ClassDojo is a communication app developed especially for education. It is designed to connect teachers, parents, and students, enabling them to share media such as messages, photos, and videos. This makes sharing the classroom experience, building classroom culture, and transferring innovative ideas from home to the classroom easily possible. Launched in 2011, ClassDojo’s mission is to transform education for children all over the world so that they get the most out of their experience. The app provides a basis for teachers, parents, and students to provide an environment that brings out maximal productivity and growth. As this may look different from school to school and even classroom to classroom, ClassDojo offers flexibility for teamwork and feedback to create a unique environment for students.
Today, ClassDojo is employed in 90% of K-8 schools in America as well as in over 180 in countries. It’s attributes such as messaging, notifications on updates from the classroom, and a point system on children’s behavior set it apart from many other educational apps. For example, messaging options enable teachers, parent, and school leaders to instantly connect with each other while also creating a level of privacy from contact details. Messages can not only be translated into 35 different languages, but teachers can also establish “quiet hours” so parents know when they are unavailable. The app is also presented in over 35 languages. Some of its awards and recognitions include TechCrunch’s Crunchie Award for Best Education Startup in 2015, LinkedIn’s Next Wave Leaders Under 35 in 2015, and NBC Today Show’s Education Innovation Award in 2011.