Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don created the platform used for ClassDojo in 2011. These tools have enabled parents not speaking English to have contact with teachers. This effectively bridges the language barrier between the parents and teachers. The students develop skills while the connection between students, teachers and parents is established and maintained. Student reports become accessible by the parents, they are able to view videos and photos and the behavior of the students is monitored by the teachers. The ClassDojo app encourages community building and improved education.
Teachers receive a free ClassDojo account through registration. Parents receive invitations to view their children’s progress and the teachers can share information. Real time is available for rewarding students for performing tasks and communication with the parents. The types of skills desired by the teachers are customizable and teachers can leave feedback for the students to help them adapt to the school and classroom needs. The ClassDojo app is about building trust among all parties involved. The privacy center provides peace of mind, security and trust. The personal information is never shared with marketers or advertisers.
ClassDojo does not keep any personal information not required by the schools. After twelve months, all feedback points for the students are deleted. ClassDojo is in compliance with FERPA and COPPA. Their apps and website have been reviewed and received approval through the Safe Harbor guidelines. The principles of ClassDojo were designed to protect the privacy of the students. No sensitive information regarding the students is collected. ClassDojo is constantly improving and is used in more than 180 countries. ClassDojo can be used with a web browser on any device. It is compatible with both Android and iOS.
ClassDojo is free for teachers encouraging character building, skill development and learning through their schools. The platform has been honored with numerous recognitions and awards such as the Education Innovation Award from the Today Show in 2011 and again in 2013. ClassDojo has received recognition from prestigious sources including Forbes, TechCrunch and the Fast Company. This includes the recognition of being named as one of the year’s 35 Most Innovative Apps.