ClassDojo first launched back in 2011 with the goal of improving the quality of education for all students around the country, and eventually around the world. Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don, the founders of ClassDojo, found the inspiration for the company and their platform after speaking with teachers all around the country about the severe lack of communication available to students and teachers, which they know first hand as ex-teachers themselves. ClassDojo is focused on greatly improving on the communication that is available to all parties, including students, parents, and teachers, in an attempt to keep everyone more connected and becoming more engaged in the schooling experience. Since the company’s start 5 years ago, they have impressively managed to spread across the United States into more than two thirds of all schools.
Sam and Liam are aware of the importance of communication for students in school, since it takes proper encouragement and communication for a child to develop properly. The two also created ClassDojo for all ages groups, from child to adult, and the application is easy to use for everyone regardless of an individuals capabilities with technology. Practically all devices on the market can run and download the application, as long as they are connected to the internet. Although user’s need to connect to the internet to use the application, all user information is safe and secure as the applications data is secure. Plus no personal information is required for anyone to recieve and invitation or sign up for ClassDojo.
To date, ClassDojo has managed to spark many connections all over the schooling community to brings parents, teachers, and students closer together. The platform has also gone a long way in building the confidence of students and the overall positivity of the schooling community as a whole. This is also why ClassDojo released their growth mindset videos, to help teach and inspire students through important life principals and learning lessons. All one needs to participate in the unique and exciting tool for education just needs to download the application for free on any device and ask for an invitation from a classroom instructor.
ClassDojo is a San Francisco based startup that is committed to providing education tech solutions to schools in the United States and all over the world. The company that was started in 2011 has grown its presence to 2 in 3 schools in the US, from the biggest public schools in the country to charter and private schools. ClassDojo is also available in 180 countries. To date, the company has raised over $31 million in venture funding.
ClassDojo was founded by Liam Don and Sam Chaudhary to offer solutions that were not available on the market by then. Other ed tech companies that offer competition include FreshGrade, Kickboard, Nearpod and Remind. The founders pointed out that none of the companies at the time offered a free and easy-to-use app that sought to bring together teachers, parents, and students to form a community.
The communication platform offered by the company includes an app that allows parents to monitor the activities and progress of their children while in school. The app allows teachers to share memorable moments by taking photos and videos of the students engaging in various activities and sending them to parents. The platform helps the students view the classroom positively and thus enjoy the learning process.
ClassDojo seeks to bring teachers and parents closer than they have ever been. It allows for constant communication throughout the day, as opposed to teacher-parent meetings that were held once a semester. Also, at home, the app seeks to help parents in guiding conversations with their children.
Teachers, students and parents from all over the country continue to embrace the app, with the co-founders pointing out that the money raised in a Series B round of funding would be used in increasing the size of the team and developing content and features. These are aimed at making the app more useful to the parents who use the app during the school day and later on at home during the night.
So far, the company has not generated any revenue from the products they offer. In line with this, the company CTO Liam Don clarified that the company would not generate any revenue from the data provided by the users. He stated that the company would explore other avenues of generating income such as providing premium features to those willing to pay for them. The company continues to distribute its app to more users.
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