ClassDojo is an application that was created by Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don in 2011. Their mission is to help teachers connect with students and their parents through the software. ClassDojo allows students to learn more skills and uses a reward system where points are awarded for good behavior. The platform can be launched on laptops, cellular phones, tablets, or computers.
A fact from a Forbes profile states that one of the founders even dropped out of acquiring his PhD in computer science to work for full-time in the company. ClassDojo is based out of San Francisco, California, and they are available in over 180 countries as 95% of pre-K schools in the US use the application, according to an article from PR Newswire. In other news, the article from February of 2019 lists that they were able to acquire $35 million in funding, which accumulated to $65 million total. ClassDojo set out with the mission to improve the education system and make learning fun for young children.
One of the co-founders, and the CEO describes how education is an experience rather than an item like a Tesla or iPhone. Sam Chaudhary shares how they took in feedback from teachers, parents, and families to improve their system. Since then, the application has now been used all around the world at schools. Some teachers have described that ClassDojo has made their life much easier and made learning entertaining. Liam Don, one of the other founders of ClassDojo, stated how their plan is to create the best education platform for students, teachers, and families.