It sometimes takes a creative mind that thinks outside of the box to succeed these days. This has been the case for Sam Chaudhary and his new education tech startup company. He originally visited Palo Alto in 2011 to get his new venture moving in the right direction. However, he was not quite sure what this startup would look like. After initially touching base with teachers to help shape his startup, his team came to the conclusion that they wanted something that would alleviate the worst part of teaching. It is five years later now, and the project has taken the form of a startup that is taking Silicon Valley by storm – ClassDojo.
This app can be used on both iPhones and Android devices and it works very much like a social media site. ClassDojo allows parents to see the work that their kids submit via uploaded photos and videos from teachers. So far, millions of people are using this application, which puts it off to a very strong start. The massive user base also explains why so many people are now interested in how ClassDojo has been able to effectively engage so many people.
Unlike some other popular apps, ClassDojo sounds pretty basic – Teachers, parents and students are all interconnected to the work that students do in school, but the app is changing the experience of educating for lots of teachers. About 2 in 3 of schools use this app in the United States. It is also being used in around 180 countries around the world. Essentially, ClassDojo is about educational empowerment. The end result is the creation of a positive atmosphere for classes and schools.
There is no doubt that social sites and apps will continue to grow in popularity in the coming years. It makes sense, then, that ClassDojo has become such a hit. It encapsulates all of the aspects of social media that people enjoy, while putting a solid emphasis on education and improving the educational experience for teachers, parents and students. By creating community via an app, Chaudhary has managed to create a breakthrough educational app that has proven to create the kind of ground-up change that the educational sector has been in need of for quite some time. In a world that seems to be filled with so many apps that very few stand out from the pack, Class Dojo has managed to both stand out and to help create positive change in the world of education.