ClassDojo Making a Great Impact on Parent-teacher Interaction
ClassDojo, a popular education technology provider, has raised $21 million to fund its activities that will see it become the largest education technology provider globally. The funding, which falls under class B of the company’s series will be used to make major improvements on the current app, which aims to simplify communication between teachers and parents.
The app will make the quarterly meetings between parents and teachers obsolete. According to the company spokesperson, the recent funding marks the last round of the series. The money will also be used to put together a new team of talented and creative individuals to help in the production of the app. Another team will be hired to carry out strategic studies and determine relevant features that will be added to help parents track the progress of their kids in school while at home.
When asked about the entire plan, ClassDojo’s CEO Sam Chudhabary said that the new features will allow parents to guide conversations between teachers and the students while at home. The app will also allow teachers to share classroom activities with parents at different times of the day. Teachers will use the app to make a schedule of activities and share it with parents on a daily basis. Individual performance of each student will also be tracked in ClassDojo’s platform and awards given to the best performing child through coupons.
Class Dojo came into the market amidst fierce competition from other education technology providers like Remind and Kickboard. The company is the product of a concept between two individuals who wanted to start a business. As a result, ClassDojo was born in 2011 with Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don as the CEOs and co-founders. After studying how other tech companies handled American schools through different service portfolios, Sam Chudhabary identified a gap. These companies ignored the importance of creating a school community where parents, students and teachers could regularly interact to enhance learning.
ClassDojo has become popular since it was started. The company now boasts of over 85,000 schools under its client base. More than half a million teachers are using the app. It is now in 2 in 3 of American schools ranging from private to charter institutions. The company is now focusing on introducing the app to more people in the country and abroad. It has already reached over 160 countries. The app is available for both Android and iOS users.