ClassDojo is one of the worlds fastest growing companies in the edtech industry, which concerns using technology in the class room to provide a more productive and effective educational process.
ClassDojo has created a social media app that revolves around everything class room and education related. The app connects parents to teachers in the same way that other social media platforms connect friends and family. The app comes equipped with personal portfolios, text messaging and video calling capabilities.
The intention of ClassDojo is to increase productivity with teachers by eliminating the need for time consuming parent-teacher conferences. The app empowers teachers to reach out to parents at anytime during school hours to discuss their children and vice versa: parents can also contact the teachers.
Students were not left out when ClassDojo was creating their app. The portfolio feature that comes with ClassDojo is a safe place for them to share all of their experiences in the class room. Children can take photos and videos and submit them to their portfolio for their teachers, classmates and parents to see. ClassDojo isn’t just providing an educational tool for teachers, it is creating community with-in the class room.
While we have discussed what ClassDojo offers for the teachers and the students, you may be wondering what it has in store for parents. One of the most innovative features of the product is the ability for parents to call their children’s devices and get a view of class room activities in real time. This enables parents to check in with their children while they are in school and to provide emotional support while they are away from home.
The company was founded during a negative period of time for EdTech companies but somehow ClassDojo has prospered where others have failed. ClassDojo was founded in 2011 and in the 7 years it has been in existence it has reached millions of teachers all over the country, making their jobs easier and more productive.
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