Based in businessinsider.com, ClassDojo has raised over $20 million for a venture that funds tech programs to connect teacher and educators to the parents of their students. This program will make it more convenient for communication between parent and teacher regarding the students’ development at school. This will break the mold of the typical parent-teacher meeting that happens once a semester. The goal is to make parents more aware of the conversations they need to have with their children at home regarding their schooling. Co-Founder of ClassDojo Sam Chaudhary says, “The idea is to help parents guide conversations at home and support or enhance the learning and development their kids are doing at school.” (TechCrunch, Lora Kolodny, 15 Apr. 2016, https://techcrunch.com/2016/04/15/classdojo-raises-21-million-for-app-to-make-parent-teacher-meetings-obsolete/) Accessed 7 Feb. 2017.
Founded in 2011, ClassDojo is focused on creating positive culture, giving students a voice, and sharing moment with parents. The team at ClassDojo wants to encourage students for any skill or value and showcase and share their learning by adding photos and videos to their own portfolios. With the new technology ClassDojo is providing photos and videos of wonderful classroom moments can engage parents. The founders of ClassDojo wanted to create a foundation that makes the culture and community between teacher and parents more accessible. Currently there are over 80,000 schools in the U.S. that are actively using ClassDojo.
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