It has been over two years since we wrote this blog post about Class Dojo! Within that time, Class Dojo has made some significant updates to their program yet it has remained a free service to educators! The blog post this week is being written to share the power of digital portfolios and to provide a resource that can be used by all of our learners to stay connected with their families. The Class Dojo portfolio resource is a great tool that can be used by all learners in TK-8 simply by taking and posting pictures of work to an activity that the teacher creates!
Digital portfolios have the power to share work and keep an ongoing online record of student achievements and work. When using the Class Dojo portfolios, students can add work during school hours or even from home. Teachers would simply need to create an activity and have students upload a picture or screenshot of the activity…imagine how much easier this would make collecting homework!
This week, I was talking with a teacher who began using Class Dojo Portfolios in her classroom. While we were talking, one of the grade two students chimed in and was so excited about the screenshot of her Imagine Math Facts which she would be sharing on her Class Dojo portfolio! How empowering is it when parents can see the learning objectives actually being done by their students in real-time?? How empowering is it for our students to be able to share their work with more than their teacher and their fellow classmates? How will access to student portfolios change the conversations parents have at home – instead of asking about what students learned that day, the conversation now becomes a focus on how student work was completed instead of what!