ClassDojo Translate is now available for teachers and parents everywhere! This new addition to ClassDojo will help break down the language barrier between classrooms and homes. ClassDojo Translate enables families to translate all classroom announcements and messages into their preferred language, with just one tap. With teachers in over 90% of U.S. K-8 schools using ClassDojo, many parents previously left out can now play an even larger role in their child’s education.
Over the last thirty years in the U.S., the language barrier between schools and homes has dramatically risen. With over 22% of families not primarily speaking English at home (nearly double the share in 1980), many families are unable to learn more about their child’s education and, consequently are unable help out at home.
“Honestly, only the parents who speak English ever contact me and ask questions about what’s happening in class,” said Devon Tucker, a 1st grade teacher in Missouri. “It’s not for lack of interest, but lack of comfort in their ability to communicate with me and other educators.” Indeed, in a poll we ran with 5,000 U.S. teachers, 75% said non-English speaking parents were often less engaged in classroom activities.
Every family deserves the best opportunity to stay involved with their child’s education. ClassDojo Translate means that millions more parents around the world can be part of the classroom community without language differences getting in the way.
So, beginning today, every post on Class Story, School Story, Student Portfolios, and Messaging can be translated with a simple tap by parents into their preferred language. Available on the web, iOS and Android.
P.S. Here is the full set of languages (with more to come!):
Spanish (Latin America)