ClassDojo is an education technology application that was founded by Liam Don and Sam Chaudhary. The main reason why the two founders decided to start the application is to initiate ground-up changes in education.
Before they started developing the application, they collected views from teachers and parents concerning the issues they felt were left out by the regular school system. They used the observations to develop ClassDojo. As a result, ClassDojo’s functions have impressed both parents and teachers by allowing them to work together in enhancing a child’s learning.
The main reason why ClassDojo is widely accepted is because it improves the learning process. Teachers and parents can use the application to communicate on important issues concerning a student. The parents are able to keep updated on how their children are faring at school. Unlike in the past, a parent does not have to wait until his or her child is at home to know how school was. Messages sent through the application can be translated into any language.
The ClassDojo development team has been working to make more improvements by adding features that suit the needs of parents, teachers, and students. To sum up, on their effort, Chaudhary and Liam have been soliciting for funds from venture capitalists.
In a recent venture funding, they managed to raise $21million. The round of venture funding was headed by General Catalyst, one of the ClassDojo’s ventures capitalists. New investors like GSV, SignalFire, and Reach Capital joined to support the development of the education technology application.
Hemant Taneja, a senior executive in General Catalyst, disclosed that they were excited by the work that the ClassDojo team was doing. In less than ten years, ClassDojo had grown from an application that was used to build student character to a communication platform that connected parents to the school creating a community working to improve student’s performance.
Taneja further confirmed that the funds they had raised could be used to develop ClassDojo into a social network which served the education sector. Other important features that could be added to the application include those that will enable parents to pay tuition fees and purchase educational materials in the form of a download.
Chaudhary and Liam said that they were working to outdo other educational technology applications from their rivals like Nearpod, Kickboard, and Remind. Already, ClassDojo is the leading application that is downloaded and used in most schools. In the United States, two of every three schools are reported to use the application.