Mrs. Rhodes, a third-grade schoolteacher, has been using ClassDojo for the last three years. She confesses that the app has improved how she delivers content to students as well as the way she communicates with the student’s parents. When she posts pictures of the class, parents are glad to see how their children are learning.
According to the co-CEO of ClassDojo, Sam Chaudhary, transforming what happens in classrooms can change education in a big way. ClassDojo gained popularity when it offered an avenue for teachers to reward students by giving them gold star stickers. Since then, the app has revolutionized the way parents and teachers communicate. With ClassDojo, there is no need to call parents to school every time to tell them about their child’s progress.
The app appears like Instagram and allows teachers to post pictures while parents comment. A couple of months ago, ClassDojo introduced new features that allow students to post items and comment. ClassDojo users import the app into the phone by first downloading then installing it.
ClassDojo’s usage has increased immensely over the years. The management is coming up with new strategies for providing additional services at an affordable cost. The company plans to sell educational material in the form of videos via the app. This move will significantly lower the cost and make reading materials available to every student.
Implementation of this idea began in January 2016 when ClassDojo collaborated with Stanford and released educational videos. More than 15 million students and teachers viewed the videos. ClassDojo’s mission is to transform the education tech app into both communication and learning tool.
ClassDojo is a communication tool launched in 2011. Sam Chaudhary and Liam Donn established it after discovering the absence of an innovative classroom communication platform. The app functions as a communication platform for parents, teachers, and students. The company that created the app is based in San Francisco. The app has gained popularity, and it is being utilized by more than two-thirds of the schools in the U.S.
ClassDojo has since received several rounds of funding to develop the app. It received a record 31.1 million during its series three funding. In 2016, it received $21 million worth of funding. The funds have been used to introduce new features into the application. The new features have created an incredible experience to the users. The app has significantly minimized parents’ visits to school since they can receive updates through the app.