The Amazing and Continued Success of ClassDojo

Technology is changing the way we live our lives and deal with everyday tasks. What used to be difficult tasks are now becoming things that we can complete with the mobile devices in our pockets. Mobile technology has been helping parents stay more connected with their children’s education as well. ClassDojo is a great example of a tech company that is putting the power into parents hands when it comes to interaction with their children’s scholastic progress. Now that daily updates can be sent straight to the parent’s phone with ClassDojo, it is easier for teachers to communicate overall progress to parents instead of only contacting them due to incidents that arise.

With the ClassDojo system, parents will be able to see the progress of their children scholastic and behaviorally. If a child has been dealing with any serious behavioral issues, it will be easy to monitor the daily behavior of this child with daily updates. Parents will also be able to stay on top of their children’s curriculum to better assist them with their homework.

ClassDojo has stood out in the world of education as a leader in parent-teacher technology. Instead of only having parent-teacher conferences every few months, communication between these two parties can be much more regular. It is easy to see why ClassDojo has recently raised $21 million in funding for the growth of their technology. It will be very exciting to see where ClassDojo is headed in the next few years.

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

Greatness in Tech

Yesterday, Business Insider released its “Silicon Valley 100” list, a collection of the most powerful, collaborative forces featuring the largest and newest names in the industry. We all read this, but we often don’t talk about the kind of impact achievement and influence like this can have on motivating an entire generation of tech start ups and elementary schoolers taking coding and computer science classes for the first time.

It’s nice to be recognized for the work you do, but ending up on the Silicon Valley 100 list isn’t just about vanity. It’s a statement that what you’re doing is so special and so valuable to the interests of technology that the entire world needs to know who you are. These are people managing massive juggernauts and rapidly growing startups. This list means that you’re making it more than almost anyone you could possibly know.

For those of us who are passionate about the work we’re doing in tech, from investing to development and beyond, being recognized for our work makes us feel good, but it could also be the difference between thousands and thousands of dollars in valuation and profits, so getting on this list is a veritable golden ticket.

I know I want to make it easy for every child in America to have a computer, which is an obvious tech goal, but I also want to use tech to connect poor people to fresh food sources, a more complex goal.

Who knows, maybe you’ll see me on the Silicon Valley 100 someday.