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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
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This tool was developed within the framework of a cooperation agreement between the European Centre for Modern Languages and the European Commission

ClassDojo

Principal function(s): Course management

ClassDojo is an app that aggregates tools for teaching and managing classrooms. Teachers can, for instance, remind students about their tasks, display the daily schedule, play background music, arrange groups, and even measure the noise in the classroom and incentivize self-management. Teachers can create private groups for each class and communicate with students through them. Each student can show their work by sending pictures and other messages. A function also allows teachers to contact guardians or parents privately or in a group. The app offers 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 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

Type Of Interaction

  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)

Skills

Content

  • You supply

Usability

Interface User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface

Simple

Time efficiency Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task

High

Interface language(s) The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to

English and other languages

Respect for privacy Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous?

High. ClassDojo mainly collects personal data to improve its services, although it shares user data with some third-parties. ClassDojo does not sell or rent user information to third-parties, and does not allow third-party advertising. Moreover, personal information collected from students is never used for behaviorally-targeted advertising to students and is erased in case of account inactivity after 12 months. Interestingly, ClassDojo has a two-tier privacy policy, where privacy guarantees for pupils are more comprehensive. Its privacy policy is extensive and easy to understand, at least if focusing in the “Basically,” summary sections. ClassDojo complies with GDPR. See more here.

Saving work for future use Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction

Yes

Tailorability (If so, how?) 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)

Teachers can create and adapt content for each class and the variety of functions of the app allows flexibility.

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

Yes

Compatibility/ Operating System

Android, iOS

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