole slideshow first, and then when you finally get to the end, they will ask you if you are sure you don't want to buy their over-priced service. And just what is it that they offer you that's so great that they have to make sure you know all about it? Well, for what I can tell, it's so you can have the opportunity to know the moment your child's teacher has read your message. In other words, all the parents with real things to do all day get nothing, and the parents that love to look over their child's teacher's shoulder get instant creeper-level access. In short, if you are a teacher, keep looking for a better app. If you are a parent, I'm sorry. And if you're an entrepreneur, this market is apparently very ripe for disruption; you'll make meelions!
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2 years ago, jdgdhejhxhd
School teacher
My daughters kindergarten teacher Ms. Voce was by far the BEST teacher I have ever dealt with. She was amazing and loving and attentive to my at the time 6 year old daughter. We video chatted and met up once so she could give me supplies during Covid when times were a little more minimal. I wished she could be my daughters teacher every year but fortunately her first grade teacher is just as awesome! Mrs. Russell! A very kind and funny teacher my daughter says she’s so funny and a prankster lol wonderful, friendly staff and teachers even the parents I run into and other children are so nice. My baby girl loves the environment they provide and the people in it! As long as I’m in NY this is the school for my child. During the trying times of Covid this school went above and beyond to make the parents and children feel safe and comfortable! 2020 was rough with Covid spiking and the children having to school via chrome books, it was so difficult but the more the teachers/staff learned the easier it became and the few times the children did get to go to school they made it the best they could. My daughter always came home in a good mood and told me she had fun those days! More schools need to be like Albany Elementary. 5 stars! ⭐️
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6 years ago, notyaverage
Needs proper update
There have been 5 updates since I reported the loss of getting notifications on my iPhone 8 plus. I was told to reinstall the app despite this issue being recognized as a bug that needs fixing. It still has not been fixed and these vague release notes leave a lot to be desired. As for the app use, it's a mom's nightmare if you have special needs children. If you can not ask your child what happened at school this app will leave you even more baffled. Teachers are allowed to leave unexplained negative feedback. Yes it is teacher responsibility to use it fairly but I feel this app and it's setup makes poor communicating teachers even lazier. I am expected to write *them* notes that they do NOT respond to when they mark points off, cause simply telling me makes too much sense 🙄 So how about this- stop letting teachers just lazily leave negative feedback WITHOUT notes. It should REQUIRE a note. If my child isn't doing anything worth writing about it shouldnt warrant losing points either. Messages should have a priority setting because I am starting to think my child's teachers can't read the way they dodge messages. It's ridiculous and there should be more accountability built-in to it's use cause students are not the only bullies at school. Now we just have a bunch of lazy teachers content with bare minimum forms of communication. This app could require more of teachers, otherwise it's worsening communication and behavior problems.
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5 years ago, GunMik
Mixed review
I’ve used this app for 3 years now. As a parents I see a lot of room for improvement. 1. I am not notified via text and no way I have found to be notified- I am very busy and I don’t enjoy needing to go to yet 1 more app to look at my kids progress or homework etc. adds more work for me and not worth it. 2. It’s very elementary. As my son moved to upper elementary - they still use it but now there’s no progress on him- they find it’s too beneath the grade level which I agree on. 3. I like the anonymity other apps gives me and still allows me to communicate w other parents - like to remind them it’s the teacher bday etc. this app offer nothing like that. 4. I have to have the app! I have plenty of storage space now but some parents don’t! And I hear complaints often that they don’t have room for yet another app- other programs allows communication via text and no need for the app! They send sms! My kids are 3rd and 4th grade. This apps has potential to grow w the students yet it has not!! Please consider adding features for age progression. And I’m trying the at home feature- would have been great when my kids were younger but at their ages the monsters and points don’t mean near as much as the cool Games they could be playing. Over all- the younger the kid the better and only communication with teachers and no way to make a play date w a classmate even between students! Please consider adding features !
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2 years ago, JoeShiro
Basic messaging app but not much else
School uses this for communication to families. Here is my review: -The main page is confusing because it’s hard to distinguish between one post and another plus you can’t just click on a class or teacher to get only their posts. With multiple kids, the home page is chaos. -Messaging teachers direct works but I’ve double profiles of teachers in the school. -There is no explanation of monsters or how it actually helps your child other than supposedly it’s a point-reward system but confusing whether or not kids actually interact. -App focuses on getting you to upgrade and pay $60 for features that I’m still not sure what they are - except if you don’t pay, it deletes all the pictures at the end of the year. -Doesn’t look like there is a group chat feature where you could message a teacher and include another parent/guardian. -No notification settings to let you choose between getting DMs vs general front page info. -Also, it seems that it could be a failure of the school, but some teachers use DMs to communicate information and others use main posts. Again, it’s hard because you can’t just select on one teacher, but you have to go through all posts to find that nugget of information. In addition, there is no group chat so teachers have to write different messages to parents of the same child - even if the parents are married and the same household.
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1 year ago, Lspears218
Communication/ Knowing what’s going on with my child is key.
When I was a kid there was nothing close to this . We got sent home with homework, progress reports and a report card. That was “staying up to date”. Today I see photos of what’s going on in my child’s class, I see her teacher and classmates. It is amazing. Best of all I have direct communication with her teacher if anything is wrong or I have questions , she responds in very effective time and manor. My child recently was ill, rather than calling the front office staff I sent a message through this app directly to her teacher to inform her of my child missing school for the day. I was able to contact her the night before rather than have to wait until school is open and calling during regular hours. She immediately responded and I felt relieved to know that I didn’t have to worry about her missing anything and I was able to know what I could do at home with her to keep her up to date with her class. I wish that I had this technology when I was a child , i feel like my parents missed out compared to what I get to see via photos and updates/weekly studies, etc. I love it I can’t say anything negative.
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4 years ago, M.Fame13
Dojo points at home
The ClassDojo app is fantastic for staying up to date on last minute changes, or events that are coming up. It makes it easy to contact your child’s teachers via text, as well as seeing how your child is doing behavioral wise and if they handed in their homework. The Dojo points given by your child’s teachers is a great way to express this. However, the reason I’m rating this app 3⭐️ is due to having to pay for the ability to give your child Dojo points at home for chores or listening etc. This is an education app. The ability to give Dojo points at home to your child should be accessible to all parents. Not everyone can afford the price you’re requesting for parents to pay. The price is a bit outrageous. In today’s society getting our child to attend school, especially our older children, is difficult already. Why not use the Dojo points at home system for pure encouragement so that your child can see their growth, in hopes they continue to go to school and stay out of trouble. If the Dojo points at home part of the app needs to have a price tag, it should be one that is based on society as a whole. Perhaps it should be based on the lower income families, seeing as they are the families that the charter schools are geared towards, in order for their children to have better education for a brighter future.
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6 years ago, murnanator
Participation test grade
I use Dojo in my middle and high school classes. It allows me to track how students are participating in my class. I can keep track how often students come to class unprepared or are off task, and I can also reward them for working hard or persevering. At the end of the quarter, I run a report through Dojo, which gives me a percentage for each student. That percentage is used for a test grade called Participation. I can also connect parents. They see how their kids participate in class, so there are no surprises. I can also post private pictures that only the parents I think had particular class can see. I share pictures of students doing fun activities in class. Also, if they learn something particularly interesting, I post about it So the parents know “what happened at school today.” I enjoy giving parents the opportunity to increase communication with their student regarding school. This app also helps me with group work in my class. The tools option gives me ability to randomly split students into groups. The students respond well to Dojo, and this extrinsic motivation really gets them going.
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6 years ago, pcwittmann
Most recent changes
I love the most recent changes to the student accounts, especially the ease in switching for students now. I would like to see a more streamlined process of posting pictures and videos. Right now, they can take a picture or video, add a caption, talk over the picture explaining or draw on it. Once they click the little blue airplane, they have to select their name again (even tho they are already on their own account) and then click post. I think the airplane on the previous screen should suffice in posting it. If there were to be another screen, maybe just give the option of being able to post the same picture to another student account like before. Sometimes my students are partners and they shouldn’t have to take two separate pictures for their work. I also would like some sort of feature where I can toggle on a record keeping of who is posting. For example, I might want to have students post a picture or video of their center for the day- I’d love to see a quick easy way to filter who has and has not posted to their own account during that time frame. It would be so helpful, especially when I have some centers I give students two or more days to do. Just some ideas! Thanks.
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5 years ago, Sassy3ddawn
We used Dojo at a different school and the difference was huge. My first experience was really great. We only saw only items that were related to our specific classroom and those that were sent by the principal and vice principal or reminders that were sent out for the whole school. This school We see every post for every class whether or not it is related to our classroom. Also purchasing the premium program so you can do dojo points at home was pretty useless. It does not interact with the schools character development process. So basically you make up the rules on your own and you have to find incentives to prompt your student into the behavior that you want your student to have. It was not worth the amount of effort it takes to develop a program at home that may conflict what is being done at school. Also there is no way to check on what your student is getting rewards for. All I know is that on Friday he gets to spend his Dojo points to buy trinkets from the “Dojo Store” or change his login Dojo character. This program has so much potential, but it is riddled with missed opportunities for parents to be informed and included in their students learning experience. Very, very disappointed.
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6 months ago, brandim15
Tools are too hard to use
I am a teacher and I do like this app for communication, however I would like to use the behavior management system more often, but the process of having to click on a kid and look for a skill before giving a student a point take too long while I’m teaching. The app would be more useful to me if I could just click on a student once to give a point quickly, and I could more easily give out points to many students at once without having to search for skills. Skills aren’t even specifically tracked over time, so I see no point in this feature. I’d rather quickly give a point to 10 students than start trying to give points to them but ending up wasting class time trying to find specific skills and then keep track of who I’ve given a point to already. Maybe a quick points option where you could select a skill and then select several students at once to give a point to could also work, but the system in place now doesn’t work for me. I’m sure some teachers like the options of giving out points for specific skills, but having the option to turn them off and just give out regular points would be more functional in the classroom for me.
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6 years ago, allkindsofunusual
Fun and effective
I'm a first year teacher in a special education 5th grade class and the behavior system I was using just wasn't cutting it. It wasn't effective for me to cross the classroom and stop my lessons to give my students reinforcements. Now I keep class dojo connected to the smart board at all times. The tap their naps in the morning to clock in for attendance. I give them points and demerits that I designed according to my needs which play a positive or negative sound. If a student earns three points in one day I give them a ticket to the classroom store. If the class gets more then 30 points I give them a class reward. The students see where the stand when it comes to their individual behavior and can see the effect they have on the group. The records they keep make report cards a breeze when it comes to marking students behavior. Parents stay connected and send messages through the app. This is all just the features of the website! The app offers added bonuses when used in tandem. The toolkit is a lifesaver with so many amazing things that it would take all day to describe them. This app is worth it a thousand times over!
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5 years ago, Thriving in third
Overall, I love so much about this app! The customer support is wonderful, the points system is great for behavior management, the videos are awesome for social emotional support and the portfolios are a great way to show student progress. Unfortunately, I haven’t had as much success as I hoped making this my only form of communication with parents. There is something inadequate about the messaging system that makes it unreliable for parents to receive messages. I don’t know if this is because of technical errors on the parents’ side with notifications or something that Class Dojo can fix. I’ve had several times when parents have missed an important message about a meeting, field trip or awards assembly. I also wish the group messaging could work like a text thread where all parents are included in responses. There also isn’t an option for volunteer sign ups, which is crucial at our school in the primary grades. Because of this, primary teachers use Bloomz and it is tricky for parents to manage both platforms if they have children in multiple classes.
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4 years ago, sallyj456
Could be better
It has become increasingly frustrating to search since there is no search function! So I have to scroll through all the posts and hopefully find the one I was looking for. It makes it even harder since the post are listed as how many days ago it was. For instance a post will say 3d or 2w ago why can’t it be listed with the specific date? Now I have to look in the calendar to see how many days or weeks ago it was. Also you can’t click on the teachers name to view all the posts that teacher has made. For example I was trying to find an announcement the principal sent some time ago. It would make sense if I found a recent post and click on her name it would bring up all the announcements she made but you can’t. A suggestion to help the teachers that are new to this kind of technology when they make a post make them place a title, maybe put a reminder if they post a video with links in the video to put the links separate in the post. I have a teacher who is posting just link after link with no way of knowing what subject it is, which makes it even harder to go back and view past lessons. With these small improvements and guidance for new teachers using the app this will be a great classroom app. Everything else works as expected.
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4 years ago, Beachinnbum
Every Single School Should Use This App!!!
This app is amazing and genius in every sense! I am able to see my son’s points at school and class photos his teacher posts! Keep up with announcements, message his teacher privately, and also give him points at home for good behavior and reward my son when he’s ready to cash in his points! It works soooo much better than anything else we have tried with positive and negative reinforcement. He is 8 and ADHD and he struggles with self control a lot. This really helps him SEE his week or month as a whole, and the comments the teacher leaves on his behavior... we read them every evening and go over why that happened. Or I praise him for the good things he did or the great score he got on his test! It just keeps parents more involved! And it’s awesome cause mom and dad get to both see it, so dad is always involved too. Dad can’t say he didn’t know or wasn’t informed because it’s right there on the app!!! If he didn’t look then he is held accountable as well. My only wish is that POINTS WERE DEDUCTED FOR NEGATIVE BEHAVIOR AT HOME. Not just a time out to talk about it.
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3 years ago, Big Daddy Richy
Dojo Mojo
We enjoy the dojo app each and every school day! We receive messages and pictures of our child as he weaves his way thru the school year. He’s only in 4th grade so all the messages aren’t going to be great one’s, however we can use these as tool to garner improvement and discipline as well. It really gives you a piece of mind when you can see what/ How your child is doing throughout our dreary work a day lives. I’m not sure all schools use the dojo app for their parents, I’m sure there are other apps out there that do basically the same thing, but dojo works just fine. I’m glad they didn’t have anything like this when we were coming up in the school system, things seemed so much simpler back then. The children can’t even breathe wrong or it will be documented and reported to the parents nowadays. I think today’s youth will be better off for it. They will be more accountable and detail conscious.
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5 months ago, Akagiggs1234
No email notifications from app
This app has a severe limitation that makes it a poor choice for parents. The company has both a web browser and an app version. The app version only allows push notifications - there is no option for email notifications. If a user would like email notifications, they need to stay logged out of the app. I found this out after I contacted technical support because I had missed notifications from my child’s teacher in 2017. I asked them to log missing this feature as a complaint so that it would be considered for future updates. It has been seven years and still this feature is not available. To make it worse, last month they made a software update to remove the ability to close the pop up to download the app - so I could not see messages from my child’s teacher without signing into the app and therefore could no longer receive email notifications. I contacted technical support and they reverted the update. However, there is still no commitment to add this feature. Don’t use this app if you expect parents to receive your updates in a timely manner, unless they have no other push notifications enabled on their phone.
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1 year ago, Low income helper
Pros and cons
If you read a lot of these reviews a lot of people have the same concerns and the same issues they have also had Poor notifications on whether someone has messaged! It feels that class dojo developers aren’t really taken in consideration of the reviews as there’s no reply and yet no changes! ClassDojo is a great idea for communication for students parents and teachers however I do not like all the features that have a price to it especially for low income families and I disagree with allowing parents to see whether a message was read or not as it can cause controversy if the teacher is not able to reply back or is very busy forgets to reply back and it shows that it’s read isn’t appropriate for the setting of it being for teachers and parents as I feel as if it’s going to cause hard feelings in certain cases I don’t feel it’s appropriate feature for the app as well as it should allow cheaper features for low income families as well as having a feature to be able to add events to phone calendars rather than a feature telling if a messages read! Other than that it’s definitely moving in the right direction!
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6 years ago, jerseybird
Great app for quick communication!
Excellent way to communicate any quick thing btw parent and teacher whether it is an FYI or "Brian didn't sleep well last night so he may not interact as much". Especially helpful for parents of special needs kids to keep close communication with teacher and parent to help regulate a child's routine. I've been able to get feedback from my son's teacher about his behavior throughout the day which is very helpful for me when giving him adhd medication when i need to note it's effects and what time of day. The teacher is more likely to have the convenience to give me a quick text to inform me that my son had a meltdown at 10:30a right after so I could troubleshoot with her via text. Only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because i wish we could download data to save the progress. Like the ratings the teacher gives daily are only available for like a week. It would be nice to download to excel or something to see the progression and identify weakness or patterns in behaviors based on external factors.
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2 years ago, ☹️😭😣
A Daily Dread
My son had this for his for his elementary years. In his case, it was a small school and too much favoritism- which included the staff. Everyday they nit- picked his and other students days apart. It became a very sad and pathetic atmosphere. I decided to come to join in class activity, as well as, a few other parents to see if our frustrations were actually merited or not… We saw how our children had the typical situations where they would need to be corrected or their attention refocused. To be honest, my attention needed refocus several times…. But, what I found was that “our” students were nothing different from what I saw of the others… if nothing else, they had less difficult episodes. But, to get back to the point, my child was progressively picked apart and their little personality’s daily demoralized. On a student level, these kids were bullied. It wasn’t long before myself and 3 other families decided to transfer our children. In retrospect, this may have been a fantastic app if used appropriately… which I have seen with similar apps. But with this app unfortunately, I can’t say I enjoyed or found much to speak positively for.
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1 year ago, ricardiL1985
User friendly and mom approved!
Although I don’t consider myself old, I am part of the generation that falls on the cusp of life without the internet and life that is controlled by the internet. I typically like to choose more dated methods when it comes to both my personal life and professional life. However, this app makes it nearly impossible for a parent to prefer anything else when it comes to being in the know of their child’s education. Doja makes it simple to track my son’s developmental progress, connect with teachers, and get informed of important notifications quickly. The daily photos are more than just snap shots of my son and his class. It provides an additional sense ease to moms, dads, and guardians while their child is not in their direct care. In short, awesome app! That means something coming from an old school mom! Thank you for this outstanding platform!
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6 months ago, Quavo G
$5 to view this review
The service is not worth money. Paying actual money to enhance the way you communicate with your child’s teacher is incoherent. That’s like buying a refrigerator and charging me $1.75 every time I put yogurt in it. It’s random and doesn’t make any sense. Aside from the moral atrocities on clear display this app could have been better developed by an 8 year old on a jailbroken iPod touch. It feels like you’re playing the free version of the game and every time you enter a restricted area it begs you for $8. I would genuinely pay $8 for this app to stop asking me for $8. If that were a feature I would instantly buy it. You’re monetizing a service that doesn’t benefit from enhancement. Pay $8 to save photos on the cloud or you could opt to not be a sociopath and just save the photo to your phone. Pay us $8 because we struggle with monetizing our platform in any significant way. I’d rather personally drive to Office Depot once a month to buy a ream of paper for the school to send me a print out copy of what you want $8 a month for. Terrible business model for a terrible company selling absolutely nothing of importance.
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4 years ago, Queen Bee Li
Posts and pictures.
I enjoy using Class Dojo it is a fun medium that helps keep communication between home and school fast and open especially with all the device (cell phone) restrictions in the classroom. My families love seeing pictures of the littles ones engaged and learning. They get to see what they would normally miss. It is an extremely helpful tool for remote learning also. I just wish we could attach more than on post to the school and class stories. Sometimes when I make a recording for my students I want to add a file, image or activity to go along with the lesson. I don’t want to overwhelm the parents with extra posts. I also wish there was a way to transfer posts between portfolios, Class and School Stories within Class Dojo. Whenever I try to download to post I get a lot of technical data instead of the images I want to repost.
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10 months ago, Kiara just on a other phone
I love class dojo because i can see my kids behaviors at school and I can see what they are doing in class and what are they working on and wha special special days that they are doing and participating it tells me what to do in class dojo is good for knowing your kids behave or what they’re doing and how smart they are what is their Test grade And when they get hurt they’ve got sent to the nurses office and they will the nurses will call you and you will either take them home I told him to go and it depends they might call you they might not it depends on how hurt your child is or your children is and that’s why I love ClassDojo I can tell my kids that they are could you give them home dojo points they can get a school dojo points you can let them play dojo Islands which is a game on dojo You can let dumb change the character that’s what I did to my kid I love this app
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3 years ago, Ad-sing2U
Needs important features
Even though I like that this connects with all the different teachers and administrators, it lacks essential features that are present in other apps. First, the messages don’t have date or hour!!!! It’s crazy, we all know this is a must in a communication! Therefore you are abject to miss messages, or not knowing when a particular instruction applies! It’s a mess!!! The other must is a search tool, if this was available we could at least find messages by word search!! I like very much the separation of teachers communications but the lacking features are so important that I gave the app one star to call the attention of the developers. Since this is the app chosen by the school, we, the parents have to use it. Otherwise, I would have already change app. However, I will strongly encourage administrators to change app.
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5 years ago, Andrea McBrown
Unschooling/Homeschooling record keeping
I LOVE this app SO much! We unschool our kiddos (8, 4 & 1) and this is the easiest way to track what we are doing. I’m not great at keeping notes, planners or lesson plans (and we honestly don’t teach that way or any “typical” way), but this app makes it super simple to show the work we do on a daily basis. Quick pictures of field trips (children’s museum, zoo, science center, library visits, meet-ups, etc. etc.) with an explanation of what was learned. I also take pictures of the books they’re currently reading or audio books, podcast etc. I also am able to track behavior/life skills/chores via this app since it’s framework is pretty flexible. They get points for daily tasks around the school it would likely be stuff like raising your hand, being kind...whatever and for us it’s getting dressed, brushing teeth, limiting screen time to 2 hours or less, being respectful, returning library books to the “return” bin when they’re done, etc. Point is super flexible and I love it!!! I can’t say enough good things about it! Oh and also...I have some relatives that aren’t onboard with homeschooling (not their choice or business) and a super quick way to show them how much we truly do is to send them a parent invite so they can view what I track here..they’ve gotten off my back since 😁
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4 years ago, Akutyger
Please fix iPhone audio issues
I love this app for communicating with parents about the classroom but there are two major issues that never seem to get fixed with updates 1) the messages are all together in one long line. Sometimes I am talking to a parent about an issue through the messenger and then have to send a message to all the parents about another issue. This all parent message ends up in the middle of the conversation and either doesn’t get read or we lose a comment in the middle. It’s a bad set up and messages should be separated. 2) half the time, for whatever reason, audio from videos does not play on iPhones. There is no reason to it, but half the time you hear it and half the time you don’t. Parents have the same issue and comment that they can’t hear directions. Please, tech people working on this app, figure out what the issue is and fix it!
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5 years ago, Lynda Louise
Revolutionized my classroom
This program has revolutionized my teaching style. I use this program as a point system in my class. When a student has a certain number of points then s/he may sit in a certain chair. I also use this program to individually correspond with my parents daily regarding behavior challenges on particular students; but most importantly, I push out at up to 3 good behavior messages to my well behaved kids, so that I can give an extra thanks to these kids for being such great students. (Which in turn helps my classroom climate”). I also love using the Class Stories aspect of this program. The photos keep the parents feeling connected and I have a pictorial record of my class activities. Dojo offers all this and more free of charge plus they have no ads! This program has helped me improve my classroom climate. Thank you for the use of this program.
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4 years ago, teacher4life<3
Teacher’s Perspective
I am a preschool teacher who holds open communication with my students parents as extremely important. I’ve recently began using class dojo and love it! I can update my parents throughout the day on their child’s behavior, share pictures with them, and post reminders and information on a the class story for all parents to see (which is great because they rarely read the ones I post in the classroom). I also love that I can message the parents directly and vice verse without having to share my personal contact information. I would suggest this app to every teacher preschool age and older. ***my only suggestion for improvement would be that the app designers make a way for parents to download the pictures of their children shared with them. My parents have complained about having to screenshot the pictures they wanted saved.
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2 years ago, TU Greystones
I hate ClassDojo
I would give zero stars if Apple allowed me to do so. Let me start by saying I do not want to use this software in the first place. I don’t need to know the minutiae of my kids’ day at school. As an engaged parent, we talk at dinner every night about how their day was and what happened. Unfortunately for me, other parents apparently don’t mind getting minute by minute updates on their children. If this were not required by the school, I would not use the software at all. Where I get extremely frustrated is the constant nagging for me to buy a subscription to premium content when I don’t even want the free content. I find this app beyond obnoxious and would love for educators to focus on teaching rather than updating unnecessary software. Since I’m in the minority, my request is that the developer of ClassDojo offer the option to turn off the pestering requests to upgrade to something I never wanted in the first place. I will never upgrade this software and find the constant requests to upgrade make me dislike the software even more than I did before.
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6 months ago, totallyfrozen
Why not encourage parent participation?
Developers, I have a couple requests. This app is rather expensive so please read and consider. First, please update the Reward page. We need some icons added and we need to be able to move the icons to sort and organize the page. Now, the app is basically OK. The teachers use it to communicate with parents. Other than that, the “at home” parent side of the app is spartan and I don’t feel that I’m getting my money’s worth at all. For one thing, there isn’t a convenient way for parents to suggest improvements or features. The app is expensive and there doesn’t seem to be any obvious “feedback” link. Some very simple things ought to be done. For example, music is a very common and important part of an education, there are no music related icons to award points for music studies. There are silly icons like emoji faces, but no music icons? Seems like a significant oversight. That’s only one example. There should be a conspicuous way to offer these suggestions to the developers.
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6 years ago, Dcolato
Effective Teacher Tool
Class Dojo is a great classroom management tool that also allows for students to safely post their accomplishments for their classmates and parents to see. Like the fact that we can message parents about issues at school, and that we have the OPTION to write a note for any positive or negative feedback. Which teacher on the planet has time to document EVERY moment in the day? The messaging system is great for a blast to all parents or individual ones. I’m happy that you can sent photos and videos of student work and participation in class. If you’re a mentor at your school, then you have the option to communicate with all parents not just the ones in your class, this is great for school-wide announcements. The app has improved over the years, BUT I wouldn’t mind additional icons - even though you can upload your own.
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5 years ago, Ms. Robyn Baby
I will admit that when I first heard of this “Class Dojo”, I thought it was martial arts. However, after talking to other parents about this app and my husband and I using this app ourselves for 2 years now, WE love it! We especially love it when the teachers actually USE the app :-). I get that it can be difficult to post on dojo for each child, every day. I get it! I’d take every other day, honestly. Such a great way to check on my child throughout the day and gauge whether or not she should be rewarded for a good day or not, because according to my 2nd grader, EVERY day is a good day...not! I’m able to discuss things with her teacher or ask questions that I simply don’t have time to come into the school every day to ask. This helps a full time working mom soo much. A must use! I’m going to miss it when she gets to the grade where they no longer use class dojo.
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4 years ago, teri314
Rooms for improvement to reach 5 stars!
I don't understand how this app gets 5 stars. I’ve been using iOS version since September 2019 my son goes to Kindergarten. However, at the student’s report page, teacher input comments but it shows “Talking after whole cl.....”. My first thought was users should be able to view the whole description but it’s somehow cut off on the screen. I tried to click on the description to see if it’ll expand the full content but it doesn’t. If this app is about how we understand our kids are doing in school from teacher comments, then showing the full point description should be a very feature which this app failed. Secondly, it’s a suggestion that right now I can only see the parents from my son’s classroom when they comment on teacher’s posts. I do hope the app will include a “parents connection” feature so when it’s needed, parents can message each other and get connected for social or emergency purpose.
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11 months ago, MrJPhilbin
Amazing, and very helpful
You know it’s funny when you’re married with children and they start going to school and things start to change little by little you see them grow, and all you do is just…work knowing that you’re doing it for them. Sometimes things happen and you need a strong support group behind you and sometimes families are there even when you don’t know it. It’s great to have a family within the school system for children going through various situations and experiences that at the time may not be understood. This app put some things in perspective that helps add that little spark that you need sometimes to remind you of what’s important and it has been very helpful the school year during these changes. Thank you for all you do and keep up the good work.
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4 years ago, 8chelle88
Thank you
I work at an at risk school and communicating with parents has never been so easy!! This app has made it so easy to share positive feedback with family, share exciting events in class, keep parents up to date on our new learning goals, less handouts and creates an environment where my families can interact with each other and share fun ways to practice skills at home! This was a game changer for me. I work at a school where it is hard to get parent involvement, but 100% of my students have at least one family member on Dojo. I love the class wall where I can share news while group instead of creating newsletters or handouts. Each kid has a personal wall where I can share their success stories that only them and their family see. It’s like a scrapbook for their success. Messages allows me to talk to parents in private. Love this program!!
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2 months ago, Amazing old man
I love ClassDojo
I’m not going back to the house to go back to the office to see what I have done to work out with my work and my job and my new work is done and I’m going back to the in the r to help my students and I will have a great day at the school today at my house and my kids have been doing the work and I have a great time to work in and the office to see what the plan was for today so we will have to do a few things for you and I will have a good weekend with my friends family so we can do a good job on our future plans and we will have to the next year we are all set up with you and your new friends and we will be praying and pray that you will have a good time and I will pray that you have a good time together with my love love miss love love you so much love you and I hope you have a marry Christmas, if! Bye, Amy
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4 years ago, Mrs. Guz
I have been wanting to write an email to let you know how grateful I am for Class DoJo, I have been using it for little more than four years in my classroom. Class DoJo has helped lessen negative behaviors and encourage cooperation within and outside the classroom. The Big Ideas are AMAZING. I use them to set the tone each week of what social-emotional goal we are going to work on and then share it with parents in class story, so they can see what the “dip” and other key phrases are. The Portfolios have been a life saver during this switch to digital learning from home. I will continue to use Class DoJo for the remaining years of teaching and share my praise for this wonderful and thoughtful program. I can access my account on any device and is so user friendly. I can’t wait until you can purchase a MoJo stuffy I will be the first order!!!
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4 years ago, Polaris Bear.
This app needs an update!
So as it's my last year of 8th grade, and every year for every new 8th graders at the end of the year we have a yearbook. So I went on ClassDojo to find photos teachers have put up on there, I found a lot, yes but there was more to find. I couldn't find the pictures as fast as I'd like to because I had to keep on scrolling down to find it, and when I would accidentally leave the app to send the photos to the yearbook committee, I would have to start scrolling again from the very top. Not only is this annoying but another thing is happening, I would be down in the app that it would crash and reload me to the top. I advise that you guys add a feature where you can enter the month or day of what you're looking for. And another update that needs to be done is to make students able to text their teachers, not being able to text your teacher when YOU need something is just absurd especially when you have a connect and safe space with your teach that you don't want your parents know from you.
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5 years ago, Amanda Megan
Overall okay
This is the second app of its kind I’ve had for school-related stuff. My kids had Seesaw in years prior at a former school, and I really enjoyed that I only saw info that pertained to my kids in particular, unless it was something the whole school needed to see in Seesaw. In dojo, I see everything from every teacher, it seems. I also wish I had the ability to unfollow some people, as in instagram, in order to not see some of the overzealous school personnel who share things that have nothing to do with my kids whatsoever. With 4 kids in 3 different schools, who each have their own list of extracurriculars, and my spouse and I having our own multiple responsibilities outside of home and work... The unnecessary info sharing is just tedious, which leads me to ignoring the app and therefore occasionally missing vital information, as it seems to be the elementary school’s primary form of communication.
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1 year ago, Elisha912
Messages not coming through
I use the app as a teacher and parent. Not sure if that is where my issue stems from. On my teacher page, I continue to show that I have unread messages, but there are no new messages. Sometimes I don’t receive a notification messages are in my inbox. If I never check my desktop I’m unaware of a parent trying to communicate. As a parent, I can send a message to my child’s teacher and check consistently for a few days and no reply will be visible, yet after a few days the message will randomly appear and I see the teacher actually replied to me the same day I sent the original message. The class stories are also showing up on delay time frame as well. My app is currently up to date and so is my phone l. This is frustrating because this is the preferred way to communicate with my child’s teacher as well as the parents of the students in my class. I NEED this fixed.
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4 years ago, Wake me when better
What did I miss…
I wish there was an option to mark messages as read. Sometimes you get multiple messages throughout the day, sometimes even the same info from different people (teachers vs principal etc). Sometimes the same info multiple days in a row especially if there are tasks that need to be completed by a deadline. Because of this some info/tasks gets missed because the message is lost or buried between other messages. It would also decrease how many times messages need to be reposted because the staff would know that parents have the ability to better track “what may or may not have been missed”. You should even include the capability where teachers can see which students/parents have/have not read which messages; whether general or direct. Teachers are busy; parents are busy. Please include my suggestions to simplify overall communications.
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4 years ago, TASSFABS
More then an app, we’re a community!
This app has given us parents the capability to see what our children have and are continuing to learn in their classrooms’. This app give us the pleasure to view fun pictures and videos of classroom activities as well as the amazing programs, super fun social gatherings and awareness our school/teachers are bringing our children every day/ week. We all know the feeling when we ask our children, “ what did you learn/ do at school today?” Their answer is, “ I don’t know...I don’t remember...nothing!” Well, this app allows teachers to give us some of what our kids are learning and more. I too can send a personal message to my daughter’s teachers’ and get a response right away. There is no longer a communication barrier that keeps us disconnected from our children’s education. I love this app!! Just amazing!!!
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1 year ago, Bellebeauti
Functionality Requests - Global Search & Interaction Prompts
I have two suggestions: *Global Search - It would be great if we (parents) could search on the main page to find older posts. For example, I need to find a link that was posted back in July…that’s not easy considering there are new posts from the school usually multiple times a day. I’ve also sent this one through the help desk. *Interaction Prompts - I’ve talked to many parents/family that are have dojo but don’t interact with the teacher through it. A lot of them don’t know what to ask or say. If there were generic notifications that suggested conversation starters(Do know how your teacher likes to connect? Ask her how, Is daily homework struggle? Tell your teacher what will make it easier., Worried your kiddo isn’t making progress? Ask their teacher what’s their take. Etc)
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5 years ago, Deedee56748(:/?&009742-.?$&93:
2Nd Grade Teacher
From a teacher’s perspective, class dojo makes classroom management, incentives, and communication with parents easy. But after using classdojo for the first time this year, I don’t think that I will use it next year in my classroom. I believe the downfall of being so closely connected to parents and so easily accessible is that the parents start messaging you at 9:00 at night expecting you to give them an immediate answer concerning homework. What’s worse is that some parents start using the dojo text messaging system as a way to rudely vent to the teacher with various complaints about the school, her, etc. I might use it again in the distant future, but I really believe that some serious parameters need to be put in that manages parent responses. Having a text- message style system of communicating takes away the professionalism that is needed between teacher and parent.
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3 years ago, MamaHux3
Love it / hate the paid version
We love dojo and have been using it for the past 5 years! It gives us a piece of mind getting to see pictures of our kiddos and seeing their points through out the day. It’s also a fantastic tool for receiving important info and communication from the child’s teacher and the school as a whole. I also love using it for PTO to send reminders. The only thing I wish they wouldn’t have done is make it to where you have to pay to have a membership. If the kids want to change their monster avatar, some of the options are for membership, want to see more than one or two weeks of their points need a membership, want to do points at home, once again pay money for a membership. It wasn’t always like that and now that they are a big app that majority of schools use they have monetize it. Take the need for a membership out and I would give it 5 stars! (More than that if I could!)
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4 years ago, Claudea // Providence , RI
Needs a Major Notification Option Update
My child is 5 & I love seeing what he is up to in class however, he dosent have major responsibilities that I track with ClassDojo points. We go to sleep fairly early and use my phone as an alarm, so I set my volume to loud every night and am frequently disturbed by ClassDojo asking me if he earned a point today. No where on the app is there a setting to only notify me when his teacher posts. In order to have notifications on, this comes with being notified EVERY NIGHT between 9:30-10pm to ask if he has earned a class dojo point. At the very least, the notification could go off in the morning to ask me about his previous day opposed to in the middle of the night. My spouse and I both have this app on our phone and we just wish that this was an optional feature. What could have been a potentially great app is now tainted by this experience and has me counting down to his last day of school this year so that I can feel the relief of deleting this app.
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6 months ago, Waffles2Waffles
While the app itself is a great concept, its major downfall is the frequency which with they badger you to upgrade from free to a paid subscription. I love having all of the school announcements in the stories for me to view. I love the easy communication between each of my children’s teachers. I love being updated throughout the day with pictures, posts, etc. My only dislike is the constant pestering for you to upgrade to the paid app via emails or whenever you go into the app to do anything. None of us should have to pay to have our own children’s photos or progress reports. Personally, I’d never pay for a service simply to be able to view “read status.” I honestly don’t care whether I’ve been left on read or not. The app has nothing worthwhile to justify me paying for it, honestly. All of the paid options should be free, except the extra monster editing, but that should be a one time $1.99 fee type of deal.
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