Is Class Dojo Simply More Work for Teachers?

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ClassDojo is a digital application that educators can use to encourage positive behavior and improved education outcomes for students. The main premise of the app is to facilitate more direct communication between educators and parents via a system they can use to directly message one another. Teachers can also use ClassDojo to send parents photos of students and reports about their behavior and performance in the classroom. 

ClassDojo is advertised as an effective means of changing kids' behavior at school. Students can sign up for their own ClassDojo accounts and create their own digital portfolios where educators can leave rated "Dojo Points" based on classroom behavior. It sounds like an innovative way to keep parents and teachers informed. But, is the app creating more work for everyone using it? Learn more about ClassDojo, along with what both parents and educators have had to say about it, to better understand its benefits and potential disadvantages.