When Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don set out to set up ClassDojo, their primary objective was to bring teachers and parents closer in order to make a student’s learning experience at school and at home memorable. Since 2011, the company has remained steadfast in its efforts to make its founders’ dreams a reality.
The first step has been to raise resources that will enable the company to develop all the features needed to make ClassDojo app an official communication platform for parents and teachers. In their second round of financing, the company, and its investors were able to raise $21 million, money that will be channeled towards further development of the ClassDojo app.
ClassDojo’s founders have initiated joint effort with other stakeholders to achieve a ground-up change in the education sector. To begin with, students using Class Story receive motivation and encouragements from both parents and teachers who compliment them online for every display of hard work or academic excellence.
Parents have also lauded the app for helping them stay abreast with the progress of their children’s educational development at school.With its popularity among parents, ClassDojo app has been christened the Slack of education for creating a community that includes everyone in a child’s life to keep track of the learning progress of the child in school.
Teachers and parents using the app have commended the app for enabling them to interact without being required to hold physical meetings. Reliable reports indicate that 2 out of 3 schools in US have teachers who use the app to enhance the learning experience of their students. The teachers’ acceptance of the app indicates that the app may soon become a mainstream communication tool between them and parents.
According to a statement from Catalyst’s Managing Director, the funds raised in the round B of financing could be used to develop more content for the application. ClassDojo’sfounders were confident that in future,the app could be used to avail learning materials like books and videos to parents. For instance, in a program launched alongside Stanford University, Class Dojo is using animated videos to engage students on growth mindset.
ClassDojo is still yet to earn its investors any money but it has added immense value to education. Thanks to the app, teachers can communicate with parents effectively on different issues regarding a student’s learning progress. The parents have also found the platform from where they can follow up on their children’s learning and development.