I have been using Class Dojo for the past few years. Students like to see what they are doing well in and where they need to improve. Students can even create their own avatar. I used mine as a check in during our morning routine. There is an attendance feature for you to keep track of absences and tardies. There are so many new components to the app. You can post pictures to the Class Story (I posted pictures when we were on a field trip and parents loved seeing what their child was doing), they have added a School Story where you can post announcements and pictures to everyone connected with the school, and they just introduced Student Story where students can create a digital portfolio. Last year they introduce short videos about the Growth Mindset. My kids loved them and wanted to watch them several times. Often you would hear students talk to their friends using positive words like, “I know that you think that you can’t do this now. But, you just can’t do it yet. Keep trying.”
My parents loved the feedback they received from me. Class Dojo has a messaging service that goes directly to the parents. just like instant messenger. It is great for Family Engagement and Communication. Try it out and if you have any questions just ask!