Communication

ClassDojo Launches School-Wide Features

ClassDojo, a communication platform for sharing classroom moments with parents and students, now allows school leaders to create online sharing communities for their whole school.

Until now, ClassDojo has been restricted to classroom-level sharing between teachers, parents and students. The platform allows them to share photos, videos and messages about daily events in the classroom in a secure online environment. However, teachers and school leaders have been asking for ways to create school communities on the platform, and over the past year, an increasing number of school leaders have been joining ClassDojo as "teachers" as a way of circumventing the classroom-level restriction and sending the company the message that the platform needed to expand to the school level.

The company got the message, and in January it set up a waitlist for school leaders who wanted to join. In the first week, five percent of principals in the United States joined the waitlist, according to a news release from the company. Since then, ClassDojo has been working to implement its first school-wide features.

New school-wide features of ClassDojo include:

  • School Leader Accounts, which let principals and other school leaders create their own accounts on ClassDojo; and
  • School Story, which allows teachers and school leaders to securely share photos, videos and messages with parents on the platform.

School-wide features are available now through the ClassDojo app, which can be found in the iOS App Store and Google Play Store.

Further information about the platform can be found on the ClassDojo site.

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Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at leilameyer@gmail.com.

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