Parent teacher meetings are one of the challenges that many people in the education system complain about. At times, the breakdown happens because the student is being truant and does not want the issue addressed. Class Dojo is an application that was created in 2011 to try and clear up the communication path between the teacher, students and the parents. The application has been used by many people and they claim that it is the best way that the stakeholders in a child’s education can follow up on the progress of their children. It communicates about the classroom activities and also the co-curricular activities.
Many improvements have been made to the application. For instance, there was a recent $21 million update that has made it possible for the parents to know the daily progress of their kids throughout the course of the school year. This has been seen as one of the best ways to avoid the surprises that normally happen when the child has been keeping issues from school a secret and the parent is shocked to learn about them during the annual parent-teacher meeting. Class Dojo is the brain child of Liam Don and Sam Chaudhary. The funding that they have received will assist them in figuring out the changes that can make the experience of using the application better for the parents. The App is useful both during the school hours and at home.
Based on en.wikipedia.org, the main use of the application is to improve the communication process between parents and their kid about academics. Already, 85000 schools are using it and their reach is expanding. It is useful for kid between kindergarten and the eighth grade. There are other features that are being added to the applications, which will make it possible for parents to pay directly for activities such as field trips for their children and generally improve the connection between home and school.
For more about the App, see https://www.amazon.com/ClassDojo/dp/B01AIM0EGO