ClassDojo’s vision to give all kids an education they love
“With ClassDojo, we’re finally able to do the work that inspired us to become teachers in the first place. We have BIG dreams for our students and ourselves. And for the first time, I feel like I’m making them happen.”
To bring communities together, and give their kids learning experiences they love.
We think every kid on Earth should get an education they love.
We don’t believe there is some “ideal” education, a one-size-fits-all model that all kids must fit. Instead, we believe every community of teachers, kids and families should be able to get the learning experiences that they want and love. And we believe the way to do that is from the ground up.
This is ClassDojo’s plan: we listen to teachers, kids and families. We help them work together as a community. And we help them bring the world’s best learning experiences into their classrooms and homes.Read more about our plan to change education from the ground up
What is ClassDojo?
ClassDojo is a school communication platform that teachers, students, and families use every day to build close-knit communities by sharing what’s being learned in the classroom home through photos, videos, and messages.
“ClassDojo is so cool! There are so many things we learn and do at school that we wish our parents could see, and now they can! Teachers, students and our parents all work together to make our time in school worth every minute.”
- Actively used in 95% of all K-8 schools in the U.S. and 180 countries
- 1 in 6 U.S. families with a child under 14 use ClassDojo every day
- 15 million children have learned about Growth Mindset and Empathy with ClassDojo, see the videos here
- All messages can be translated into 35 languages automatically
- Teachers translate 270,000 messages every week in the U.S.
- Series C funding in 2018
- NBC Today Show
Education Innovation Award - 2011
30 under 30: Education - 2012
Crunchie Award for Best Education Startup - 2015
30 Under 30 for Education - 2015
Next Wave Leaders Under 35 - 2015
- Fast Company
Innovation by Design Awards - 2016
- Fast Company
35 Most Innovative Apps of the Year - 2016
25 Most Disruptive Companies - 2017
In the news
Classrooms And Students, ClassDojo Sees Skyrocketing Usage
Crunchbase News, April 2020
How to Change Education (From the Ground Up)
Classdojo, Feb 2019
How ClassDojo Built One of the Most Popular Classroom Apps
Forbes, May 2017
Breathe Deeply: Mindfulness Coming to a School Near You
USA Today, May 2017
Education App Changes Classroom Dynamics
CNN International, May 2017
The 35 Most Innovative Apps of the Year
Fast Company, September 2016
“ClassDojo has made me feel more connected to my daughter’s classroom than ever before. I really feel like her teacher and I are part of a team!”
Classroom is where teachers and students build their classroom culture. They choose skills and values – things like creativity or teamwork – and share feedback on progress with each other. Classroom is the simplest way for teachers and students to build an incredible classroom culture together.
Stories are instantly updating streams of pictures and videos from the school day. Every class, school, and student has their own Story, all of which are shared home with parents. School Story helps school leaders to share with all families connected to their school, Class Story helps teachers to share with all families connected to their class, and Student Stories helps students to create their own story: a timeline – or portfolio – of what they've learned.
ClassDojo Beyond School is an amazing way for families to bring the best of ClassDojo home. Families can subscribe to get access to feedback points at home, a fun avatar customizer, and character-building activities to help kids develop skills like perseverance and mindfulness. It’s completely optional, and currently being rolled out to ClassDojo families!
Messages allow teachers, parents, and school leaders to instantly message each other, without needing to share phone numbers or contact details. Messages can be translated into 35 different languages, and "Quiet Hours" lets teachers set away times so parents know when they are not available.
Original Content: Big Ideas
ClassDojo Big Ideas gives teachers and parents simple ways to access original content that helps students learn about important concepts and social-emotional skills. The original video series ‘Growth Mindset' (made in partnership with Stanford PERTS) and ‘Empathy’ (made in partnership with Harvard’s Making Caring Common), have been seen by 1 in 3 kids aged 5-14 in the US.
ClassDojo Beyond School launches, giving families a way to give points at home and support character building with new activities
‘Big Ideas’ Growth Mindset and Empathy video series now seen by 1 in 3 kids aged 5-14 in the US
Student Stories debuts: simple portfolios. Students can create personal timelines to reflect on, and share home
2/3 of schools in the US active on ClassDojo, and ClassDojo reaches 180 countries
School Story launches, opening up communication to full-school sharing
ClassDojo debuts its first Original Series, ‘Big Ideas: Growth Mindset’, in collaboration with Stanford University’s PERTS lab
ClassDojo “Translate” launches, allowing messages to be translated into 35+ different languages’
Class Story introduced. Allows teachers to share a stream of classroom moments with parents through photos, videos, and messages’
ClassDojo wins TechCrunch Crunchie for ‘Best Education Startup’
ClassDojo Mentor program launches, connecting educators across schools
ClassDojo launches ‘Messaging’, making classroom communication simple
ClassDojo receives Series A funding
ClassDojo launches on Android
ClassDojo launches on iOS
ClassDojo expands to allow students to sign up
ClassDojo goes international, with teachers translating it into 30 languages
After 10 weeks, 1% of all US teachers have joined ClassDojo (35,000 teachers)
After five weeks, more than 12,000 teachers have joined ClassDojo
First version of ClassDojo launches! 80 teachers join in one week
Sam and Liam (ClassDojo’s co-founders) leave the UK to join Imagine K12’s inaugural class
Ready to create incredible classrooms?
ClassDojo’s culture values empathy, long-term speed, ownership, continuous improvement and creativity. We welcome talented, driven people who care about improving education. We’re doing that today by changing how classrooms work, at scale. If this sounds exciting, we’d love to hear from you.See openings