The educational system has pretty much remained the same since it first took place in our lives. The teacher, students and desks in one classroom format has not changed very much and neither have the solutions to the ever changing challenges that the school system faces. One such challenge is the communication between teachers and parents outside of the parent-teacher conference. The advancement in technology has been experiencing exponential growth, especially within the last twenty years.
Although technology has vastly improved, the classroom setting has not been getting much of an upgrade. The only way for teachers to get in contact with student’s parents is by phone or the once-in-a-while parent-teacher conference. Which many parents are not able to attend due to strict work schedules. The founders of ClassDojo had this in mind when engineering the solution to this long standing challenge.
Unlike many of the other educational technology companies that have attempted to make money by selling to the school system, the founders of ClassDojo actually took the time to listen to the input provided by the teachers, students and parents when conducting their research. The founders Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don had the intention of creating a free and easy-to-use app that would bring the teachers and parents closer together for the sake of the children.
The ClassDojo app has quickly become the most used communication platform in many school systems across the nation. The app has been very successful in creating a positive culture with people within the school system and outside of it as well. It has completed the difficult task of bringing comfort to concerned parents that had no way of knowing exactly what went on with their children while on school grounds. ClassDojo allows the children to upload their own experience to their portfolios along with pictures and videos so that they are not left without a voice.