App Comparison / May 29, 2019

Teacher-Parent Communication Apps: ClassTag vs ClassDojo

Before signing up for ClassTag, or when searching for an alternative to ClassDojo, a lot of teachers find comparing teacher-parent communication app options overwhelming.

As a result, we’re often asked what the difference is between ClassTag and ClassDojo. We want to help support you in making the right choice for you and your classroom, so read on for more info!

How is ClassTag different from ClassDojo?

Philosophy

ClassTag’s mission is to support teachers and their communities by supporting teacher and parent engagement. Additionally, we believe in getting much-needed supplies to teachers.

On the other hand:

“ClassDojo is a communication app for the classroom.” – ClassDojo website. ClassDojo is about creating happier classrooms through managing and rewarding good student behavior.

Parent or teacher focus?

ClassTag’s focus is on empowering teachers to reach every parent, and get better engagement, participation, and support. For ClassDojo, parent communication and connection is secondary.

ClassTag is best for those teachers that want one platform for all teacher-parent communication. Our users also love the fact that they can use ClassTag for all communications, scheduling, calendar events, volunteers, and conferences, rather than using multiple tools.

“ClassTag is a communication tool that makes life easier for the teacher. It is a Signup Genius, Remind, calendar, and class website all in one!”

Beth Lafferty, 4th Grade Teacher at Lipscombe Academy

Teacher-Parent Communication Apps Comparison 

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To see how ClassTag compares to other apps, read our articles:

Teacher-Parent Communication Apps: ClassTag vs Bloomz

Teacher-Parent Communication Apps: ClassTag vs Remind

Teacher-Parent Communication Apps: ClassTag vs Seesaw

Parent Support and Engagement

ClassTag has a suite of tools that make organizing events and activities and getting participation. Organizing events, getting needed supplies and scheduling parent teacher conferences are a breeze with ClassTag. Teachers using ClassDojo would need additional tools to support all the features that ClassTag offers parents and teachers.

Reaching and Engaging Families Without Access to Technology

Both teacher-parent communication apps ClassTag and ClassDojo have an automatic translation. ClassTag has features for reaching all parents.

ClassTag can automatically convert a teacher’s message into either email or SMS text. It is able to do this based upon the parent contact details available.

Also, ClassTag gives teachers smart, actionable alerts and recommendations. If a family isn’t being reached via email or mobile app, the chatbot-inspired assistant will recommend printing a personalized paper copy of announcements, reminders, and schedules to be sent home in children’s backpacks to those harder-to-reach parents.

Teaching online this year? Check out our post on 10 Simple Way To Make Your Virtual Classroom More Engaging.

Time-Saving vs Time Consuming

Class Dojo’s behavior management app can be time-consuming to set up and maintain. ClassTag saves teachers time by reducing a lot of redundant work that comes with parent communication and events organization.

Inside the Classroom

Classroom and Behavior Management

ClassTag does not offer behavior management as we are mainly focused on positive teacher-parent connections. We want to serve teachers in all grade levels, where behavior management doesn’t quite fit!

A Truly Unique Solution To Teachers’ Out-Of-Pocket Expenses

Many teachers are spending $100’s, maybe $1000’s of out-of-pocket, just on classroom supplies. With ClassTag, you can finally get your students what they need and keep your salary.

Family-friendly brands want to support teachers like you. With the ClassTag Rewards program, they can do so through ClassTag as classroom supporters.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Use ClassTag for parent communication
  2. Accumulate “ClassTag Coins” as you engage parents through ClassTag
  3. Redeem your ClassTag Coins for free supplies and resources for your class


Classtag is free forever, so give it a whirl! Create a classroom and join our amazing teacher community at ClassTag!

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