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ClassDojo

ClassDojo

ClassDojo

ClassDojo is a beautiful communication app for teachers, parents, and students.

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  • img Community
    It’s hard to teach when you’re trying to wrangle 20 small humans. This app can help you with managing your classroom and making it an environment where learning is possible.
    img by Chuong
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Can parents reward kids also or just teachers?
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Great app for rewarding kids
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    ClassDojo is a create classroom platform and community for K-12 teachers, students, and parents. It's a fun way to stay in communication and provide updates as well as encouragement to keep up a good teacher/student relationship while online.
    img by Jeff
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    This app lets you hold a virtual classroom and implement quizzes, ideal if you're dealing with classes of 15, 20 or even 30 students. You can also provide feedback to parents through the app to update them on their children's progress.
    img by George
    5 months ago
  • img Community
    When you have a classroom of 20 or so children in it, one of the things you want is for everything to go smoothly This incredible app has a lot of different features that help teachers not only with communicating with parents but with their daily classroom life.
    img by Aubrey
    4 months ago
  • img Community
    This is a super-easy way of making education fun for your nieces and nephews. You can help with their learning by tracking their progress and giving them encouragement, so they know you're 100% behind them.
    img by Stefan
    2 months ago
  • img Expert
    1. Help students build individual skills by rewarding them with fun shoutouts! Congratulate them on their efforts with positive reinforcement
    2. Digital Portfolios function allows both students and teachers to find all student assignments in one easy-to-reach place
    3. Skip the chaos of trying to please every child when creating group work! Group Maker function randomly assigns groups so you don't have to

    Reviewed by Katelyn on May 14, 2018

  • Honest app review Oct 18, 2018

    By Serapheenie
    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!!!!
  • Sep 24, 2021

    By Katrina R. Johnson Hines
    I Love this app because it keeps in tuned with my child progress and it also very Great!! for giving my child rewards from home to school I am also able to learn more about there teacher's and a lot more it's a Big help for parent's like me who are unable to travel independently. Thank you!!! Dekalb County School System for making it a lot easier for me and my family. Katrina Johnson-Hines
  • Honest app review Oct 18, 2018

    By Serapheenie
    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!!!!
  • Sep 24, 2021

    By Katrina R. Johnson Hines
    I Love this app because it keeps in tuned with my child progress and it also very Great!! for giving my child rewards from home to school I am also able to learn more about there teacher's and a lot more it's a Big help for parent's like me who are unable to travel independently. Thank you!!! Dekalb County School System for making it a lot easier for me and my family. Katrina Johnson-Hines
  • Fun and effective Oct 23, 2017

    By allkindsofunusual
    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!
  • Sep 25, 2021

    By Leilani
    I love ClassDojo! I get to keep in touch with my children's teachers & their classmates parents. We get to share pictures & get updated info. Soon as the teacher sends me a message I get a notification. I like to get my messages this way because I'd get way too much notifications if I used email. So far so good. I wish every teacher would communicate using ClassDojo.
  • Sep 10, 2021

    By Anitra Jackson
    I absolutely love the Class Dojo app! It's the quickest and coolest way for me and my family to communicate with the teacher about my daughter's day at school. We are able to send general (and private) messages, view completed work that the teacher posts, and be able to keep up with all the happenings in her class as well as the whole school! All in all, it's 100% the best way to be involved in my daughter's educational journey from anywhere at anytime!!! Just a fantastic app!!!
  • Sep 23, 2021

    By PosterGirl's World
    I like the Dojo and have had it installed on every phone ive had for the last 3 or 4 school yrs. It allows me to keep up with my child's activities and i can also keep in touch with teachers. However, I DON'T agree w the fact that it is a PAID service. I don't understand why parents have to pay to keep up with their children and staff. I will not be using the paid version i actually don't think there is much of a difference.
  • Dojo points at home Feb 6, 2020

    By M.Fame13
    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.
  • Sep 15, 2021

    By A Google user
    This app is just okay I thought if you paid the premium for a year l would be able to click on and see what's going with my child (grandson) and if it don't involve him and his daily progress report I don't need to see all those pictures of what other children are doing send that to their parent or grandparent, Now if it's a group thing yes of course send it to everybody
  • Sep 21, 2021

    By Whitney Martin
    it's been an awesome tool to keep in touch with teachers! rewards can be given to kids in school and home for good work and behavior. easy,fast,convenient. picture sharing of the kids events in school can be easily posted by teachers so parents can see kids as they are in class. never had a tech issue.
  • Most recent changes Feb 2, 2018

    By pcwittmann
    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.
  • Mixed review Nov 8, 2018

    By GunMik
    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 !
  • Basic messaging app but not much else Sep 23, 2021

    By JoeShiro
    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.
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By Tasha Garrett
    Normally I love this app, but I've been having some major difficulties with it lately. It takes forever (when it works) to switch between the story and messages. I deleted it, redownloaded it, and now I can't get it to install. Please fix this because when it works I use it everyday!
  • Sep 14, 2021

    By Brandon Kimble
    The concept is great and it helps to break down the parent/teacher barrier and allows the parent to know what's going on in their kids school. My main issue, and this goes right there with childcare itself as well, does it have be so expensive? I understand that developers need a wage too, but if my school requires it, and there's 1000 kids in the school, 2 parents per household and its $60 a year, that's $120,000/year...FROM 1 SCHOOL!
  • Could be better Apr 24, 2020

    By sallyj456
    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.
  • Sep 10, 2021

    By Lillian Fiscus
    I've been using this for the past 4 years and love the convenience of always staying connected to my kids school and teachers but I have ALWAYS had problems with the app not updating, loading or refreshing. I am constantly missing important messages and posts from my kids teachers and their school and when I do get them it's almost always too late and it's so frustrating because I really do love this app but it's really frustrating when it messes up!
  • Sep 24, 2021

    By Jonathan Bombard
    App works fine for what it is, ads and baiting for ads are absolutely ridiculous. Give me an option to say I will never pay for premium and stop trying to get me to pay for premium, and I'll give you more stars. I would not have this app if my kids school didn't use it. Still, the app is well put together.
  • Sep 23, 2021

    By rebone dikgole
    app was great until I stopped getting notifications for my other songs teacher in grade 4. I cannot communicate with the teacher also.all prior communication or messages are also gone no access to them...so frustrating cos I keep missing important things that the school notifies regarding grade 4s...I've uninstalled and installed, I've tried using my laptop to no avail...and it cannot be my phone it's an advance device .please help
  • Sep 12, 2021

    By Sarah Bowen
    On a whole Dojo is great. Always had trouble with notifications coming through but since the latest update it's a nightmare, hard to navigate, hard for the kids to actually do any work set, needs a save function so all work isn't lost half way through and the constant PAY NOW pops ups are unreal. Falling out of love with Dojo
  • Sep 24, 2021

    By Cynthia Tsosie
    Ive put my review on here 2 days ago and it got taken down. Theres no option to unsubscribe from the Plus version and besides it wasnt worth even getting this APP because there is no daily or weekly updates from the teacher at all. Definitly not worth mine or childs time. I had to call my bank to get charges disputed which will take another 10 business days. Very upset with this APP
  • img Community
    It’s hard to teach when you’re trying to wrangle 20 small humans. This app can help you with managing your classroom and making it an environment where learning is possible.
    img by Chuong
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Can parents reward kids also or just teachers?
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Great app for rewarding kids
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    ClassDojo is a create classroom platform and community for K-12 teachers, students, and parents. It's a fun way to stay in communication and provide updates as well as encouragement to keep up a good teacher/student relationship while online.
    img by Jeff
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    This app lets you hold a virtual classroom and implement quizzes, ideal if you're dealing with classes of 15, 20 or even 30 students. You can also provide feedback to parents through the app to update them on their children's progress.
    img by George
    5 months ago
  • img Community
    When you have a classroom of 20 or so children in it, one of the things you want is for everything to go smoothly This incredible app has a lot of different features that help teachers not only with communicating with parents but with their daily classroom life.
    img by Aubrey
    4 months ago
  • img Community
    This is a super-easy way of making education fun for your nieces and nephews. You can help with their learning by tracking their progress and giving them encouragement, so they know you're 100% behind them.
    img by Stefan
    2 months ago
  • img Expert
    1. Help students build individual skills by rewarding them with fun shoutouts! Congratulate them on their efforts with positive reinforcement
    2. Digital Portfolios function allows both students and teachers to find all student assignments in one easy-to-reach place
    3. Skip the chaos of trying to please every child when creating group work! Group Maker function randomly assigns groups so you don't have to

    Reviewed by Katelyn on May 14, 2018

  • Honest app review Oct 18, 2018

    By Serapheenie
    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!!!!
  • Sep 24, 2021

    By Katrina R. Johnson Hines
    I Love this app because it keeps in tuned with my child progress and it also very Great!! for giving my child rewards from home to school I am also able to learn more about there teacher's and a lot more it's a Big help for parent's like me who are unable to travel independently. Thank you!!! Dekalb County School System for making it a lot easier for me and my family. Katrina Johnson-Hines
  • Fun and effective Oct 23, 2017

    By allkindsofunusual
    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!
  • Sep 25, 2021

    By Leilani
    I love ClassDojo! I get to keep in touch with my children's teachers & their classmates parents. We get to share pictures & get updated info. Soon as the teacher sends me a message I get a notification. I like to get my messages this way because I'd get way too much notifications if I used email. So far so good. I wish every teacher would communicate using ClassDojo.
  • Sep 10, 2021

    By Anitra Jackson
    I absolutely love the Class Dojo app! It's the quickest and coolest way for me and my family to communicate with the teacher about my daughter's day at school. We are able to send general (and private) messages, view completed work that the teacher posts, and be able to keep up with all the happenings in her class as well as the whole school! All in all, it's 100% the best way to be involved in my daughter's educational journey from anywhere at anytime!!! Just a fantastic app!!!
  • Sep 21, 2021

    By Whitney Martin
    it's been an awesome tool to keep in touch with teachers! rewards can be given to kids in school and home for good work and behavior. easy,fast,convenient. picture sharing of the kids events in school can be easily posted by teachers so parents can see kids as they are in class. never had a tech issue.
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By probir karmokar
    This app is truly amazing! I have the app on my dad's phone, and like WOW! Last year, my 3rd grade teacher will like send messages through ClassDojo about important details, and my old school will like send pictures, or reminders about something. And ClassDojo, tells me routines I should do in the morning. Like wow! This app is the best! ❤️❤️❤️
  • Participation test grade Mar 16, 2018

    By murnanator
    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.
  • Great! Jun 12, 2019

    By 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.
  • Sep 21, 2021

    By LaShern Neal
    ClassDojo is a wonderful way to see how and what your child is/ has learned through out the week. I feel more connected in my child's academic growth. It's so nice not only hearing from your child what she has done, but also seeing through pictures what. exactly she's talking about.
  • Sep 23, 2021

    By PosterGirl's World
    I like the Dojo and have had it installed on every phone ive had for the last 3 or 4 school yrs. It allows me to keep up with my child's activities and i can also keep in touch with teachers. However, I DON'T agree w the fact that it is a PAID service. I don't understand why parents have to pay to keep up with their children and staff. I will not be using the paid version i actually don't think there is much of a difference.
  • Most recent changes Feb 2, 2018

    By pcwittmann
    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.
  • Disappointed Feb 15, 2019

    By 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.
  • Great app for quick communication! Sep 22, 2017

    By jerseybird
    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.
  • Overall okay Oct 27, 2018

    By Amanda Megan
    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.
  • What did I miss… Aug 12, 2020

    By Wake me when better
    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.
  • 2Nd Grade Teacher May 23, 2019

    By Deedee56748(:/?&009742-.?$&93:
    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.
  • Amazing Teaching Tool! Mar 7, 2021

    By Pre-K4Life<3
    I have been using ClassDojo in my preschool classroom for the last two years. It has changed my classroom. From the teaching resources it provides to the improved relationships with parents. I’ve received countless glowing reviews from the parents as they gain insight to their little learners school experience. In fact, it’s such an amazing tool we will likely begin implementing it in all our classrooms including the daycare rooms (infants+)! The only reason I didn’t give it five stars was because there are two things I feel would really improve the program. 1st - enable parents to download videos from their children’s portfolio. They can save photos but not videos. 2nd - transfer the children’s portfolios with them as they move up a class. I’ve been experimenting with it as we have discussed using it in all the school and have noticed that their pictures/videos/etc from their portfolio disappear when you move them from one class to another. I think continuing their portfolios the entire time they remain at the same school location would not only be an amazing tool for assessing progression but also develop an increased sentimental attachment to the app for parents increasing their appreciation for the app. I SUGGEST EVERY TEACHER USES THIS APP FROM DAYCARE TO PRESCHOOL THROUGH ELEMENTARY. Thank you ClassDojo for improving my classroom.
  • Please fix iPhone audio issues Mar 18, 2020

    By Akutyger
    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!
  • Posts and pictures. Jul 7, 2020

    By Queen Bee Li
    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.
  • Dojo points at home Feb 6, 2020

    By M.Fame13
    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.
  • Sep 15, 2021

    By A Google user
    This app is just okay I thought if you paid the premium for a year l would be able to click on and see what's going with my child (grandson) and if it don't involve him and his daily progress report I don't need to see all those pictures of what other children are doing send that to their parent or grandparent, Now if it's a group thing yes of course send it to everybody
  • Sep 13, 2021

    By S L West
    Finicky app, expensive for what it is! First, navigation is finicky. It's difficult to get into the teacher pages from the parent portal on my Android phone. Sometimes the classes want to open, sometimes not. Secondly, for a connection to others app, it's cost prohibitive. I may pay 2-3$ a month for an app like this, but $8?!? That's the price of Netflix and they pay royalties for all the content they stream. Way more parents would use this if there was an annual rate of around $24-$36!!
  • Rooms for improvement to reach 5 stars! Feb 26, 2020

    By teri314
    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.
  • Love it / hate the paid version Sep 8, 2020

    By MamaHux3
    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!)
  • When. Company wants money and the quality changes Aug 13, 2019

    By Determined mother
    I loved this app when it originally came out because it keeps me up to date, my son created his monster and I get to stay in touch with my 1st sons teachers. It was awesome when it was basic but now all this extra dumb crap had been added so they can receive money. It’s not fair to my kids coming after my first that won’t be able to customize a character or certain tools that were free are being charged. I can’t customize girl creature for her because you want us to pay you for it. This app is not that valuable, this was also a suggestion from the school. Pretty soon this app is going to charge money for keeping in contact with the teachers and receiving basic updates. There not that much freedom in this app anymore. I’m sorry the moment you started asking for money you showed your greed and I don’t appreciate that.
  • Very average in comparison to other apps Sep 19, 2019

    By Sun-kissed Queen
    No ability to send voice messages like you’re able to on the Remind app & no ability for a group message with the teacher and parents/guardians so it always leaves one parent having to screenshot and relay to the next parent. This seems like it should have been a very standard feature. I should be able to create a message with my child’s teacher, myself and my husband so we can all message and see updates in real time but because there’s no option to do this I’m aggravatingly ALWAYS having to screenshot my husband messages from the teacher. Voice messages should also be a thing for this app. It’s quick and something parents can do on the go if need be and allows teachers to communicate more effectively. Sometimes, it’s better to hear the tone of someone for some messages than to read them.
  • Some easy fixes needed Nov 22, 2019

    By BlareBone
    I’m a teacher, and my school uses this app exclusively. I like features like messaging and recording videos to communicate with parents. These are fairly quick and easy. However there are some annoying facets that I think would be easy to fix and make Dojo more user- friendly. 1. Allow teachers to edit and organize classes. I’m a music teacher, so I am a co-teacher with 21 classes, but they’re all disorganized. I wish I could group them together into the order in which I see them. 2. Allow teachers to move student avatars in the app. I would find this very useful in creating seating charts for my 21 classes. Right now, I have to toggle between Dojo and another app for the seating charts. Let’s get this all in one app please! 3. When recording a video, allow teachers to turn their camera to landscape view. As it is now, if I rotate my iPad sideways, Dojo keeps the video in the same portrait orientation. I’ve learned the hard way (and embarrassingly) that the app won’t rotate the video. 4. Allow cut and paste functions. I sometimes send the same message to multiple classes, but I have to re-type every time. Also, I can’t figure out how to send a message to my co-teacher. Please add them to the list of possible recipients!
  • Being generous with 3 stars… Aug 26, 2021

    By kaizenorg
    We have challenges with the user friendliness of this app often. My child’s name is misspelled. It doesn’t update well. Sometimes my child has 2 accounts and sometimes just 1. Right now the one I use in my cell is “grayed out” so I can only get in through the App Store! Around here teachers use it as they want so 1 year his teacher uses a lot and well and the next year his teacher doesn’t use at all. And I have to see the “buy the upgrade garb” all the time even though I don’t want it (or I don’t want to have to pay for something not being used regularly). I’d really like to remove dojo so I can utilize that phone space better but I can’t. Honestly, this school system has a couple of apps they could be using that would be WONDERFUL and very helpful but they don’t?!?! Anyway best to all.
  • Parents Cannot Delete!!! Oct 8, 2017

    By HSW2B
    In the hands of the right teacher this app is great. As a parent, however, I did not like the fact that I could not delete or even just hide messages. My children's teachers use this app significantly. This is great, because it makes me feel like I know more of what goes on in class all day with my child that is not a talker. But after a while, the message list gets long and there are some messages I regret sending after a week or two and don't want to be reminded of them over and over every time I open the app. I only want to see the most recent posts or the ones I still need to take action on. So the ability to hide messages as a parent makes a world of difference in our continued use of this product. Otherwise we'll just stop using it after a month or two.
  • Mixed review Nov 8, 2018

    By GunMik
    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 !
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By Tasha Garrett
    Normally I love this app, but I've been having some major difficulties with it lately. It takes forever (when it works) to switch between the story and messages. I deleted it, redownloaded it, and now I can't get it to install. Please fix this because when it works I use it everyday!
  • Sep 14, 2021

    By Brandon Kimble
    The concept is great and it helps to break down the parent/teacher barrier and allows the parent to know what's going on in their kids school. My main issue, and this goes right there with childcare itself as well, does it have be so expensive? I understand that developers need a wage too, but if my school requires it, and there's 1000 kids in the school, 2 parents per household and its $60 a year, that's $120,000/year...FROM 1 SCHOOL!
  • Could be better Apr 24, 2020

    By sallyj456
    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.
  • Sep 10, 2021

    By Lillian Fiscus
    I've been using this for the past 4 years and love the convenience of always staying connected to my kids school and teachers but I have ALWAYS had problems with the app not updating, loading or refreshing. I am constantly missing important messages and posts from my kids teachers and their school and when I do get them it's almost always too late and it's so frustrating because I really do love this app but it's really frustrating when it messes up!
  • Sep 24, 2021

    By Jonathan Bombard
    App works fine for what it is, ads and baiting for ads are absolutely ridiculous. Give me an option to say I will never pay for premium and stop trying to get me to pay for premium, and I'll give you more stars. I would not have this app if my kids school didn't use it. Still, the app is well put together.
  • Sep 23, 2021

    By rebone dikgole
    app was great until I stopped getting notifications for my other songs teacher in grade 4. I cannot communicate with the teacher also.all prior communication or messages are also gone no access to them...so frustrating cos I keep missing important things that the school notifies regarding grade 4s...I've uninstalled and installed, I've tried using my laptop to no avail...and it cannot be my phone it's an advance device .please help
  • Sep 12, 2021

    By Sarah Bowen
    On a whole Dojo is great. Always had trouble with notifications coming through but since the latest update it's a nightmare, hard to navigate, hard for the kids to actually do any work set, needs a save function so all work isn't lost half way through and the constant PAY NOW pops ups are unreal. Falling out of love with Dojo
  • Needs a Major Notification Option Update Dec 13, 2019

    By Claudea // Providence , RI
    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.
  • Awesome when it was free Apr 25, 2020

    By Tugkrefd
    For about 3 years I consistently used Class Dojo as my main behavior tracker. That little “Ding” made my students behave wonderfully! After taking a year sabbatical, I am now looking back into using it for homeschooling my own children. I am SO disappointed that Class Dojo is requiring a subscription to use most features, mainly the point system that I loved. I think the Beyond School feature sounds awesome but again, a monthly subscription is not in my budget.,I’d be willing to pay if it was a lower one-time fee. But $60 a year to reward my kids? No thank you. Even if I was still teaching I wouldn’t pay that. Teachers already have to pay for every little thing. Why not keep what was free in the first place free? (Unlimited skill goals, points, etc). I love Class Dojo, it’s an amazing tool. I’m just so disappointed they are now charging so much. I will not be upgrading and will have to settle with something else.
  • Basic messaging app but not much else Sep 23, 2021

    By JoeShiro
    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.
  • Sep 24, 2021

    By Cynthia Tsosie
    Ive put my review on here 2 days ago and it got taken down. Theres no option to unsubscribe from the Plus version and besides it wasnt worth even getting this APP because there is no daily or weekly updates from the teacher at all. Definitly not worth mine or childs time. I had to call my bank to get charges disputed which will take another 10 business days. Very upset with this APP
  • This app needs an update! Jun 1, 2020

    By Polaris Bear.
    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.
  • I’m pretty mad about what just happened May 9, 2020

    By JV2300$$!!!
    I’m in middle school and most of my teachers use class dojo during the pandemic. Most of my work is done on the website instead of the app on the phone since it is easier to switch tabs for school work. While I stood up late to finish up some work that took me hours, my progress reset out of nowhere. It’s absolutely pathetic to me that that happened. If this can be fixed where I am trying to switch tabs for school work without having to worry about my progress deleting then please fix this somehow. I stood up all night trying to finish some work and it went away. This is stressing me out so much because I stood up all night just to finish it and get some sleep but now I’m going to have to re do all of my work putting a lot of pressure on myself and stress. I’m also now worrying about the progress resetting. Please fix this. The app is great but I am just really mad about what just happened which is why it’s a 1 star rating, even though in general it is a 4-5.
  • Bad app design and feature lacking May 7, 2018

    By Nickname unavailable yet again
    My biggest gripe with this app is lack of modern features. How hard would it be to add notification customization? I personally don’t want to be notified when other teachers or school staff post nonsense on the Instagram style timeline. Why can’t the developers have options to only notify me when something important happens, like a direct message or a post by my child’s actual teacher. The only notification options are through iOS itself and that’s just on or off. Also, let the user choose if they want email notifications on top of app notifications. This overly general notification style is outdated and makes me want to turn notifications completely off. But, of course I can’t turn notifications off because then I’ll miss a rare post that I actually need to be notified of. For an app that’s used nationwide by schools, it’s disappointing that the parent company can’t find a better app developing team to bring this app into the 2018s.
  • Costs money Apr 27, 2021

    By Clinthorwath74
    Firstly, I’m disappointed that my daughter’s public school is trying to push an app that costs money. If you want to do anything useful or let your kid do anything fun on this app then you better believe you are paying for it. And it’s not like it’s just 2 or 3 bucks either, it’s ridiculously expensive for the small amount of services it provides. But all of this alone would be forgivable, if they would just STOP sending me notifications. I deleted the entire app off my device and I am still receiving notifications a full year and a half later. I had no intentions of writing a review for this crap app, I was just going to let it go. But you keep harassing me, so I hope people read this and don’t bother wasting their time with it. When a public school teacher tells you to download the app and use it just be aware that the school is not paying for it, and the basic free part of the app is as good as useless.
  • Horrible app Nov 20, 2019

    By dojo is horrible
    We have had to endure this app for 2 years now. Albeit, it’s great for school updates and communicating with the teachers .... The worst part is the behavioral aspect. I have watched as teachers stand in the hallways, phones in hand and criticize their students.... just clicking their phones like an encampment. This app allows teachers to condemn students for any kind of obtrusive behavior. I was shocked to see the way they use it. It’s supposed to be a positive tool! In a recent discussion with a Starling teacher... it was said that it is much EASIER to push the “negative dojo” then positive. Really?!?!! This DIRECTLY affects the child. It is a BULLYING tool for teachers. I seriously can’t wait till the creators of this app are faced with a massive lawsuit. They need to know the mental destruction and fear that our children are put through day in and day out. They are being told , throughDojo “how bad they are, how they can’t do anything right”...like my son. Wake up!!!
  • Complete fail! Apr 2, 2020

    By Fox is worthless
    This entire suite of apps is a total failure. While it pretends to be a social way to communicate between the school, students, and teachers, it does not contain any of the basic features to make it useful. Just a few of the basic features it lacks: search (this is a nonstarter, the developer literally just has to call a simple built in function!), the ability to click on a person and see all of their posts, tagging, any sort of organization, a way to turn in tasks, a shared calendar, a file management system, etc. I could go on for days. What is criminal is who got paid off at the school district to convince them to use this piece of trash. What are they being paid and why can’t they hire even basic developers to fix this? Hint: Fivrr. Do everyone a favor and let you school know not to use this fraud before you are stuck trying to navigate it. You have been warned!
  • Junk. Unsubscribed and deleted Oct 23, 2019

    By PanteraFan922
    I had the free version and was prompted multiple times to get the “beyond” version. After being harassed on multiple occasions to upgrade and my kid seeing that he couldnt use the additional monster modifications unless he got past a certain point or had a paid version, I gave in. While it may be on behalf of the teacher to be more interactive with the program to use it to the best of it’s abilities, for 7.99 a month this program is a ripoff. There is no additional benefit to the child in place of using a white board for goals and to give rewards such as real stickers, group outings, additional playtime on gaming devices, etc. This is what youre app is doing anyways, only with suggestions.. It was also constantly prompting me for my gmail password and was almost impossible to unsubscribe from. Glad I got out before it whacked me with another 7.99
  • Nag Nag Jan 30, 2020

    By Aaron Boggs
    App constantly nags to purchase. It’s annoying to use the app. Teachers only use it when they choose and we never know if there is something we had to know that day is in the stories or messages. With all the busy worksheets they send home they can’t send a note, events calendar or agendas? I have to hunt through dojo. SMH. Then the kids are scored in the semester on their dojo points which is an imaginary point system they don’t even see so it’s is no mind to them. They don’t care if you deduct 100 points. They don’t see them and have no clue what they are. When I ask them why they got dojo points deducted they don’t know what I’m talking about and sometimes don’t even know they got in trouble. Teachers will deduct whole class for hallway behavior and kids don’t even know. What true purpose does the app have? It’s not providing any behavioral guidance to the student.

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