Parents today can have a much harder time keeping up with their children’s education than ever before. Part of this is because more households today rely on having both parents work, which reduces the amount of time that a parent has to communicate with their child’s teacher and monitor their progress. While finding time to discuss their children’s education can be harder today than ever before, there are some ways that a parent can stay better connected with their children’s teacher.
One of the best ways for a parent to stay connected with their children’s education is through a new application called ClassDojo. ClassDojo is an online application and portal that provides parents, teachers, students, and administrators with the ability to communicate in a more convenient manner than ever before. The application allows a teacher to post as much information about the classroom and educational process as they want. Many teachers use the application to post class schedules, report cards, recent grades and progress reports, and upcoming homework assignments. A teacher to take and post photos of the class, which can then allow the app to work as a virtual yearbook, can also use it.
Parents and students also enjoy the application because it provides for a great form of communication. Parents and students can connect with each other and teachers through either the direct messaging program or through open message boards. This allows for a more efficient way to share information and ideas.
Thus far, the ClassDojo application has been very popular with users and schools. The application today is used in some capacity at over 85,000 different schools across the country. While it has been very popular with schools and all stakeholders involved, it has also caught the eye of investors. ClassDojo recently was able to raise $21 million in venture capital from outside investors. The company will use the capital that they raised to hire new talent, look for more ways to expand and use the application, and to market its use more heavily. Investors are encouraged by the company because of the great service it provides and the incredible market penetration potential that is has.
ClassDojo is a platform that was developed by Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don. It started out as a behavior management platform but lately, it has grown to be much bigger than what they had even expected. The idea behind this according to Sam is to help parents support and enhance learning and development of their kids in school. With the application, parents will be able to guide their children’s conversations at home easily.
Communication is important to the kids, parents and the teachers. With the app, parents will get to know how their kid is doing at school without going to a meeting in school.
ClassDojo raised $21million in the Series B round of funding for technologies that help connect students’ parents and their educators and helps them to communicate effectively and consistently about the activities of the students in school and their behavioral and social development at school. This funding will be used to grow the ClassDojo team and to help them figure out the kind of features and content that is useful to the parents not only during school days but also at home.
ClassDojo was founded in 2011, and its founders say they were inspired by education tech businesses that were developing complicated digital curriculums, testing platforms, and grading books without any free and easy to use application that would make things easier for both the parents and the kids. They came up with the idea of building a platform that would help foster and create a community and culture between the kids, their teachers, and the parents. They face competition from many companies that want to keep students’ parents and schools connected like Remind, Nearpod, FreshGrade and many others.
Right now, Classdojo is more focused on distributing the app to as many teachers and parents as possible. ClassDojo founders have made it clear that they will not use any of their user’s data to generate any revenue. Privacy is of utmost concern anytime kids are involved. Instead of selling users data, they would be more concerned with creating premium content and features that parents would have to pay to use.
ClassDojo helps create a positively impacting culture between the parents, teachers, and students. The teachers can complement and encourage the students for any value or skill like working hard, being kind or even helping others. ClassDojo also gives the students a platform where they can air their views using photos and videos giving them a voice on what they are doing. ClassDojo doesn’t stop there; it helps the students share their amazing moments with their parents engaging them using the videos and photos.