ClassDojo aims to add more Educational Features to its Application

ClassDojo raised $21 million in its series B round of venture funding led by General Catalyst. The money will be used to employ more experts and add content features to improve on ClassDojo. Other new investors that joined Class Dojo were GSV, Reach Capital, and SignalFire.

ClassDojo application was developed by Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don to act as a communication platform that connects parents to the school. Regular communication between teachers and parent make parents aware of the social and behavioral development of their children.

Besides the connection between educators and relatives, the application was designed to improve on students’ learning process. ClassDojo’s management has collaborated with Stanford’s Project for Education Research That Scales center to add videos that would be used to grow the mindset of children.

ClassDojo transforms education by giving students leadership over their studies. Students are keen to add useful content to their portfolios which are seen by their parents. For this reason, parents and teacher give a positive comment which encourages students to develop good values like, active participation in class, working hard, teamwork, leadership, and responsibility.

The application can be accessed through Android mobile gadgets and computers. Teachers are given the advantage of free access to the application. Since ClassDojo is usually used amongst students of lower classes, it is easy to use and designed with privacy to keep the student safe.

Due to the significant role played by the application it has become amongst the top downloaded education technology application. The company disclosed that almost half a million worldwide download the application daily.

In United States, two-thirds of schools are using the platform to connect the school with the parents at home. Moreover, the company was in progress to expand is use to more other schools that had not yet adopted Class Dojo.

The application has succeeded to introduce collaboration and support aimed at developing a ground-up change in the education sector. Besides stimulating the changes, the application has also seen the barriers that keep parents away from school being removed. For that reason, parents have assumed an active role in a classroom since the application enables them to monitor the learning process from home.

ClassDojo also helps parents to interact positively with students acting as mentors and motivators to the students throughout their learning process. The application uses a unique approach towards improving education that does not compare to most applications that just aimed at digitalizing education materials.

Brexit Decision May Be Good News For Brazil’s Economy

Britain started a new chapter in their history on June 23, 2016. That date will go down in the history books as the date the UK decided to leave the European Union. The Brits were sick of the EU’s overbearing bureaucracy, and the money they gave to the EU that disappeared without any positive results. Britain now has the opportunity to develop more trading partners, and one of those new partners might be Brazil. When Portuguese-speaking Brazil found out about Britain’s decision to leave the EU, Flavio Maluf the CEO of the giant international company, Eucatex, didn’t waste any time calling his offices around the world. The Brexit decision could translate into more business for Eucatex, and Maluf wanted to alert his associates in Britain, and in other countries that opportunity was knocking on their door.

Flavio Maluf is a special kind of Chief Executive Officer. Maluf started his career with family-owned Eucatex in 1987 after spending time in the New York City attending NYU. Maluf learned to translate Portuguese into English when he lived in New York. He did learn English in school in Brazil, but living in New York gave him the opportunity to learn to speak and write English without a distinct Portuguese accent. When Maluf joined Eucatex he was an apprentice, so he worked his way through the company learning all there was to know about forestry, minerals, and wood, especially eucalyptus wood. Flavio became president of Eucatex in 1997, and he is now the CEO of the company. Eucatex ceiling tiles got the company started in the export business, but Eucaboard is one of the main products that is used in furniture around the world. Eucatex MDF and MDP panels are also important exports and so are, Eucatex doors and paint.

The UK has never been a big importer of Eucatex products, but Maluf believes Britain might sign a bilateral trade agreement with Brazil, and that would be a good thing for Eucatex. Britain only accounts for less than 2 percent of all Brazilian export revenue. Maluf thinks that might change because of the Brexit decision.

Making Trouble For Dictators Is The Role Of Thor Halvorssen

As the founder of the Human Rights Foundation Thor Halvorssen has become a major part of the human rights activism community, but Halvorssen has always looked to do things his own way to achieve the success he feels should be a consistent theme for those around him. Creating the Human Rights Foundation allowed Thor Halvorssen to continue his impressive rise through the activism community that he believes should be focusing on the rising number of dictators and tyrannical governments operating in countries around the world.

Dictators are the main focus for Thor halvorssen as he looks to try and reduce the number of political prisoners held in prisons around the world and reduce the number of people living under difficult human rights situations. Forming the Human Rights Foundation allowed Halvorssen to focus on those areas he feels most strongly about, instead of looking to handle issues in the developed world that are often the focus of major human rights groups across North America. Thor Halvorssen believes he has a responsibility to reduce the level of human rights abuses no matter the political persuasion of the ruling government of a country; this approach differs from many of his peers in the activism community who have refused funding from conservative groups, and refuse to discuss the problems facing people living in countries headed by socialist groups.

There are many issues facing the world that are a worry for Thor Halvorssen, including the plight of his home nation of Venezuela as socialist governments continue to cause problems. Halvorssen believes the policies of government officials have been driven by greed and points to fixed food prices that limit the level of supplies available to Venezuelan’s on a daily basis.

Here is a Youtube video in which Halvorssen discusses democratic socialism:

The political ideology of Thor Halvorssen has often been misunderstood, but the liberal ideas he follows are reflected in his ownership of the Ny Tid newspaper in Norway; Halvorssen was also an outspoken supporter of Senator Bernie Sanders and his attempt to win the Democratic nomination for President during the 2016 Presidential election cycle.

Here’s some more information for Thor Halvorssen:

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/thor-halvorssen#/entity