ClassDojo is a platform used to enhance communication among parents, teachers and students. It was founded in June 2011 by Liam Don and Sam Chaudhary. ClassDojo is used to build and provide a sense of community between families and teachers to encourage positive characteristics among students. It is also used to allow teachers to share student reports, photos and videos to families. When the beta version of ClassDojo was released in 2011, it was used by 3.5 million teachers and students in over 30 countries within a year. The ready-to-use version was released in 2015 and is used in 180 countries and is available in 35 different languages. In the United States, ClassDojo is used by 90% of school districts. ClassDojo is available on iOS and Android as well as any device with a web browser and is free to use. Instructors can register and create classes with their students and see their individual progress. Instructors can also invite parents to view their child’s progress and any other information shared by the instructor. A unique feature of ClassDojo is that it also allows instructors to reward students on the app in real time and communicate that information with parents.
ClassDojo’s success can be attributed to co-founder Sam Chaudhary’s willingness to receive feedback from the teachers, parents and students throughout the development of the platform. This has allowed parent-teacher conferences to become obsolete, as student progress is shared with parents in real-time through the platform. Because of this, ClassDojo made Inc’s list of the top “25 Most Disruptive Companies” of 2017. The platform has also received numerous awards for innovation and foreseeable future success. It made the Forbes “100 Most Promising Companies of the United States,” and founders Don and Chaudhary made the Forbes “30 Under 30” list in 2015.