Class Dojo, a communication platform for teachers, students, and parents, is revolutionizing classrooms. Through quick notifications and file sharing, teachers and students are able to communicate what is going on in the classroom. Third grade teacher in California, Jennifer Rhodes, states how Class Dojo has helped her with her parent communication. Since 2011, Class Dojo has quickly become a popular app among teachers. Free and easy to use, it has evolved over the years.
CEO and co-founder Sam Chaudhary believes that changes happens at the classroom level. This app opens communication between parents and teachers to allow free flow of information. Teachers can give parents updates on grades and see projects first hand. Positive feedback is one of the perks of the app. Teachers are easily able to give their students the feedback they deserve.
The app has grown in a social media like communication tool. Communication, messages, and postings are similar to those of Facebook. The videos and photo sharing, which are a feature of Teacher stories and Student stories, are similar to Snap Chat. Teachers are able to get the app for their classroom, no money and no permission needed. Class Dojo is meant to keep parents in the loop about their child’s progress throughout the year.
Class Dojo, now five years and counting, has decided to take the next stop: earning money. The co-founders kept the app going through investors, but they want the app to turn a profit. The company does not plan to junk up the app with advertisements. They would rather sell educational content and resources. With the popularity and wide spread usage of this free app, Class Dojo plans on capitalizing. They have been distributing educational videos to multiple people. They worked with Stanford University to release videos on growth mindset that reached over 15 million users.
Class Dojo decided to work with Harvard University to release a series of videos on empathy. They feel that these videos, resources, and other features will lead them on the road to profit. For now, they will continue to raise capital through investors and grow,
Class Dojo is a free app that is used in 2 out of 3 classes by teachers, students, and parents. It has become a communication platform to share classroom memories and progress throughout the year.