Educational technology is an increasingly bigger industry. It is expected that it will reach $1.4 billion in 2017 once the results are tallied. While some companies in the industry are not doing well others with better business plans and products are thriving. The ones that are doing well are those that are convenient to use for teachers and provide a fun learning experience for children. Teachers are also on the lookout for ones that really do improve student learning and they know precisely what they’re looking for.
One educational technology company that has emerged from the pack is Classdojo. A lot of credit has been given to one of the co-founders of the company, Sam Chaudhary. He has built into the development process the feedback that he gets from the users of his company’s app, including students, parents, and teacher.
The main teacher need that Classdojo provides a solution to is communication. Teachers want parents involved because an involved parent helps students do better in class. In the past, every school has done the annual parent-teacher conference but that’s really nowhere near enough communication. That Classdojo enables easy real-time communication between teachers, students, and parents has led to about 90% of K-8 schools in the United States using their app. Class Dojo was co-founded in June 2011 by Sam Chaudhary and his business partner, Liam Don. They are based in San Francisco, California, and the mission of their company is to make it easy for teachers, students, and parents to maintain a connection. This helps to build a great educational community where the student thrives. In order to develop the ClassDojo app and continue to improve upon it, they have engineers, teachers, and designers from across the globe who all make contributions. The teachers come from both public and charter schools.
Beyond America, ClassDojo is now being used in over 180 countries around the world. In order to do this they have translated the app into many languages. There are now tens of thousands of classroom using ClassDojo which includes millions of students.