Ground-Breaking ClassDojo

Technology has impacted human beings in all aspects of life. Technology is seen in almost every workplace, in schools, in hospitals, in financial institutions, among other places. Major innovations have happened in the use of technology to advance the education of school-going children. An article published on 15th, April 2016, on Tech crunch website showed an example of what technology has done in the education system.

The article discussed a funding by classDojo, a communication platform that mainly engages teachers, parents, and students to improve school performance. It gave a funding of 21million dollars in support of an application that aims to eliminate the time teachers and parents spend in solving issues of their children. The application would enable educators and parents to keep in touch and monitor performance of the children at school.

The regular communication would be a major step as parents would be updated on what happens each day, week, month or year with their children. Initially, these updates are only done once per semester. According to the editorial, the two co-founders of classDojo, Mr. Liam Don and Sam Chaudhary, the funding is aimed at growing the company. They also aim to do more research on the kind of features and contents that would be useful and relevant to the parents and teachers.

One of the founders said that the app should be able to guide parents on the type of conversations they should have with their children after school, in order to enhance the development and general learning of the children. Teachers can let parents know of the school schedules, take photos and videos of children as they take part in the school activities.

About classDojo
Founded in 2011, the company’s main mission is to give parents, educators, and learners the opportunity to change learning from the ground up. Today, the platform is used by at least 2 out of 3 schools in the United States, and in other 180 nations around the world.
ClassDojo creates a community of teachers, students, and parents, who are connected and empowered to make the necessary changes in the education sector. The application creates a community connected by a shared belief that education can only be improved if they work together as one force and create a positive culture with classrooms and schools. In short, classDojo has helped teachers and parents to bring nearly all progressive initiatives in education easily into the classroom in ways that are appealing to the students.

Scientists Gaining Significantly From The Wessex Institute

The Wessex Institute of Technology has been helping scientists to better communicate for several decades now. The institute was established in 1986 and has been hosting conferences since then in order to bringing the scientific community closer together. Every year the institute hosts more than 20 different conferences. One of the conferences that was organized in 2015 was the materials characterization conference. It was the seventh of its kind to happen and it was mainly concentrated on computation experiments and methods in materials characterization. It was held towards the end of April in Valencia, Spain. There were invited presentations on different subjects from Professor Derek Northwood from the University of Windsor in Canada and Professor Kazuto Tanaka, who is from Doshisha University in Japan. In addition to talks by Tanaka and Northwood, the conference also covered cementitious materials and corrosion problems.

How Intelligent Lighting is paving the Way for Internet of Buildings

LED lights are the cutting-edge technology in energy effective lighting. LED is a semiconductor device, which transforms electricity into light. These solid-state lighting devices have revolutionized the way people light the world by phasing out traditional sources across each section of the worldwide lighting market. Billions of sockets are expected to be operational over the next couple of years.

This transition has triggered a fresh phase of LED adoption – the contest to connect every socket. The risks will be high for both the vendors and consumers. Qualities such as ubiquity, power access, and network connectivity make intelligent lights an ideal platform for introducing the Internet of Things (IoT). The race to own sockets is a competition among vendors to see who will be in charge of IoT’s infrastructure across the built environment.

Away from simple illumination, the Internet of Buildings created on top of cutting-edge lighting systems will entirely change the way people interact with the places in which they live. For instance, biometric sensors will specialize in tracking students’ alertness, slightly shifting spectrum to enhance their focus automatically when it begins to decrease. Additionally, the lights around your building will be intelligent, deciphering data produced by your wearable devices – utilizing light to de-stress you after a long and tiresome day.

About Gooee

Gooee is the founder of the world’s first fully integrated operating platform that links lighting manufacturers to the IoT. It focuses on designing, production, and supplying hardware, software, as well as data management components. Gooee offers ASICs (sensing), real-time control, Wireless Interface Modules and API management platform to control metering and smart lighting products. The company has a team of experienced LED and Semiconductor professionals.