ClassDojo raised $21 million in its series B round of venture funding led by General Catalyst. The money will be used to employ more experts and add content features to improve on ClassDojo. Other new investors that joined Class Dojo were GSV, Reach Capital, and SignalFire.
ClassDojo application was developed by Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don to act as a communication platform that connects parents to the school. Regular communication between teachers and parent make parents aware of the social and behavioral development of their children.
Besides the connection between educators and relatives, the application was designed to improve on students’ learning process. ClassDojo’s management has collaborated with Stanford’s Project for Education Research That Scales center to add videos that would be used to grow the mindset of children.
ClassDojo transforms education by giving students leadership over their studies. Students are keen to add useful content to their portfolios which are seen by their parents. For this reason, parents and teacher give a positive comment which encourages students to develop good values like, active participation in class, working hard, teamwork, leadership, and responsibility.
The application can be accessed through Android mobile gadgets and computers. Teachers are given the advantage of free access to the application. Since ClassDojo is usually used amongst students of lower classes, it is easy to use and designed with privacy to keep the student safe.
Due to the significant role played by the application it has become amongst the top downloaded education technology application. The company disclosed that almost half a million worldwide download the application daily.
In United States, two-thirds of schools are using the platform to connect the school with the parents at home. Moreover, the company was in progress to expand is use to more other schools that had not yet adopted Class Dojo.
The application has succeeded to introduce collaboration and support aimed at developing a ground-up change in the education sector. Besides stimulating the changes, the application has also seen the barriers that keep parents away from school being removed. For that reason, parents have assumed an active role in a classroom since the application enables them to monitor the learning process from home.
ClassDojo also helps parents to interact positively with students acting as mentors and motivators to the students throughout their learning process. The application uses a unique approach towards improving education that does not compare to most applications that just aimed at digitalizing education materials.