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Inventory of ICT tools and open educational resources

Welcome to the inventory of freely available online tools and open educational resources for language teaching and learning developed by the ICT-REV project! The inventory contains a list of tools that have been evaluated with specific criteria in mind. Read more

ClassDojo

ClassDojo is a mobile app that aggregates tools for teaching and managing classrooms. You can, for instance, remind students about their tasks, display the schedule for the day, play background music, arrange groups and even measure the noise in the classroom and incentivize self-management. You can create private groups for each class and communicate with students through these groups and each student can show their work by sending pictures and any other message. There is also a function that allows teachers to contact guardians or parents privately or in a group. The app offers an instant translation of these messages in more than 30 languages.

Evaluation: ClassDojo delivers everything it claims to offer and the company is concerned about user’s privacy. The interface is intuitive and the app can be used in different languages. Unfortunately, it seems to target exclusively early age education, since adolescents might not feel comfortable using an app with colorful funny characters and having their guardians/parents so easily in touch with their teachers.

Cost: Free. With registration.

Website: https://www.classdojo.com/

           

Categories

Principal function(s)
  • Course management
Type of interaction
  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Group/pair work - outsiders
  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)
Content
  • You supply

Usability

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Simple
Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task Time efficiency: High
The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to Interface language(s): English and other languages
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: High – The company claims that no personal data is sold to third companies and that information about students is erased if there is no activity in the account after 12 months. They claim to comply with U.S. regulations for users under 13 years of age (the “Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule” - CORPA)
Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction Saving work for future use: Yes
Possibility of the tool to be used for a  range of different activities (e.g. to what extent you can organize a project assignment with a central activity based on this tool) Tailorability (If so, how?) Teachers can create and adapt content for each class and the variety of functions of the app allows flexibility.

Interactivity

Technical requirements

Installation required? Yes
Compatibility/Operating System: Android, iOS
Other tech requirements:
 
 
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