Technology has become a dominant part of the education system. Today, almost every aspect of the education system is impacted by modern technology. While technology has had a major impact on most areas of the education system, there are still a few areas of the education system where technology has yet to make a significant impact. One of these areas is the teacher and parent communication that takes place related to students.
The traditional method of communication between teacher and parents has been and continues to be the face-to-face meetings that are held between teachers and parents a few times each year. These meetings are important in the growth of students because the meetings allow parents and teachers to meet to discuss the strengths and weakness of the students.
Although these meetings hold significance in the educational development of the students, the method of the meetings pose various problems for both teachers and parents. For teachers, the meetings add a tremendous amount of time requirements fro meetings when teachers are already overloaded with the tasks that they need to handle on a daily basis. As for parents, the amount of time needed concerning the meetings can cause time allocation problems to an already full schedule.
A company that is taking aim at providing a technology alternative to the physical meetings between teachers and parents is ClassDojo. The company has an app that provides the capability for parents and teachers to communicate over a platform designed for schools. The communication app developed by ClassDojo allows teachers and parents to communicate on a regular basis without having to physically meet in person.
The app allows teachers to update parents using the app. Parents can connect to the communication platform to view student schoolwork, student activities, student progress, and a variety of other student related tasks.
Recently ClassDojo received additional funding for the communication app to add a wide array of capabilities to the app. The amount of additional funding is 21 million dollars. The app by ClassDojo is already receiving good reviews from schools that are using the app. The communication app is in almost 80,000 schools across the country.
ClassDojo is providing technology in an area of the education system where there has been little technology. Many schools are still primarily using the few face to face meetings held during the year related to parent and teachers to keep parents informed o students progress in school. The communication app by ClassDojo will give these schools options related to the traditional parent and teacher meeting.