Tech company, ClassDojo has created a communication platform app to help empower the connection between teachers, parents, and students. ClassDojo is offering a 21st century alternative to the all-too-rare parent-teacher conference. This app keeps parents in the loop with daily updates from their child’s classroom.
ClassDojo is creating a community where parents can feel completely involved in the child’s education. Parents can receive texts about their child’s progress and even pictures or video of the projects being worked on in class.
Students and teachers also benefit from ClassDojo. The app helps teachers foster positive development with their students by rewarding them for skills such as working hard or being kind to others. Students can display current projects and archive past academic achievements using portfolios.
ClassDojo, founded in 2011, was originally started for the purpose of helping students learn good behaviors. This evolved into discovering a way for schools to have better communication between teachers, students, and parents.
Today, ClassDojo has raised 21 million dollars from venture funding. They have yet to monetize the app as they are more concerned with allowing schools to learn the benefits of their product. As of now, over 85,000 schools have embraced the app with positive results.
ClassDojo does plan to charge for the app eventually, but in the meantime, the company’s priorities are more in line with creating a positive culture with classrooms and schools.