Is ClassDojo The Breakthrough Education Has Been Looking For?


Posted by LLJ43 | Posted in App | Posted on 14-02-2018

If you ever dread your annual parent-teacher meeting because you’re unsure what you’re going to find out about your child student, or are unsure what you’re going to do about it, you may not have to worry about it much longer if ClassDojo comes to your school. ClassDojo is an app that’s taking over schools everywhere and many teachers have been amazed by how much less stress it’s brought to their classes. ClassDojo basically utilizes the strength of technology to get students excited about attending class and doing their work while also allowing teachers to set the tone and share with parents and principals how things are going without having to schedule unnecessary meetings.

Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don first came out with the app several years ago and have since brought additional members to the technical team. They graduated from college in the UK and came to the US to look at the education system, and they wanted to do more to encourage positive behavior and take a ground up approach to helping students learn. They felt if students understood the rewards for good behavior, they would be more motivated to uphold it, and after consulting with teachers at various conventions, Chaudhary and Don made the app into what those teachers wanted. The app has definitely grown in use and popularity and has so many more features that have turned it into a highly-developed classroom social media atmosphere, but it’s going to remain free always and stay true to its core values. There is a plan to add optional premium content to it.

The app could be seen as something similar to Facebook for schools, though it’s more managed by teachers who have to approve student posts and can talk directly to parents through the app. But unlike the constant complaints about Facebook, there’ve been many measures put in place for security and user privacy, and Chaudhary and Don have promised that they will never ever sell user data to data mining companies. Another great thing is that the app has relied on user reviews and people spreading the word about it for marketing instead of using paid advertising which has allowed it to save all its capital for making improvements.