Creating community is critically important when it comes to your child’s education. Parents go to work every day, leaving their children in the care of educational institutions and instructors that mold their mind in shape their future. Because of this, many parents would like to get information about how their child is doing in school, what course work is being covered and how the child is performing. For some busy parents, the only time that they are able to find the source of things out are during PTA meetings or back-to-school night — or worse, if a teacher calls a meeting due to a child’s poor performance.
In this day and age, technology is in a Renaissance period, creating ground up change for the way that teachers communicate with parents. One such evolution in this regard has manifested in the form of ClassDojo. ClassDojo is a tech venture that spawned due to $21 million and fundraising efforts. It is a digital platform that gives parents and teachers a bridge to communicate on a regular basis. This platform gives parents up-to-date information on their child’s behavior, their productivity in the classroom and any other updates that the teacher and parent deem necessary. This is an important tool that supports and supplements both the parent and teacher’s role in shaping the child’s education.
This application was founded in the year 2011 and is currently used by close to 90,000 different school systems throughout the nation. Teachers enjoy this platform because it allows them to seamlessly communicate with parents. It has gained traction in all sorts of school systems, including public schools, private schools and charter schools.
One of the benefits of this application is that it is truly educationally focused and does not use shady tactics that allow the developers to build revenue based on user data. This is critically important since minors are involved and their privacy is of the utmost importance. You could compare the growth of this system to that of some of the most popular social media networks. Right now, the company is all about providing the service and monetization is a little ways off. In the future, parents might be able to purchase supplemental content for their children’s education which helps deepen the impression of the lessons given during the school hours.
As you can see, this is a great tool that parents, children and teachers will be able to find great use with.