Classdojo – Changing the Way the School Community Communicates with the parents and Students

Classdojo in a recent Series B round of funding raised $21 million that will allow them to fund their creative technology that will provide a platform for teachers and parents to communicate. This communication platform will help the teachers, parents and the students to communicate easily and more frequently. The parents will be able to keep a tab on the development of their child helping create a positive culture with classrooms and schools. The technology will help in efficient communication so that the parents are always aware of the academics as well as the behavioral development of the child throughout the year and not just at the end of the school year.

The series B round of funding was completed in the year 2015, and the co-founders of the company, Liam Don, and Sam Chaudhary would use the money raised for research and find out the different features that will benefit the parents when they use the app from home. The main aim of building such as app is to guide the connection between Teachers, parents, students and to empower parents and teachers to communicate on a daily basis about the progress of their child, based this on en.wikipedia.org. The founders said that they had the idea about such a community app back in 2011. They want to add many more ground up changes to the app so that they can bring a positive and refreshing way for parents and teachers to communicate. Some additional features they are looking to include are to allow the parents to pay for lunches, field trips and also supplies through the app and having a record of it with them on their phones.  Go straight to this related link.

ClassDojo is an IT company with its headquarter in San Francisco, California. Built in 2011, the app is being used in more than 2 in 3 schools in the United States and over 180 countries around the world. The app allows parents, teachers and the students to share their school activities through messages, photographs or videos among them and in real time. The app is user-friendly, and efforts are being made to make it more efficient by adding newer features after research and meetings with teachers, students, and the parents. Using the fresh round of funding, the company aims to reach more countries and more number of schools so that they too can make use of this technology to build a stronger community that is based on the all round development of their children.  Check on crunchbase.com.

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The Importance of Online Reputation Management

In the era of the internet it doesn’t take much to sink a persons reputation or a companies business. Literally one public relations snafu could lead to a storm of negative comments on social media, bad press, and a loss of business. This is largely the reason why online reputation management firms like Status Labs exist. However, the question begs to be asked: what happens when a reputation management firm has a crisis of their own. President and Co-Founder of Status Labs, Darius Fisher, decided to talk details on how his company overcame a potentially staggering PR disaster.

With the office being bombarded by the press and social media taking up arms, Fisher had to do what he could to bring a calm energy back to the office. He started by penning an open letter to his team detailing how he was going to get things right. Then he began to focus on an inner-office culture change. This started with getting the office more involved with local charities before moving into employee to employee changers. Status Labs began organizing team building activities as well as providing perks such as catered lunches and a ‘pets allowed’ policy.

Next up Fisher had to show that Status Labs was truly a changed company. This meant that business had to go on and Status Labs had to show where they were at. Since the incident, a few years ago, Status Labs has worked with over 1,000 different businesses and individuals around the world. Fisher’s move toward becoming more incorporated into the community paid big dividends as now the public and his own employees are much happier as a result.

More information for Status Labs:

http://advertising.utexas.edu/internships/general-public-relations/status-labs