ClassDojo is an app that was developed to enhance communication with educators and parents. Since its inception in 2011, ClassDojo has increasingly become part of United States education system. The app is currently used in more than 90% of all pre-K thru middle school age institutions. Because of its popularity, educational institutions from Spain to Australia are using the app as well, up to 25% of its institutions using the app.
The app makes it possible for educators to communicate with parents regarding their child’s scholastic and behavioral performance. Not only does the app aid with communication with parents, but also with students. The app gives students an opportunity to express concerns and go over curriculum with educators one-on-one. ClassDojo has changed the culture of education by giving students an outlet to share their successes, by giving parents an opportunity to keep abreast of their child’s scholastic successes, and by giving educators an opportunity to bring the community together with communication.
Currently the leadership behind ClassDojo is in the process of raising funding to develop more innovative features and partnerships with the current app. The plan for the future of ClassDojo is to incorporate a new feature to monetize and go beyond just a communication app. The new innovative feature will surpass communication by integrating the use of tutorials for parents-students to work together on their educational path.
With the new feature called “Beyond School,” ClassDojo hopes to take the app into the homes of students and maximizing the full potential of ClassDojo. Beyond School will give parents an opportunity to encourage their child not only scholastically, but also to flourish the child’s good habits, skills, and create a goal oriented attitude. ClassDojo plans to continue to push further to make future improvements on the ClassDojo app.