Popular education app ClassDojo recently announced the results of a Series B round of funding for their tech start up. The company raised more than $20 million in funding towards helping connect parent with classrooms. ClassDojo founders Liam Don and Sam Chaudhary say they plan to use the funds to expand their business, creating more jobs for developers, and bringing classrooms and parents even closer together. When they launched ClassDojo, the wanted to significantly improve the rate of parent-teacher communication. Paring innovative technology with everyday classroom education is a great way for parents to remain involved in their students schoolwork, no matter how busy they may be. Education is such an important part of our children’s lives. The creators of ClassDojo recognize this, and hope that their new innovative approach to communication in the classroom, will encourage more conversations about school days at home.
When Liam Don and Sam Chaudhary began working together 2011 they had one mission: bridge the gap between parents and classrooms. Because parents work often work full time, and sometimes scramble to get dinner on the table, or just a few quiet moments to themselves, classroom work and daily achievements are sometimes overlooked. While being involved in your child’s education is extremely important, and likely something all parents desire, it is not always that easy. ClassDojo serves as a bridge to help close the gap between those hardworking parents and their students classrooms.
Much like popular social media apps today, ClassDojo is a safe, online environment that allows teachers to post photos and videos of their students work or class activity to share with parents. Students can receive praise from their viewers through comments and likes, helping boost their self esteem, and putting a smile on mom or dads face as well. ClassDojo is a teacher led platform, listening to the needs and wants of educators all around the world in an attempt to create a batter classroom environment for all. Research shows that parental involvement creates a more positive and engaging learning experience for students. Our children rely heavily on our approval and our support. With the ever increasing use of technology, being physical present is no longer a necessity. Today, more than 85,000 schools in the United States have began using Class Dojo to connect parents to classrooms.
Nowadays, there are different amazing applications and platforms that take care of people who want to connect with others. Skout is a tool that was originally created for the sake of tourists who feel the need to connect with others from different places. Since the beginning, Skout has continued to use its network as a direct route to local and international users who want to expand their social circle.
The platform has changed a lot since it was created. Since it introduced its travel feature, it has been able to attract more users because the feature allows them to take virtual journeys being assisted by their friends from the other end. Statistically speaking, more than 10 million members have used the feature for better accuracy in their networking.
The best thing with the feature is the fact that it has allowed users make use of the virtual trips and convert them into real trips that are in many instances toured with those they met through Skout.
Skout is compatible with iOS devices and is available in several languages. Skout has also undergone a rather paradigm shift to become one of the most popular dating apps today. This is contributed mostly by the fact that it is easy to use, comes accompanied by fascinating and intriguing features that have made it very popular among young adults. Simply put, Skout allows members to meet others and exchange pictures and other light files. Users are also given the freedom to customize their experience by only displaying users they are interested in.
The main screen shows people who are online at the time and by simply tapping a picture, it brings out information about the profile including the last few posts, basic information as well as the number of points they have been able to accumulate. When a user opens a drawer on the left side, a number of alternative means to browse the networks are displayed. The app also comes accompanied by other intriguing features like the ‘Shake to Chat’ feature that displays all users that are online and shaking their phones at the same time.
Different with other similar platforms, many activities on Skout require points so as to be performed. Points can easily be purchased by engaging with advertising platforms and enticing people to buy points so as to be able to view private photos. Other ways that users gain points is when their profiles are checked out and when they send gifts to other people. There is also the wink bomb that allows users to send multiple winks to other users so as to gain more attention.
The app is reasonably put together and very easy to use. It also made history by being among the very first social apps to block the exchange of bathroom and nude photos. This was because the app is very popular even to teenagers and for the sake of their morals, such photos are not allowed. Skout has and will continue making things easier when matters related to socializing and even dating are concerned.