Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don wanted to improve education. The pair met and listened to hundreds of teachers to understand their views on how to do this.
The pair released the first version of ClassDojo in July 2011 to help teachers to build a positive classroom culture through a feedback app. In its first week of release, 80 teachers used ClassDojo.
The company connects teachers, schools, and families through communication methods. It also enables teachers to note feedback on students’ skills and creates a portfolio for students, so that families can be aware of school activities outside of meeting with teachers.
This app is used by at least 95 percent of pre-kindergarten through 8th-grade teachers and students,s according to Dojo.
Some people, however, have said that Dojo is indoctrinating students into accepting surveillance as a normal way of life.
ClassDojo maintains a corporate office in San Francisco, California.