Showing posts with label ClassDojo Class Story. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ClassDojo Class Story. Show all posts

Thursday, May 5, 2016

ClassDojo Introduces a New Feedback Option

ClassDojo is a popular tool for giving students feedback on class participation, behavior, and for keeping parents informed about classroom news. The feedback mechanism for teachers is to award points to students. Today, ClassDojo introduced a new "no points" feedback option. This option allows teachers to confirm that students did something, but doesn't assign a point value to it. This option could be good for keeping track of things like who took a turn as line leader during the week. ClassDojo published a lengthy post on the rationale for adding this new feedback option. I encourage you to read it.

ClassDojo can be used for more than just giving feedback to students. The ClassDojo Class Story feature provides a good way to keep parents informed of the good work that students are doing in your classroom. Watch the following video from my YouTube channel to learn how ClassDojo Class Story works.


Monday, October 5, 2015

ClassDojo Makes Translation Available to All Class Story Users

Six weeks ago when ClassDojo launched their Class Story feature some users noticed that there was a translation option available to them. This feature has now been enabled for all users of Class Story. The translation feature allows parents to select the language in which they want to read Class Story updates. The translation feature is available when viewing Class Story in your web browser. The feature will be available in the ClassDojo mobile apps soon.

Applications for Education
The new translation option in Class Story could help teachers keep more of their students' parents informed about things happening in their classrooms. Class Story itself provides a good middle ground between being a full-fledged blog and a simple SMS update delivery system.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

How to Use ClassDojo's New Class Story Feature

Earlier this month ClassDojo released a new feature called Class Story. Class Story allows you to post pictures, text, and links for parents and students to see within the ClassDojo apps and website. The feature is intended to help you keep parents informed about what's happening in your classroom. You can use Class Story on your iOS or Android device. You can also use it in the web browser on your laptop. In the video embedded below I provide a short demonstration of Class Story.


Applications for Education
Using Class Story is a good middle ground between being a full-fledged blog and a simple SMS update delivery system. Posting to Class Story could be a good way to share highlights of classroom activities and or reminders about upcoming events.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

ClassDojo Introduces a New Way to Communicate With Parents

A few weeks ago ClassDojo added a new feature for creating student groups within your ClassDojo classrooms. In that post I teased that more frequently requested features would be added to ClassDojo before summer's end. This week ClassDojo added another of those features in the form of what they're calling Class Story.

ClassDojo's Class Story is a feature intended to help you keep parents informed about what's happening in your classroom. Class Story provides a wall onto which you can post text and image updates for parents. Only parents whose students are in your classroom can see the updates and they cannot share them outside of the ClassDojo environment. Parents can "like" your posts on the Class Story wall. As a teacher you can see which parents have read the Class Story updates and which ones have not read the updates.

Applications for Education
ClassDojo Class Story could be a good supplement to using ClassDojo's messenger service. The Class Story feature is good for sharing the highlights of a class project or field trip. The messenger app is good for one-on-one communication with parents. Class Story will be available in the ClassDojo iOS, Android, and web apps. Click here to register for access today.