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ClassDojo’s vision to give every kid on Earth 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.

Stephanie Smith, 4th grade teacher in Tennessee

ClassDojo's Mission

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.

TEDx talk by Brianna, 4th grade student in Washington

Fast facts

  • 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

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

See more on our press page

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!

Clarissa Miles, parent in Tennessee

Product overview

Classroom

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

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.

Beyond School

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

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.

Timeline

Today
2018
  • November

    ClassDojo Beyond School launches, giving families a way to give points at home and support character building with new activities

2016
  • October

    ‘Big Ideas’ Growth Mindset and Empathy video series now seen by 1 in 3 kids aged 5-14 in the US

  • July

    Student Stories debuts: simple portfolios. Students can create personal timelines to reflect on, and share home

  • April

    2/3 of schools in the US active on ClassDojo, and ClassDojo reaches 180 countries

  • February

    School Story launches, opening up communication to full-school sharing

  • January

    ClassDojo debuts its first Original Series, ‘Big Ideas: Growth Mindset’, in collaboration with Stanford University’s PERTS lab

2015
  • September

    ClassDojo “Translate” launches, allowing messages to be translated into 35+ different languages’

  • September

    Class Story introduced. Allows teachers to share a stream of classroom moments with parents through photos, videos, and messages’

  • February

    ClassDojo wins TechCrunch Crunchie for ‘Best Education Startup’

2014
  • August

    ClassDojo Mentor program launches, connecting educators across schools

  • January

    ClassDojo launches ‘Messaging’, making classroom communication simple

2013
  • April

    ClassDojo receives Series A funding

  • February

    ClassDojo launches on Android

2012
  • September

    ClassDojo launches on iOS

  • April

    ClassDojo expands to allow students to sign up

  • January

    ClassDojo goes international, with teachers translating it into 30 languages

2011
  • October

    After 10 weeks, 1% of all US teachers have joined ClassDojo (35,000 teachers)

  • September

    After five weeks, more than 12,000 teachers have joined ClassDojo

  • August

    First version of ClassDojo launches! 80 teachers join in one week

  • June

    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.

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