Communication is very important in any organization. The need for communication is vital for organizational success both internally and externally. In recent years, technology has become an integral part of communication in many organizations. The use of technology has helped to improve communication in many organizations both large and small.
In schools, technology has made a huge impact on communication within schools. The communication between teachers and administrators is more efficient and productive. The communication between teachers has improved also with the use of technology. However, one area of communication involving schools where technology has not been used significantly is communication between teachers and parents.
There are various reasons why communication has not been used as much regarding teachers and parents. One of the main reasons is that available technology related to teachers and parents has been lacking in comparison to other areas. This situation is changing because companies are starting to address the lack of available technology concerning communication between teachers and parents.
One of the companies that is providing technology to address the communication needs between teachers and parents is ClassDojo. The company has a communication app that is currently being used in over 80,000 schools. The communication app works by allowing teachers and parents to communicate through the app’s communication platform that is utilized by the schools.
When teachers desire or need to communicate with parents, teachers can send messages to parents using the app. Once the messages are sent, parents can read and respond to the messages whenever it is convenient. The use of the communication app by ClassDojo allows teachers and parents to communicate on a regular basis. There is no need to schedule physical in person meetings that have to be made based on schedules and available time slots.
In the past, in person meetings was the only option available for teachers and parents concerning the discussion of students, but technology such as the communication app developed by ClassDojo is providing many schools with viable options other than the traditional teacher and parent student conference.
ClassDojo recently received 21 million dollars in additional funding for its communication app. The money will be used to add various enhancements to the app to offer more features and capabilities for users. The use of the app by schools across the country has been very positive. As more and more schools continue to use the app, the technology will become more widespread in school communities.