ClassDojo has recently raised $21 million in a second series of venture funding for technology that connects educators and parents. The ClassDojo app helps teachers and parents communicate on a regular basis about the activities of students, as well as students’ behavioral and social development in the classroom.
When teachers are able to communication with parents throughout the year, and even during the school day, parents are more aware of what their children are experiencing academically and emotionally. Parents can also benefit from ClassDojo because they won’t be caught off guard when discussing issues with the teacher during the parent teacher conference, which usually only takes place once a semester.
ClassDojo Liam Don and Sam Chaudhary closed the second round of funding in 2015, and they are using the funds to grow the ClassDojo team. The money will also go toward new features and content that can assist parents and teachers, and can give parents tips for how to enforce academic principles at home. More related articles on linkedin.com
Teachers can use ClassDojo to create a daily activity schedule. The app can also be used to take and send photos and videos to parents to show off students’ accomplishments.
According to en.wikipedia.org, ClassDojo was founded in 2011 and the founders have seen a number of similar apps on the market since then. However, ClassDojo stands out because it creates an online community forum for educators and parents that is free and easy to use.