Classdojo, the makers of a classroom community app, have raised $21 million in their latest round of funding. Their application empowers teachers, parents, and students to create a partnership of educational achievement through use of the app as a communication platform. The company, co-founded by Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don in 2011, is using the funds to expand their team and the features of the app. In particular, they want the app to be used throughout the day, not just at school but at home as well so that there is greater parental involvement in their kids’ success. Check this related link.
Among its features, the app gives teacher the ability to let parents know what each day’s activities will be, as well as being able to send them photos and videos of their students work. The app is designed to be easy-to-use and is provided for free. Amazon. com has more info.The app is now used in over 85,000 schools across the country in grades kindergarten through 8th grade. Classdojo is committed to creating a positive culture in classrooms and schools all over the US and has been expanding into 180 countries around the world.
One of the features of the app is each child having a digital portfolio they can share, called Student Stories, which can include pictures, video, and text. Another feature of the app is giving parents and teachers the ability to privately text each other, and they don’t have to exchange phone numbers in order to do so. The app works on iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, as well as any pc. Based on www.crunchbase.com