Mama Sass

Say NoNo to ClassDojo

 

MomsMiami.com

I read this week about a new website and app called ClassDojo that allows teachers to communicate instantaneously with parents via smart phone, alerting them if little Alberto’s desk is messy at 8:49 a.m. or if Isabel isn’t staying on task after lunch.

Each student’s report includes time-stamped information about her ups and downs each day. "By lunchtime, I can already see what kind of morning he had," one Florida parent bragged in the story.

I know technology has opened up very cool possibilities for communication, and I know that staying on top of your kid is important, but I have to tell you: This is a very bad idea.

Read the column at MomsMiami.com.

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