For a long time, the relationship between teachers and parents has not been quite good. Poor communication has contributed to the poor performance of most students. This factor hurts problem solving between the teachers and the parents. Sometimes students have problems that require the attention of both the teacher and the parent. Having no link connecting the two makes the problem even bigger and affect students’ performance either directly or indirectly. By establishing a platform for teachers, student and parents, there is a chance of solving problems facing the students. It can also provide ground-up change process in schools. This change can help in students’ performance either in class or in co-curricular activities.
ClassDojo is a name of a Francisco-based start-up company. The company developed a smartphone application to provide a platform where students, teachers, and parents can connect, share ideas and solve problems together. Since its inception, the company has been focusing on making education better. For first three years, it did not perform well. ClassDojo upgraded and equipped the app with more features. Today, over 85000 schools across the United States are using the application.
Services Offered By the App
By installing the app on your smartphone, as a parent, you can access all the information on your kid. These includes performance in class, cocurricular activities, and books needed. Parents can also make payments using the app among other things. By having access to these details, you can know how your kid is doing, notably his or her strengths and weaknesses. Parents can also communicate using the application and choose whether to involve the student in the conversation or not. Students can also use the application to access homework, share ideas with others, and engage in class-based group discussions.
Two out of three schools in the United States are currently using the application. ClassDojo says that the number of users is rising daily. If all schools in the country adopt the app, student performance will drastically improve. Moreover, it will pave the way for a community of learners through the platform.
Since the application was re-launched, it has received lots of positive response. The growth has accelerated, and more schools can access the ClassDojo service. Recently, the company raised about $21 million; the money will be used for app development and marketing. ClassDojo also offers their services to other countries.