Recently ClassDojo managed to raise $21 million in Series B funds for a tech that will enable educators’ student, teachers and parents connect. The tech will also allow parents to easily monitor their children school activities as well as their social and behavioral development.
In the past, parents got involved with school once in a whole semester during the parents-teachers’ meetings. ClassDojo, however, will enable parents to interact with the teachers and students on a daily basis. Consequently, parents will be able to monitor their children activities at school.
The co-founders of the company Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don said that the firm raised all the funds late in 2015. The capital will be used in growing ClassDojo team and also help figure out what features can be added to the app to make it useful to parents.
Chaudhary says that the whole concept aims to guide parents’ conversations while at home such that they will be able to influence learning and development of their children while at school.
Teachers use ClassDojo in scheduling activities of students each day. Teachers can also use the app to take pictures and videos of the students’ activities while they are at school and send it to the parents. This enables parents to see their children activities and latest work while at school
Many education techs company create digital content, but ClassDojo is different as it connects the parents and students and allows participation instead of just providing curriculum content.
Today ClassDojo is used in many schools in the United States ranging from private school, large public schools and charter schools.
ClassDojo presently plans to distribute its app to more teachers and parents. In future, the company plans to create premium services to sell to parents.
ClassDojo is a tool that helps manage the behavior of students in a classroom. ClassDojo helps create a profile of each student; teachers can then assign students points. The points can either positive or negative and each time the points are awarded the app makes a particular sound indicate a student has been awarded points. The program is operated on computers or a tablet.
All the information that is feed in the app is recorded on each student’s profile for review in the future. The parent can also log in to see their children progress from home.