ClassDojo has been featured on my site a handful of times the past few years because I think it is a truly transformative tool for educators. They’ve released a brand new update that takes all of its fantastic features to the next level. The new app is available on both iOS and Android devices and includes tailored views for teachers, students and parents – one app, three ways. Teachers get a view of their students and parents and parents see their child’s progress and can message with teachers. Students can keep up with their progress in realtime.
With enhanced messaging capabilities, ClassDojo Messaging lets teachers and parents communicate safely, securely and instantly. Teachers can message all parents, or just one at a time. In addition to text messages, teachers and parents can stay in touch easily with Voice Notes so teachers can record and send a message home without the need for a phone call. Teachers can also send parents messages with fun ClassDojo branded stickers, too. ClassDojo Photos lets teachers share photos of fun classroom moments, projects and documents in right away to parents, straight from the ClassDojo app. This refreshed ClassDojo app is about building the relationships that matter the most: teachers with students, teachers with parents, and parents with students!
Visit ClassDojo’s website to learn more and download the app today to get started!
Designed for families looking to keep their home tidy, the ChoreMonster app for iPads can also be used for classroom cleanup. It awards points and rewards children for completing different tasks. If you are looking to motivate younger students after center time or keep track of students performing jobs in your classroom, ChoreMonster is sure to come in handy.
This app works with just one iPad or can be set up for students in a one-to-one environment. It’s completely free to download and doesn’t have any in app purchases.
ClassDojo is a fantastic management tool that can truly transform student behavior in your classroom. Their mission is to help teachers improve behavior quickly and easily. Teachers can use ClassDojo’s website or one of their mobile apps to capture and generate data on behavior that can be shared with par
ents and administrators.
Each student will have their own monster avatar and teachers can award feedback points for behavior in class in real-time. Using a smartphone, tablet or laptop computer one click is all it takes to record behavior data. Kids can receive instant notifications and teachers can share reports with families. ClassDojo Messaging is another cool feature you’ll want to check out. It lets teachers communicate with parents quickly and easily – straight from a mobile device.
I’m so excited to announce the launch of a brand new video that shows ClassDojo in action! Listen to these stories and see the benefits of this customizable classroom tool:
Otus is a terrific management tool for teachers in one-to-one classrooms who want an easy way to keep track of student work, provide opportunities for collaboration, and so much more. I’ve had the opportunity to share Otus with my readers and webinar attendees and want to highlight one of the fantastic aspects of this powerful app – Otus is completely FREE for students and teachers.
With Otus teachers can keep track of participation, send notes to students, and take attendance. They can also recognize student behavior by awarding points and group students. The bookshelf feature lets teachers organize folders of resources to share with students – this can be done for whole class, individual, or create groups of students. Otus gives teachers the power to create, assign, and grade assessments. It is also simple to share these assessments with colleagues who may wish to use the same one or modify it for their students.
In my work curating resources for teachers I’ve come across plenty of great products that have some features for free and others that ask users to sign up for a subscription. Otus is a social enterprise. Its mission is to level the playing field by making technology easy-to-use and more affordable for all school districts. This business model means that Otus will always be free with no advertising or sales. It’s hard to believe it but they have the funding to provide this resource to teachers completely FREE!
Visit their website to learn more!
ClassDojo is an app that I recommend to teachers all the time! It’s a fantastic classroom management tool that can be used at all grade levels to keep track of student behavior data and make it easier to keep families informed.
This week they’ve released a new feature you’ll want to check out. ClassDojo will now have Shared Classes so teachers can collaborate when gathering information. For team teachers who share students or middle school teachers who see different classes throughout the day, this new update will definitely come in handy.
Learn more by visiting their website!