Parents and teachers will not have to attend meetings to monitor the kids’ progress in school related activities. Through an app developed by a tech start-up; Class Dojo, teachers will be able to snap and send videos and photos of student’s participation in activities, and share their latest assignments with parents. A schedule of student activities will also be availed on a daily basis using the class dojo app. The app will function as a communication platform between parents and teachers, similar to social media apps such snap chat or Facebook, but it is custom made for the sole purpose of education.
According to one of class dojo’s co-founders, the start-up is using the capital to develop a team big enough to create useful features, and avail content helpful to both parents and teachers. One of class dojo’s objectives is to initiate change and digitize school related functions from the ground up. Through class dojo app, parents, teachers and school leaders can create a community where all parties can engage freely for the betterment of the children’s education. Class dojo recently partnered with researchers at Stanford University to help students instill the new concepts of intelligence. It also helps teachers to weave a growth mindset in their daily teaching routines. This goal will be attained through a series of short YouTube videos.
ClassDojo Will Not Utilize Users’ Data to Generate Revenue
ClassDojo started in 2011 and has grown into an education app aimed at helping students by imparting regular positive feedback in the learning environments. The company is based in San Francisco and has a total of 25 employees. To date, the start-up has raised over $31 million dollars in project funding. Instead of generating revenue from the user’s data, the company has promised to create premium content and features that parents would quickly pay for to gain access. The company’s primary goal at the moment is to distribute the app to more parents and teachers throughout the country.
Over 85,000 Users Countrywide
Most of the app’s users are teachers distributed from the 1st to 8th grade. Over 85,000 teachers across private and public schools in the United States are currently using ClassDojo. The app’s creators wanted a different app that would create a smooth collaboration between parents, teachers, and their students, while building a positive culture. Other companies in the education tech business include Kickboard, Nearpod, FreshGrade, and Remind.