From time and time again people are always looking to make things better. While everything else is being pushed forward, some school systems are still stuck with chalk boards and no computers. One of the companies that have decided to upgrade the educational system is ClassDojo. They’ve developed a communications app that changes the way learning works and pulls in parents, teachers, and even the students.
Keeping in touch with your school has never been more fun and easy. Everyone involved in your school can message each other, faculty can instantly message each other to plan school events and lectures, students can talk to students, and etc. Not only can the school save time and money, but anyone can be contacted as soon as possible in case of a dispute or altercation. Students don’t have to use their photos but are assigned avatars which can be customized inside the app. The avatars can be inspected by itself or teachers can collect students into classified groups.
ClassDojo is not only a communication app, but a lecture and reward system as well. It has the ability to sync up with smart boards to bring in student interaction. Everything displayed on the smart board is relayed onto the students app where they can easily follow along and take notes. The smart board can be tied with their Dojo points which can be redeemed for whatever the teacher has as a prize. These points are usually awarded in group activities, participation, and outstanding academic performance.
For those who love using ClassDojo and want to see more from it, the app may be adding more features for them soon. ClassDojo is completely free to download and use for teachers, students, parents and administrators and comes with teaching content readily available. It’s allowed parents and teachers to be in constant communication with one another, and with the ability to post pictures of class activities in the Student Stories section, it’s almost become like a classroom Instagram. ClassDojo wants to add more content to their program, including making more videos about learning to their animated series. The animated series features young students who have to tackle learning challenges, and learn how to think differently in order to do so. The idea is to encourage students to become classroom leaders and promote positive behavior along the way.
ClassDojo actually started out as simply a behavior reward system when Liam Don and Sam Chaudhary co-founded it. Chaudhary and Don felt that classrooms were lacking in both teaching tools, and even in social apps in general that could change classroom culture in a positive way. So they decided it was time to build an app that teachers and parents would love, and that was not driven by making money or simply following the latest digital trends. ClassDojo was born and it started becoming a favorite of local teachers and school administrators. To date, ClassDojo has raised about $30 million in capital funding, including around $21 million just last year. They have not spent any funds on advertising as word of mouth has been effective at promoting the app.
While the app was originally intended to reward good behavior in class, Don and Chaudhary saw the potential for it to eliminate parent and teacher meetings with texting and picture messaging features. Indeed, many schools can save time and money in that area now that ClassDojo is becoming widely-used, but Don and Chaudhary also see the arrival of new premium features as a way to save money on curriculum-based software that schools currently have to purchase. ClassDojo has also been improving security by adding improved features, and has upheld their pledge never to sell user data to data mining companies.
Talk Fusion was established in 2007 by Bob Reina. Its core objective is to create a healthy competition between businesses. Talk Fusion’s innovative products have the capacity to increase business sales and profits while reducing customer turnover. It offers a wide variety of mechanisms of making marketing more persuasive, engaging, and memorable through the use of video marketing solutions. Their products are available in more than 140 countries with a 30 days free trial for customers who wishes to try before they buy. The company fosters a strong commitment to charity.
On August 2016, Technology Marketing Corporation awarded Talk Fusion’s revolutionary video chat as the winner of 2016 Communication Solutions Products year award. It was their second award from TMC, a renowned media giant in 2016. The award honors the most outstanding products and services that facilitate data, video, and voice communication. The award goes to the newly introduced or significantly improved products and services for the past one year.
In a press release, Technology Marketing Corporation’s CEO, Rich Tehrani, expressed his pleasure for honoring Talk Fusion as the recipient of the coveted award. Rich describes the award winners as real leaders in the world of communication. According to Rich, Talk Fusion’s revolutionary cross-communication platform is the best available in the market.
Talk Fusion’s video chat would use the power of WebRTC technology. The video chat facilitated face-to-face communication anywhere on devices such as smartphones, desktop or tablet. The applications are now available on platforms such as iTunes and Google Play Stores. Bob Reina, the CEO of Talk Fusion describes the accolade as the beginning of even brighter future.
Talk Fusion’s Chief Technical Officer; Ryan Page said that the prestigious award confirmed their ambitious goals as a team. Ryan attributed Talk Fusion’s success to the commitment of the IT team. Even with this achievement, Talk Fusion has launched a new website, TalkFusionInstantPay.com, introduced Free Trials for all its products as well as a WebRTC Recorder in less than a year. With the successful introduction of a pipeline of innovative communication products and services, it seems like 2016 is Talk Fusion’s year of incredible success.