ClassDojo is a behavior feedback app used by lots of students and teachers to nature specific positive behaviors like curiosity, teamwork, and persistence in schools. The app allows teachers to give students real-time feedback on how to solve the most challenging problem encountered by teachers, something that every teacher spends almost 50% of their class time on that is, improving student’s behavior.
The app was as a result of teachers wanting to make teaching easier. The teachers used Classdojo to award students with positive points when they demonstrate a new skill or behaved well. The tool over the years has grown into a communication site where teachers share photos, text messages and videos with parents about what is going on in their students’ classrooms. To date, ClassDojo is now actively used by half of all U.S schools, as well as by other schools in over 180 other countries.
Summary of TechCrunch.com
ClassDojo has been able to raise $21 million in a Series B round of venture funding for tech that connects teachers, parents, students’ and assists them communicate consistently about student’s sociability, behavioral development, and all other activities at school. With a regular annual communication from the school, means that parents are pre-notified of how their children are behaving and what they’re experiencing, and not being surprised by incidents which are communicated to them once a semester’s parents to teachers meeting.
According to the co-founders of Classdojo, the company put a halt to the round in late 2015, and is using the money to grow their resources, and to figure out what kind of features can be useful to parents who are using Classdojo, not just during the school days, but also at home. Chaudhary, one of the co-founders said, “The idea behind Class dojo is to assist parents guide conversations at home and enhance the development and learning their children are doing at school.”
Teachers, on the other hand, use ClassDojo to prepare a schedule of activities which is let known to parents on a daily basis. They can also use this tool throughout the day to snap and send videos or photos to parents showing off a student’s latest participation in activities.
When the app was born in 2011, ClassDojo’s founders said they saw a different educational tech business platform which was supposed to create digital grade books, tests, and a curriculum, but instead, it brought about an app that gave birth to a community among students, teachers, and their parents.