Earlier this week I had a Google+ Hangout with Manoj Lamba from ClassDojo. He gave me an overview of the new ClassDojo iOS and Android apps that were released today. The new apps streamline workflow and communication for teachers. Now instead of having to use one app for messaging and one app for recording information about your students, you can do both from the one ClassDojo mobile app. On the parent and student side of things they can now check individual reports and use the messaging service from one app.
The other big update to ClassDojo’s mobile apps is the ability to send pictures in messages. Teachers can send pictures of events that are happening in school. Sending pictures could also be a good way to show parents something their children created in school.
Applications for Education
ClassDojo’s redesigned mobile app should make it easier than ever for teachers to keep parents informed about their students’ progress. Of course, the messaging feature still hides the personal contact information of the teacher and the of the parents. Parents have to opt-in to receive messages from the teacher. Teachers can still send messages to groups or to individual parents.