One of the largest problems with teachers in this country is trying to keep students well behaved. For some students, they have trouble behaving due to their disabilities or problems at home. As shown on The Guardian, even hard-to-reach students are coming around thanks to the app.
So What Is This Class Dojo App?
Class Dojo is a teaching tool that educators may utilize in order to make the classroom experience more effective. It allows for students, teachers, and parents to be connected to the app and they can share messages. This essentially makes parent-teacher conferences obsolete as the parents may be engaged daily.
The app is really popular amongst younger students. In 90% of K-8 schools in the country, the application has been deployed. A large chunk of these students has been introduced to concepts like the growth mindset or how to feel empathy. Deployment of this app worldwide is now possible now that it is translated into 35 languages.
How They Got Started
Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don had put their vision into practice by the summer of 2011. They had released beta software trials that were well received by testers. The team had then moved to California to get its foot into the market, which is far more lucrative than the market in the United Kingdom at the time.
It wasn’t until they were awarded the ImagineK12 fund from Ycombinator until they started to become financially well-off. Within 18 months of their big launch, they were able to reach over 1 million teachers. This had led them to receive a significant amount of venture capital funding in 2012 and beyond.
By 2015, over 3 million teachers and 35 million students had registered for the program. Even though they now dominate the market, they insist on keeping their application free for teachers. Their main goal is more about fixing behaviors for better learning environments than it is about money.