Hey Great Minds!
Just when you thought ClassDojo couldn’t get any better, BAM! Class Story is born! Class Story is Dojo’s latest feature to be added to this already amazing tool! If you missed part one of my ClassDojo reveal posts click here to catch up on all things new with ClassDojo!
Communicating with parents is a huge part of being an educator. Being able to quickly connect to parents by sending a message was probably one of the best features to ever be added to ClassDojo. It totally opened up a new window for parent communication. Class Story will definitely take things up a notch by opening the door to your classroom. This addition will help foster that sense of community by bringing your parents a central location to see what’s going on in your classroom.
Think about your wall or news feed from other social networking sites, same idea with Class Story except you are in complete control. We teachers love being in control! LOL You are the only one that can post and only connected parents can see these posts. The posts will appear automatically and you will be able to see what parents actually saw your post with read receipts.
Parents can interact with these posts by showing their support with clicking “like” on the posts. Class Story will not take the place of the messenger component but allow you to share new things with everyone. You can post pictures, announcements, reminders and more. Think about the things you can share from group pictures to projects, to class displays, etc. The possibilities are endless and you don’t have to worry about outsiders, so its completely safe. Since ClassDojo is a tool you are already using to monitor behaviors Class Story will now help encourage parents to check more frequently.
Think about the story you will tell using Class Story. I’d love to hear your ideas on how you plan to use ClassStory in your classroom this year. So share your ideas in the comments below or tweet about it using #classdojostory don’t forget to tag ClassDojo so they can share your excitement too!
Class Story will be live soon. In the meantime sign up to be a beta tester here so that you can help ClassDojo as they put the final touches on developing Class Story! If you want more info on ClassDojo click here to get to their website.
Thank you so much for reading! Please make sure you are following me on all social media sites by clicking the links above so you don’t miss Part 3 of my series on ClassDojo features in weeks to come. Follow me on Periscope @greatmindsteach I’ll be doing a demo of the new features soon and answering any questions on how I use ClassDojo in my classroom!