ClassDojo is an interventional technology app that utilizes a communication platform to empower teachers, parents and students with tools necessary to further develop and improve the culture of education. The purpose of the app is to create a positive community for a ground up change in the way students, parents and teachers view education. ClassDojo extends positive motivation from within the classrooms into the living rooms and work place of every family with its many features that enable parents to remain closely connected and aware of their children’s progress, activity level and social skills in every class. With ClassDojo parents are equipped with the ability to monitor the ways in which their children participate in class, the manner in which the teachers teach including the material being introduced and taught. Teachers have the ability to highlight students progress, accomplishments and growth to further motivate both student and parent to remain enthusiastic and involved in learning.
Unlike other educational based apps, what separates ClassDojo from similar educational communication platform apps is that it is easy to use and free of charge. Co-founders Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don announced in 2015 that they are using their capital to configure additional features to the app that will further assist parents and be useful for at home support to children’s educational needs. Co-founders predict that 2 out of 3 schools will continue to actively use ClassDojo as new features are added to the app. ClassDojo has raised $21 million of venture funding for their B Series technology and plans to continually improve and grow the app that inspires the education community to remain fully functional and connected.
ClassDojo’s most popular and extremely useful features is their photo and video sharing feature. This fun app feature allows teachers to share in class photos of student participation and accomplishments with parents in real time. Aside from active activity shots, the photo share features can also be used to share photos of upcoming events, curriculum scheduling, as well as other written content such as essay previews and progress reports. The video share feature is an essential tool for educational boards and parents because this feature invites parents and board members inside the teachers real live classroom. With this new technology parents and board members can witness how a teacher conducts their classroom and monitor what teaching methods create the best results for students in each individual class.
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