The Top Eight Benefits of K12 Education Software

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Many parents soured on remote learning when the COVID-19 pandemic forced their students to turn to it unexpectedly, but K12 education software offers a lot of benefits if implemented correctly. We are Turning, specialists in facilitating engaging learning experiences since 2002, and Dojo360 is our passion project. Put simply, Dojo360 is a learning engagement platform that’s designed around our philosophy of equity, evidence, and engagement to offer something more than a traditional classroom setting. Here is how a platform such as Dojo360 can bring online and hybrid learning to the next level and help students of all ages pursue their academic goals:

  1. Better Accessibility

    Do you know the traditional classroom arrangement where the most eager students sit in the front while their less studious peers fool around in the back? K12 educational software addresses that issue by turning every seat into a front-row seat. Dojo360’s video chat capabilities ensure equity in each student’s access to their instructor, while the virtual whiteboard and meeting rooms facilitate peer-to-peer communication that isn’t limited by social cliques. 

  2. Improved Participation

    While extroverts may enjoy the group component of the traditional classroom, introverts may be shy about asking for help in front of their peers or participating in group discussions. K12 education software usually has electronic communication tools that shyer students may feel more comfortable using, providing more equity in the classroom. For example, Dojo360 has threaded message boards that students may find more inviting than face-to-face conversation.

  3. Accommodations for Learning Differences

    Students with sensory impairments or other learning differences are often separated from the rest of the student body at traditional schools because there is no way for teachers to accommodate their special needs while also teaching the rest of the class. Dojo360 meets or exceeds all WCAG 2.0 standards, ensuring that all students receive equity in their access to online educational content.

  4. Real-Time Analytics

    Traditional classrooms get busy, and instructors may not find out that one of their students is struggling until they fail a test at the end of the chapter. Of course, teachers have to move on to the next thing at that point. Most K-12 educational software companies allow instructors to build real-time assessments into courses to get the evidence they need to intervene before a hiccup spirals into a significant learning obstacle. Dojo360 goes a step further by depositing the results into a sortable dashboard for easy viewing. 

  5. Automated Record-Keeping

    Classroom teachers spent a ton of time on basic tasks such as tracking attendance, marking papers, and filling out paperwork, occasionally compromising how much time they have with their students. Dojo360 tracks attendance, grades, and enrollments automatically, giving instructors the evidence they need to take appropriate action without the same time commitment.

  6. Gamification

    Teachers often use educational games to make learning more fun for students, but the games are generally geared toward review as opposed to explaining new concepts. K12 education software can further promote engagement by attaching points or badges to course progression, allowing learners to share their accomplishments with their friends like it was a video game. Dojo360 even includes live leaderboards to motivate students to do their best. 

  7. Personalized Learning Paths

    Brick-and-mortar schools often have so many students that they need to be shoehorned into similar schedules to keep track of them all. K12 educational software doesn’t have that problem, allowing students to spend as much or as little time on each topic as they need to. This promotes engagement because students become active participants in their education, especially when combined with all of the other engagement tools our platform offers. 

  8. Electronic Components

    Today’s K-12 students are growing up with technology and it’s only natural that they would prefer to study the water cycle or American history on their tablet or smartphone instead of an old (and costly) textbook. Content on Dojo360 is accessible on most internet-enabled devices, giving students the freedom to choose where they want to study. Providing this flexibility can improve information retention and student engagement. 

What Else Should I Know About K12 Education Software?

We couldn’t possibly cover all of Dojo360’s features in one short article, but we do invite you to explore them in further detail. When you do, you’ll see that K12 educational software is a great way to help kids get more out of school. It’s engaged learning made easy!

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