ClassDojo is an education technology application that was that was developed by Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don. The application connects parents, teachers, and students into one community.
The joint effort is aimed to bring a ground-up change where students are encouraged by both parents and educators to work hard to achieve academic excellence. Likewise, parents stay abreast with their children’ development while at school. The ClassDojo app has been likened to Slack for enabling everyone in a child’s life to have access to his or her progress in school. For instance, numerous teachers and parents have commended the app for bringing them together in a bid to enhance the learning experience for the children.
ClassDojo has been undergoing continuous developments to make it fully adaptable to all classrooms. The founders have been organizing venture funding exercise to help them raise capital used to employ more development experts and increase sales to more schools.
In ClassDojo’s new Series B of venture funding, they raised an estimated amount of $21 million. The series B venture funding was attended by General Catalyst organization, GSV, Reach Capital, and SignalFire.
The investment funds could be used to add more feature into the application. ClassDojo’s executive officers were confident that in future parents could purchase learning materials like books and videos. Furthermore, they could use the application to pay tuition fees. This move comes in handy with the company’s desire to introduce a freemium model for the app in a bid to monetize it.
ClassDojo allows students to share various learning experiences with their relatives. For this reason, students are empowered to find an actual skill which they will add to their portfolio. Positive compliments from parents encourage them to develop life skills like honesty, responsibility, hard work, and teamwork.
ClassDojo has helped to improve education. Teachers can effectively communicate with parents on various issues concerning students. In turn, parents can follow up on such matters to ensure that they address the issue.
To date, ClassDojo is used in two-thirds of schools in United States. Teachers have confirmed that ClassDojo has played a significant role in addressing a gap that had been left out in the education system. Indeed, most of the teachers using it have expressed their willingness to pay for more services that would be offered on the ClassDojo platform.
For this reason, ClasssDojo ranks top when compared to other education technology applications developed by Remind, FreshGrade, Nearpod, and Kickboard. In a day, Class Dojo is downloaded by thousands of people.