ClassDojo has raised $21 million in its seven round of venture funding for technology that connects parents and teachers. The ClassDojo app helps to inform parents of their child’s academic and emotional development in the classroom, and could eliminate the need for traditional parent teacher conferences.
ClassDojo allows teachers to communicate with parents during the school day and throughout the academic year so that parents will have a clear idea of what their children are experiencing in a typical day. While some parents may still prefer face to face conference, the app can keep parents aware so that there are no surprises during meetings with teachers.
According to angel.co, ClassDojo cofounders Liam Don and Sam Chaudhary closed the second round of funding in 2015 and are using the funds to expand the ClassDojo team and to determine the ideal features and content that will appeal to parents and teachers who are using the app. Chaudhary stated that the idea behind ClassDojo is to assist parents in reinforcing academic concepts at home and to enhance the learning process of students while at school. Teachers can also use the ClassDojo app to inform parents of students’ activities and schedules. Check instagram.com.
ClassDojo was founded in 2011 and the app’s founders say there are some education apps that are similar, but ClassDojo stands out in that it’s easy to use, free, and facilitates regular interaction between parents and educators.