When Sam Chadahary and Liam Don began their San Francisco- based educational technology company in 2011, they wanted to provide responsive tools for educators, create positive classroom environments, enable parent-teacher communication, empower students and foster core learning skills. They are doing all that and more. ClassDojo is a huge success with parents and teachers. Students love the ability to share portfolios of their daily classroom work and send their parents video or pictures using the private (teacher-regulated) social network. The ClassDojo communications platform promotes communication and connection. More than 8,000 messages a minute are exchanged over the ClassDojo network each school day, and more than two thirds of US schools use the ClassDojo communications app and educational tools. More updates found on the App’s instagram.com site.
The ClassDojo team is made up of professional educators, engineers and designers with experience at Google, Facebook, Amazon, Dropbox and more. This depth of knowledge and abundance of understanding resonates through the content they provide. They’ve partnered with PERTS at Stanford and Making Caring Common at Harvard, to produce video content advancing core skills for emotional intelligence (EQ). Elemantary and middle school children absorb and implement messages of growth mindset found in the Big Ideas Videos. Based on angel.co, As their perceptions shift they become active learners, facing motivating challenges and thriving scholastically. Teachers, parents and students are excited about the ground-up improvements they are seeing in classroom environments as a result. Educator feedback continues to drive development and bring in funding from investors, as ClassDojo seeks to expand further on its already popular offerings. More Informative articles here.