My name is Claudia and I'm a teacher who helps parents with their kids remote and distance learning as well as well as how kids can best learn online and with technology!

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Class Dojo: What is it good for?

Updated: May 15, 2020


Class Dojo is an online learning platform for kids with fun, colourful characters

What is Class Dojo? 

A website that acts as an online classroom where students, teachers and parents connect.


What is Class Dojo for?

Different schools may use ClassDojo for all or only some of its features. For example I used it to share weekly photos with parents on my ‘class story’ and to award ‘Dojo’ points, but it is now also used by students at my school to upload work. Students upload different types of files and a ‘Portfolio’ is created which can be scrolled through by parent, student or teacher.


What are some things that can be confusing about Class Dojo?

  • One family may be provided with parent access and one or more students accounts

  • Many ways to connect to student accounts can be confusing

  • No username/password access for students (they will either need their QR code, the url or a new access code)

  • Access codes expire after 48 hours


Why Class Dojo is worth it:

  • Children love the randomized monster characters they get for their profile icon 

  • ​Easy way to share photos, videos and get comments from teacher

  • Can be used flexibly depending on the needs of the school and the student

  • There is an app (which allows easier switching between parent and student account)

  • Useful for teachers to track students remote learning 

  • LOTS of written and video support at their ‘ZenDesk’

  • The Class Dojo team truly care about our children - read about why I think so here!

Overall I would advise struggling parents to stick with it as Class Dojo is very simple once you get all your access sorted. Read their instructions carefully and follow them even if they seem strange. Be proactive and check if the answer to your issue is in their ZenDesk before giving up!

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