What Is Class Dojo?
Class Dojo is a company and the name of an application that allows teachers, students, and student parents or guardians to connect, interact and grow together through an online education platform. The company was created in 2011 and witnessed exponential growth since launching in the summer of 2011. Right now, it it estimated that almost 2 in 3 schools in the United States use Class Dojo within classrooms. The app is particularly popular among grades k-8, as it is geared towards a more younger child audience and not a teen or young adult age group.
Class Dojo has expanded outside of the United States and is now used all over the world. Schools in more than 180 countries are currently using class Dojo to enhance the educational experience and to foster communication. Messages on Class Dojo can be translated in over 35 languages right now for free which makes easy to use even for non-native language speaking students or parents.
Class Dojo was founded in San Francisco, California and the company’s headquarters is located in 735 Tehama St San Francisco, CA 94103. The app is currently free to download and use.
What Are The Benefits To Using It?
There are numerous benefits to using Class Dojo. The biggest benefit touted by parents is that they can get constant updates, complete with photos and teacher comments during the school day and after the school day. Parents love seeing the progress and activities their children are making in school, especially in visual formats such as videos and photos.
Another great benefit of Class Dojo is that it allows students, teachers and parents to connect outside the classroom. This builds a classroom community and is especially effective in breaking the ice with shy students and new students to a classroom.
Teachers can also quickly communicate with a single parent about an issue with a child or send out an announcement to all parents about an upcoming trip or activity.
What Does The Future Hold?
Class Dojo is currently free to use and the founders of the company Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don have firmly stated that it will remain free for all teachers, their students and the student parents to use. There are plans floating around to monetize the app. While the app will most likely remain free, premium services that will cost extra for parents to use could be developed. The app could also be used as a platform to download educational material, purchase things such as yearbooks and pay for school trips and lunches.
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