The world has seen great technological advancements in the past twenty years. There have been many attempts to modernize the classroom environment because of these advancements. Education Superhighway reports that 88 percent of classrooms have robust high speed broadband internet. This opens the doors to a wide array of opportunities for educational technology development companies.
Although there is much opportunity, there has not been much success in providing actual solutions to real world problems that teachers, students and parents have. ClassDojo is a company that has actually achieved a resolution to the issues that classroom environments face. ClassDojo was founded in 2011 for the purpose of creating an easy to use education tech that would create a culture and community between teachers, students and their parents. ClassDojo is now being actively used in over 85 thousand schools in the United States that range from the private and charter schools to the largest and most populated public schools in the country.
ClassDojo started off as a 25 employee company and has not yet generated any revenue. The founders say that they do not wish to make revenue off of user’s data because they believe that privacy is a huge concern any time that children are involved. The founders decided to instead create premium features and content that parents would pay to use. ClassDojo has been so successful in fulfilling its purpose that it is now being used in 90 percent of U.S K-8 school districts. The statistic was reported by the San Francisco Business Times.
With the usage of the ClassDojo app, teachers, students and parents have been able to be involved in their own special community. The app has greatly facilitated communication between the three groups and parents are now able to be more involved than before. ClassDojo has created a definite positive change in the education system.