While not quite hitting the highs of 2015, the education technology industry seems to be on an upward trajectory after a down 2016. According to Pitchbook, the industry will reach a value of $1.4 billion by the end of 2017. One of the company’s that is doing really well in the industry is ClassDojo, an app that makes is easy to create a classroom community that involves teachers, parents, and students.

The companies that are doing well in the industry are creating products and services that teachers see as vital and really helping them perform their job of educating students. They are also fun for the child to interact with. The tools that most help students learn are the ones that are finding the most success.

According to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, about 60% of teachers say that the educational technology tools they use help students learn. Since budgets are stretched thin in education across the nation the teachers key on those tools that are affordable and provide something necessary. ClassDojo is one of the tools that do this. It’s an app through which parents can be kept in the loop about what is happening in their child’s classroom all the time, not just during a parent-teacher conference.

By helping to build a positive culture in classrooms around the world, ClassDojo has become a vital app for many teachers. In fact, about 90% of schools in America have a teacher using this app in their classroom. One of the big reasons it has become popular with teachers is that Sam Chaudhary, one of the company’s co-founders, makes sure he gets honest feedback from its users so that they can make the app even better at meeting their needs.

ClassDojo has an active Facebook page where they show how their app is being used to solve problems in classrooms. They also post articles addressing educational issues on their page. Additionally, when things are updated in the app the Facebook page shows people about it, such as when the Student Stories section of the app recently had a big overhaul to improve it.