Category: Tech Industry

ClassDojo Raises Funds For New App

ClassDojo recently released information about their new application that brings parents and teachers together. It is a brand new communication platform that makes it easy for teachers, parents, and kids to connect and share information throughout the day. At one time, parents and teachers did not share information about their children until a parent/teacher meeting was scheduled some time during the year. Now, parents are able to keep up to date with their kids in real time. Parents, teachers, and students agree that the development of the application is very empowering for all involved.

Dojo Raises Funds

Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don, are the co-founders of ClassDojo. They are very pleased with the fact that they raised 21 million dollars in venture funding. Now, they are taking some time out to research and add more members to their team. Their goal is to create a communication platform that is instrumental in creating a positive culture with classrooms and schools. This will be a ground-up change as they try to transform the application into providing premium quality material. The team would also like parents to know that they work to protect the privacy of the kids and parents. They would never sell or share the data.

ClassDojo

ClassDojo is an original platform that provides a method of communication between parents, teachers, and students. This very unique application makes it possible to create a community with a positive culture within classrooms and schools. Teachers are able to interact with their students in real time and view their work and progress. Teachers are provided with the opportunity to interact with kids on a personal level and offer them encouragement. Students are able to demonstrate their learning ability and show their accomplishments via videos and photographs. Parents are able to watch their kids progress in real time.

The ClassDojo platform gets everyone involved with team spirit and working together. The application makes it easy for even the busiest, working parents to get involved with their child’s learning experience at school and in the classroom. The best part is that ClassDojo is free for teachers and works on popular operating systems.

Read more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ClassDojo

Chris Burch Expounds the Relationship that Exists between Technology and Fashion

Technology has advanced over the years. For instance, the large boom box with two cassette decks common in the 70s was added in movie story lines in the 80s, increasing its popularity dramatically. The 90’s were marked with the invention of the Walkman that enabled download of music that one liked. Years later, there was an invention of a much smaller portable device known as the iPod. However, this advancement in technology is attributed to fashion. With the marrying of technology and fashion, various designers have stepped in to develop innovative items.
Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin have taken the initiative of taking fashion to a whole new level by developing an Airbag that helps cyclists to protect their head from impact. Other designers such as Ashwin Rajan and Kevin Cannon have developed gloves that enable firefighters to communicate through simple hand gestures. SegraSegra is another designer who has chosen to capitalize on recycling of inner tubes of bicycles to make t-shirts and jackets. On the other hand, Emma Whiteside has designed a gown out of recycled radiator chopper. Soledad Martin has thought of generating energy by developing a shoe prototype so that when walking or running one can charge a cell phone.

Fashion works hand in hand with technology and brings about acceptance of things that had little recognition in the society. Putting on glasses brought about stigma. Therefore, the new technology of Google Glass was not accepted at first. However, when fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg made her models wear glasses on the catwalk, the new technology became widely accepted.

Christopher Burch, the fashion icon

As the head and founder of Burch Creative Capital, Christopher Burch is one of the leading entrepreneurs in the technology industry. With close to 40 years work experience, Mr. Burch has actively participated in the formation of over 50 companies. His success in the fields of fashion, real estate, and technology is attributed to his great entrepreneurial skills and vision for new market opportunities. From a humble beginning as an undergrad at Itchica College, Mr. Burch and his brother Bob started Eagles Eye apparel.

According to Bloomberg.com, Burch Creative Capital is doing well; this translates to its brand portfolio, which includes ED by Ellen DeGeneres, Nihiwatu, Poppin, and Cocoon9. Aside from that, the company has put in place strategies for supporting and developing lifestyle and consumer product brands. These products are diverse and range from retail apparel and home furnishings to hospitality, organic foods, and technology industries.

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