I'll be honest, I struggle with maintaining contact with my parents. I do the best I can between phone calls, email and Edmodo, but unfortunately I most often initiate specific contact when something negative has occurred. I really like that ClassDojo promotes positive interactions. ClassDojo Messaging users can blast out messages to the whole group of parents or direct message individuals, and with read-receipts there is no question that parents are looking at the messages. I also like that it is an app I can use on my personal device so I can walk around the room and not be tethered to my computer.
I have to applaud ClassDojo for working to bridge the edtech gap between home and school, making all students, teachers, and parents, connected to learning.