ClassDojo is a communication platform that was launched with a major objective of connecting parents to teachers and students to make a collaborative effort in transforming education. The application helps to build a positive culture of learning where students can learn both from their teachers and parents.
Through the ClassDojo app, students receive encouraging remarks from their parents and teachers anytime their learning portfolio indicates that they were able to demonstrate skills like hard work, class participation, and teamwork in school.
Besides allowing teachers and parents to engage the student through education, the application empowers students to take a lead in their learning process. Students get a platform where they can share their best learning experiences by adding them to their portfolios. On the other hand, the shared classroom moments keep parents informed on the learning progress of their children.
Since its creation and launch by Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don, the ClassDojo application has been adopted by two out of three schools in US. Moreover, ClassDojo’s marketing team is on the ground to ensure that the application was adopted by more schools.
The founders confirmed that the application’s design made it easy to be understood by a majority of the modern students. Additionally, the application was developed under keen consideration of privacy and security policies to make it safe for its users who are commonly students from kindergarten to 8th grade.
To further enhance the applications use in schools, ClassDojo held its second round of funding where they raised $21 million. The funding was led by General Catalyst organization alongside other investors like GSV, Reach Capital, and SignalFire.
Hemant Taneja, General Catalyst Managing Director, said that the money could be used to further develop the app as a communication platform where parents could buy books, videos, and lessons for their children to use at home. In addition, the app could be upgraded so that it can be used to make school transactions like making payments for tuition fees and field trips.
ClassDojo is a collaborative effort that is aimed to improve students’ performance. Regular communication between parents and teachers has been made possible. Teachers are now able to engage parents while parents can now follow up on their children’s performance and behavior at school. Subsequently, parents could enhance the learning process of their children by mentoring them while at school.
From its significant role in transforming education, ClassDojo has become more popular than other education-based applications such as Remind, FreshGrade, Nearpod, and Kickboard.