ClassDojo, the pioneer of a free iOS and Android app that allows teachers, parents and learners share classroom moments with each other, has raised 21 million US dollars in the second round of venture funding. This app acts a communication platform between educators, parents, and learners, and allows parents to receive up-to-date notifications regarding the academic, social and behavioral development of their children. This continuous cycle of communication allows parents to be informed on the development of their children, which helps reduce the nasty surprises typical of quarterly parent-teacher consultations.
According to its co-founders, ClassDojo’s main focus is using the capital to expand its footprint. The company aims to figure out what new, useful content and features can be incorporated into the app to help parents promote learning and progress of their kids back at home. It could be additional videos, customized learning content or project-based work. There’s a lot to consider. At present, the company boasts of an impressive reach, with educators in approximately two-thirds of all schools in U.S using its app. Indeed, that’s a sizable and solid base for users and a tantalizing opportunity for prospective business partners.
Before ClassDojo’s inception in 2011, there was no any free and user-friendly app that provided a communication platform for teachers, learners, and their parents. According to its co-founders, ClassDojo intends to start generating a profit without necessarily imposing charges on user data. Privacy remains a major concern, particularly when minors are involved. The objective is add premium features and content that parents would need to pay in order to use. These may include custom yearbooks, discussion guides, videos and lessons to use with their children at home.
ClassDojo is bound to grow similar to other social network platforms like Facebook or Snapchat because it allows for interaction between educators and parents through photos, videos, messaging among other exciting features. Moreover, parents can look forward to paying for things such as fees, yearbooks, field trips, and lunches for their children through an incorporated payment feature in the app. This would bring convenience to parents.
In conclusion, ClassDojo is an app that brings together teachers, learners and their parents in one community. Parents can now know what’s going in their kids’ classrooms. It is user-friendly and can be used on any tablet, computer, or smartphone. Moreover, everything in the app is totally free. Thanks to this app, parents can play a greater role in the academic and behavioral development of their children.