ClassDojo, a free communication app for teachers and parents, has just finished their second round of fundraising. This second round closed at 21 million, which will help the app grow their team and expand their features. This app has grown tremendously over the years from its initial application and has matured into a full-fledged classroom communication and collaboration app with extra resources.
ClassDojo sets itself apart from other apps. Most educational tech focus on lesson planning and grade book management. ClassDojo is communication platform that helps to connect the classroom and home in an innovative way. With such constant communication, it makes those quarterly parent teacher conferences obsolete. Sam Chadhaury and Liam Don are hoping to grow the at school and at home features. They want the app to guide the conversations at home between parents and children.
The popular app can be used to create a positive classroom culture through acknowledgement of positive behaviors or sending photos or videos of those precious classroom moments. Often teachers do not have the chance to make all the positive calls, but ClassDojo gives them the chance to “catch them doing the right thing.”
The 25 employee start up has kept the focus on getting the app out to more people, because they have yet to generate profits, yet. User data has never been an option to make profits. Student privacy has always been a concern. They hope to grow the app and create features at home that parents would like to purchase.
The investors have seen the growth of ClassDojo like that of a social network. The messaging, exchange of moments, and other communication features allow parents, students, and teachers to exchange information on progress easily. When the company does choose to make money, they want to make sure that they are making money on features that parents or teachers needs. ClassDojo has always been focused on making both job’s easier in staying connected. Some of the ideas would be like buying yearbooks or paying other fees or maybe transactional features like school lunches or field trips.
Securus Technologies is the leading provider of technological solutions to many correctional facilities in the North America. The level of technology offered by Securus is so sophisticated says PR Newswire that it guarantees public safety while modernizing the experience in the incarceration. They provide their services to more than 3400 correctional facilities dealing with both civil and criminal justice with more than 1.2 million inmates across 48 states in the United States.
In December 2015 as reported by PR Newswire, Securus Technologies released to the market a new and the most advanced technological analytical tool known as THREAD 3.1. This new tool is able to capture conversations between inmates and the outside world while giving analysis through investigating and also reporting on suspicious calling patterns and associations of inmates. THREADS 3.1 contain features that allow for the listening of calls that are going to and from the correctional facilities offering the much- needed security both to the outside world and that of the inmates.
Securus Technology is thus the leading provider of the most revolutionary superior technology that is relevant, modern and which is continuously evolving to meets its client’s needs at all time. It is the largest facility offering communications services in the justice sector and is well known for its latest and up to date web-based technologies. Their products are so much sought after by many correctional facilities and they provide unique lifestyle solutions that range from pre-incarceration to post-incarceration monitoring and reporting making it the best facility in the market for many correctional service providers.
Securus Technologies Company was founded in the year 1986 and has its headquarters in Dallas, TX. It regional offices are also located in Carrollton, TX; Allen, TX; and Atlanta, GA in the United States of America. The company prides an experience of more than 30 years of providing its services to many correctional facilities. It employs so many people and currently it is ranked as the number one innovator in the industry with over 140 patents registered to it and 90 other patents pending registration.
For many years, the company has been connecting family and friends to those that have been incarcerated, connecting correctional officers in those facilities to crucial information, connecting inmates to technology while also helping correctional officers trace and join dots in many investigative leads within the correctional facilities.
In the spirit of giving back to the society, the company has launched the Correctional Officer Memorial Fund which provides financial assistance to correctional officer’s families who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
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Nowadays, finding that special one is easy. You just go online and search them. But is it as easy as it sounds? One of the easiest ways to find that special someone is through Skout. It is a platform created in 2007 that has grown to became one of the largest platforms. It has over 500 million users spread across 180 countries and is available in 14 languages. Every day an astounding 10 million logging into this app.
Skout is a creation of Christian and Sesars. Christian is the CEO while Sesar is the COO. The two have steered the company the last few years, and it recently announced it was now a profitable venture after its many fund raising campaigns. Skout has other of shoots including Nixter and Fuse.
Skout has a new feature called Skout travel. It allows one to tour virtually different cities with a friend in that town. It has already been used by more than 10 million people and has seen some increase in tourism in some Asians countries.
Skout is just one in a pool dating apps available. It belongs to a category called the meeting and chatting apps. Other apps include Tinder that allows one to swipe right for the one you don’t like and left for ones you like. Tinder just like Skout is location based and can be filtered to your needs. Omegle, on the other hand, allows one to video chat with a stranger anywhere on earth and Meet me prides itself ability to connect people.
Messaging apps have also exploded. They are some of the most used by today’s teens. WhatsApp is the best example of this class. It today has over 1 billion users. It is restricted to +16 but has no way of enforcing its standards. Kik Messenger is a mere messenger that has an in-app purchase for one to chat with many people. Oovo is a free video, voice and messaging app.
Microblogging apps and sites include Instagram and Tumblr. Instagram allows one to post pics and videos. A well-placed hashtag with location set will increase the likes as it is visible by many people.
Twitter is a microblog too. It allows you to post 140 character words that are instantly tweeted. You can follow your friends and retweet their posts. It’s hard to delete such post once they are gone. Vine allows one to post 6-second looping videos. They are mostly witty and creative.
Another category of apps involve those with time coded messages. They will auto delete after a set time. Burn note, snap chart, Whisper and Yik Yak, belong to this category.
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