Concerned parents and teachers are working together to improve learning and support their students. Keeping the lines of communication open is one of the best ways to boost involvement and provide continuity between home and school. The communications platform ClassDojo connects teachers, parents and students creating community and a positive school experience. Using the iOS and Android apps, teachers share daily classroom schedules, announcements, photos, videos and digital portfolios of the individual student’s work. Parents are given access to the classroom and connected to their child’s development. This involvement nurtures and empowers the students helping them build socio-emotional skills in a productive learning environment. (Wikipedia Reference: wikipedia.org).
Based on Crunchbase.com, One of the fastest growing ed-tech companies, ClassDojo was founded in 2011. In 2015 they secured $21 million in venture funding to grow the currently non-monetizing San Francisco company. Led by co-founders Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don, the team of developers, designers, engineers and educators seek to build support for parents. They are working to include more tools for the home and school day. They also hope the provide transaction support for field trips and other school fees. The company began with growth mindset learning tools. They still provide growth mindset materials, helping teachers engage students with Big Ideas videos about perseverance, gratitude and empathy. From that growth mindset beginning they have expanded, following an ambitious directive to support and enhance learning and development through connecting teachers, parents and students.
Today, over 180 countries use the ClassDojo multi-function communications platform. In the United States, 2 in 3 schools choose ClassDojo to empower their students. For elementary schools the number is higher – 90% of K-8 schools in the US use ClassDojo. The convenient app creates simple ways to exchange information and actively engage. It encourages participation with teachers for happier students and involved parents.