Sam Chaudray, a Welsh native came to Palo Alto in California with his fried Dom Liam to start up an ed-tech company. During their stay, they had conversations and discussions with teachers and educators. Time flew by so quickly and, with their visas expiring they had no choice but to return to the United Kingdom. But, the most important question to educators, “What is the worst part of teaching”, weighed heavily on their minds. Soon ClassDojo was born.
It’s is an app that teacher, parents and students can download. ClassoDojo is available through the Apple Store and Google play. Users are said to be in the millions. Most have said it has transformed their lives and ground up change. In 2015, Lindsay McKinley, head of communications say that there are more that 500,00 users and, they are still growing. The app has allowed teachers to share what is going on in the classroom so the parents can see how their children are progressing. It sure is a time saver from that montly parents teachers conference.
ClassDojo helps the children with connection, while having a different mindset about the way they are being educated. Students become interested and take a very active role. They can show their parents what progress has been made throughout the day. This really encourages classroom interaction. It is done by photos, videos and messages, creating a positive culture with classroom and school. ClassDojo was designed by engineers,and educated for all over the world. It is designed to be very safe and, is rated one of the best educational technology teaching app on the market. It also gives teaches a communication platform to interact with the children and parents.
Over 2 in 3 schools in the United States school use it, that number includes charter, public and private, along with 180 other countries. The app will translate messages in whatever language that is comfortable for the parents. The app can be used on any iOS(an operating system manufactured by Apple, Inc.), Android, Kindle Fire and computers. The students will have a user name to sign in, while the teachers and parents will use their email. Parents are saying how much they love this app because it eases the worry when they leave their younger children. Now with ClassDojo some of those worry can dwindle.