ClassDojo is on its way to helping even more parents connect with their children’s teachers. In the second phase of ClassDojo’s fundraising campaign, ClassDojo has raised twenty one million dollars, which will go to the further empowerment of teachers, students, and parents.
The way most people do it is that parents meet with their children’s teachers once, twice, or three times a year. Often, parents are busy during the rest of the year with work and family obligations. It is difficult for them to keep up with how exactly their children are doing in school. Often, these parents would come to the parent teacher conference once or twice a year and be surprised by the report that was given to them. That’s why ClassDojo was created.
ClassDojo is an app that helps parents connect with their children’s teachers on a daily basis. The ones who founded it are Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don. They will be using the money that was raised to help figure out how ClassDojo can help out parents with their children at home as well. Instead of just being able to connect with their children’s teachers and being able to receive reports of how their children are doing, the money will be used to help develop methods that will enable parents to use the time they have with their children at home to guide the conversations in a way that will facilitate their children’s future progress at school.
There are many ways that teachers can connect with parents and send them updates and reports by using the ClassDojo app. One way is to send daily schedule activities with a report of what the children will be doing at school that day. Teachers can even take pictures of their students using their smartphone and send them to the parents. This means that a teacher can take a photo of a child reaching a milestone or specific achievement and then send it to the parent.
ClassDojo was actually founded in 2011. They founded it because of the lack that existed for such a project. People were developing programs that would allow students to study on electronic devices and take electronic tests, but nobody created such a community that allowed teachers and parents to connect.
Now, ClassDojo is used by more than eighty five thousand schools across the United States, including some of the largest public schools. It empowers a huge amount of parents.
The trailblazing tech company ClassDojo is in the midst of providing funding for a new technology that has the potential to make parent teacher conferences extinct. To date, the tech company has raised over $20 million in a series B round of venture funding. ClassDojo hopes that the tech their developing will help teachers and students’ parents stay connected and enhance communication about student development in the classroom.
Instead of teachers and students’ parents communicating only four times a year in annual parent teacher meetings ClassDojo will allow parents and teachers to communicate throughout the year, as well as throughout the day. Making it more difficult for students to hide incidents that may have taken place during the school day.
Co founders of ClassDojo, Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don, have announced that the tech company is using the over $20 million dollars in funding they’ve raised to expand their team.
Teachers who have the app will be able to make scheduled events known to parents on a daily basis, by way of sending photos or videos to parents showing off a student’s latest work or participation in activities.
More About ClassDojo
The classroom management platform was founded in 2011. Unlike many other classroom management companies who focus on digital curriculum and testing platforms, ClassDojo decided to focus on creating an app that would create a culture and community between teachers, students and their parents.
Though first based in the United Kingdom early on, ClassDojo’s current headquarters is situated in San Francisco, California.
Since ClassDojo was formed it has grown into a very successful company. Around 85,000 schools in the United States alone use the app. In addition, more than 3.5 million teachers in several different locations spanning nearly 60 countries uses ClassDojo. The company is constantly trying to figure out ways to distribute its app to even more teachers and parents, in spite of the company not generating revenue at this point.
ClassDojo is a real time educational platform that allows communication between parents, teachers and students enabling them to share what is happening at school. It has now evolved to a community building tool and has the potential to create a closer knit and more involved community. It can be used on any computer and with iOS, Android and Kindle Fire. It allows photo and video sharing, messaging and announcements, and can instantly translate messages in 35 languages. ClassDojo may be the right app to use to promote school reform, improvement and a constant sustained effort to promote a better quality education. ClassDojo shared teachers’ claims of their classrooms being transformed from draining, isolated places where no one is engaged to uplifting, positive places with happy teachers, students excited by learning and parents involved in everyday classroom activities. One of the biggest obstacles to creating “Schools That Learn” has been getting everyone involved in the way school is done. ClassDojo is the right tool.
ClassDojo is now being used in more than a million classrooms worldwide and by tens of millions of teacher, parents and students. According to ClassDojo, this is just the first step on a long journey. Their stated mission is to give communities of teachers, parents and students the power to change education from the ground up, in every classroom in the world. It is currently being used in 2/3 of US schools and in over 180 other countries. ClassDojo uses PubNub’s software as a services (SaaS) hosting and delivery, real time infrastructure to overcome obstacles with network security and other compatibility issues to allow safe sharing on the internet.
Co-founders Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don had the goal of helping students to learn positive behaviors and grow character strengths including persistence, curiosity, self control, creativity and leadership. Sam Chaudhary is a former high school teacher so he knows first hand about the school and classroom environment. Liam Don developed MMO games and was half way through earning a PhD in Computer Science in 2011 when ClassDojo was founded. Now ClassDojo offers users a community building tool and is considered by some the Facebook for schools. Parents receive real time updates about their child and can also contribute pictures from home.