Class Dojo is a relatively new educational platform with a focus on improving students capability to learn and making the school environment a more positive one. The company and their program was founded in 2011 by Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don, two former teachers. They decided to create the app in order to help teachers more effectively instruct their students and maintain communication at all times. The idea is that students who receive more encouragement and communication from their teachers and parents during school, are able to learn more effectively and gain confidence in themselves. Which seems to be doing the trick by the number of great things being said by teachers and parents who are using the app around the world.
Class Dojo works as an app that anyone can download and use at any time from the usual app store, though participation requires an invite from a child’s classroom teacher. Once that is done, a user can set up their profile and begin sharing information and using Class Dojo along with others.
The tool is especially useful for parents, as it allows them to communicate with their child’s teacher at any time of the day with direct communication. They can monitor the progress of their child while they are doing their school work and doing activities in the classroom. Teachers are also capable of setting up the story board and post pictures, videos, notes, and more to save special moments that happen daily in school. This is very helpful for teachers and students because everyone becomes more engaged in schooling, and active involvement from parents makes the experience better for both their children and their teachers.
Millions of people have downloaded and started participating in the Class Dojo program. The company has raised money for the app through fundraising and advanced features on the app that are completely optional. This allows Class Dojo to provide the platform for free to everyone and still keep updating it for the future. The app can also be adjusted for the different grades that it is being used in, to better match the students.
Because of the popularity of the app skyrocketed so quickly, it needed additional funding to keep growing and spread its reach further quicker. Their hope is to keep improving on the platform and spread it across classrooms all over the world to help improve education and the school environment.