This entire suite of apps is a total failure. While it pretends to be a social way to communicate between the school, students, and teachers, it does not contain any of the basic features to make it useful. Just a few of the basic features it lacks: search (this is a nonstarter, the developer literally just has to call a simple built in function!), the ability to click on a person and see all of their posts, tagging, any sort of organization, a way to turn in tasks, a shared calendar, a file management system, etc. I could go on for days. What is criminal is who got paid off at the school district to convince them to use this piece of trash. What are they being paid and why can’t they hire even basic developers to fix this? Hint: Fivrr.
Do everyone a favor and let you school know not to use this fraud before you are stuck trying to navigate it. You have been warned!
Now that parents and students are forced to work from home. We need reliable and solid apps to help. Classdojo is the app selected by Miami-Dade county and it is a nightmare. Teachers ask for images of assignments to be posted, but the app does not work. All images show pending and teachers do not see any images!! You try the help secrion and the help section tell you about sections that do not appear in the app at all! TERRIBLE experience! However created this app must be ashamed to be called a developer! I have to give 1 star because I could not post the review without any stars!!
I love the ability to give point and redeem them for positive reinforcement. I also love the ability to contact parents in a way that’s both comfortable for them and me. My only complaint is that the notifications don’t always work. I have updated my notification settings many times and still am missing messages from parents. I will go into the app periodically and find that parents contacted me three days ago and the app had no notification sign. I have restarted my phone and updated notification settings and believe that this is an internal app problem.
Evelyna loves watching the videos. She wants to watch them repeatedly. Evelyna misses her teachers and classmates. At 4 years old, she doesn’t have a clear comprehension of why school is closed. At the end of each day, Evelyna asks if she can go back to school tomorrow. Evelyna always smiles and looks at Ms. Lynch with love in her eyes when she sees the videos. It makes her happy, and she feels a connection with her teachers. I am very grateful for the strong support the teachers have displayed for the children.
I just realized that the app doesn’t contain many of the features and most of the comments that are on the online page. I spent many hours in frustration and confusion this week trying to find things the teacher told me to look at but were not on the app at all. I have no idea why one would use the app? It’s worse to have it than not have it because you miss what is going on in the “classroom.”
Omg my teacher are using this app! Just because of the coronavirus ,we had to stay home. This app is perfect if you need to have remote learning! But some changes that you might need is to like re-do what you sender to ur teachers.For example, when I accidentally sender my teacher an unfinished work I wanted to edit it but I can’t so please make an update that we can edit stuff!No Hate!!
Teaching remotely isn’t easy for any grade level. However, ClassDojo has allowed me to continue providing virtual lessons for my PreK students. It also allows me direct contact with all parents and families in one easy location. This app is single handedly allowing me to keep my class connected even though we can’t be together in person due to the global crisis.
As a parent, I think this app is great for communicating with my kids school teachers!
I do have one request for the developers, please add the ability to auto save my messages before I have tapped the submit/send button. My wife just FaceTime me as I was typing a message to a teacher and now I have to type the message again.
I use class dojo because my child’s teacher uses it to keep in touch with parents but I’m not interested in anything being that. A one time fee to support the developers but I am not interested in a monthly subscription and I find it irritating that class dojo is so pushy about it. Other than that it’s definitely a five star service.
I would love to see children’s classes be separated. With us out for covid-19, I have a crazy amount of messages and can’t filter them as kid 1 and kid 2. Like two different pages where you’d only see the one class’s messages and assignments. It would make it so much easier. Is there a way to fix this in an update coming up?