Securus Technologies is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the United States, and they primarily serve prisons. They are manufacturing devices that can be used by the prisoners to call their loved ones outside, and at the same time, these devices are being monitored by the authorities who are guarding them. The devices are equipped with voice recording technology, and every conversation made with devices from Securus Technologies will be transmitted to a central office inside the correctional facility that can be recorded by the jail guards. These devices are being used to stop the crimes happening inside the jail, and most of the time, the authorities are successful in preventing crimes to occur inside the prison.
Despite the effort of Securus Technologies to provide communication inside the prison, some prisoners tend to use a cell phone that cannot be tracked down and recorded by the authorities. These cell phones are tagged as contraband, and they are being confiscated. One of the reasons why contraband cell phones are being taken away from the prisoners is because of its capability to initiate contact with the outside world without being detected. Several people have perished outside of the prison because someone inside has access to cell phones, and they have contacted a hired hitman to kill or to injure someone they don’t like. It has happened to a local jail guard in Florida, wherein two men shot him in his stomach six times. They were hired by an individual serving inside the prison, who had a contraband cell phone. Miraculously, the jail guard survived, and he did everything that he can to confiscate the remaining contraband cell phones in the state. The jail guard would soon join Securus Technologies to become one of their employees.
Securus Technologies has been working on a wireless containment system, a technology they revealed that will combat the use of contraband cell phones inside the correctional facilities. This technology will disable any phone calls coming from regular cell phones from reaching the number that they dialed, and even messaging would fail. Securus Technologies stated that they are hoping that the introduction of the wireless containment system would prevent the atrocities committed by inmates against people who are living peacefully outside. The jail guard who was victimized by hired killers stated his excitement for the technology developed by Securus Technologies. He said that because of their wireless containment system, his colleagues who are working in danger can now be protected. He is hoping that the technology will be released as soon as possible, and he sees that those who are working in the same industry would now be protected from any harm involving the use of contraband cell phones. Securus Technologies would continue working with the authorities to suppress any form of violence inside the prison.
ClassDojo is an organization focused on making a transformation in the education sector for all the students. The aim of the group is to connect the teachers, students, and the parents and bring in a lively study environment.
ClassDojo has attracted the attention being associated with the founding and developing the ClassDojo App that gets used in the classrooms. The App enables the sharing of videos, photos, messaging and other activities in the classroom. They make the class a bit of fun and lively to be part of it.
It has led to the app gaining popularity with 90% of k-8 using the App. Currently, they serve 180 countries. They also have different languages that make them communicate effectively.
The organization is diverting their focus from the traditional view of the classroom as a place where fits absolute numbers of individuals. Instead, they are building a class that has a chance for the parents to get included. They focus on seeing each person create a classroom of his wish.
The latest revelation states that ClassDojo has injected $21million in the development of the ClassDojo App. The App is aimed at bringing a more elaborate communication between the teachers and the pupils. By this way, the movements and the behavioral changes of the various students will be able to be monitored more closely. It will result in the parents and the teachers understanding the students in a more personal ground.
The advantage of the App is that it will make the teachers communicate with the parents freely. The parents will get acquired by the events taking place. It is a huge step as the attention will shift from the annual meeting to a regular interaction. It will result in overall success. As the app has gained the market share, there is the need to find a way to keep off the competitors. The company has engaged in an exercise to find other useful features that they can add to the app and make a lot of success in it.
ClassDojo recently raised in excess of twenty-one million dollars for the funding of their technology company that connects students, parents and educators so that they can communicate easily and efficiently about the student’s academics and behavior in school. The normal system is that parents are updated about their student’s behavior during parent’s day or academic day hence caught by surprise. ClassDojo will enable them to communicate on a daily basis throughout the year thus consistent updates.
Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don, the founders and directors of ClassDojo, said that the funds would be used to determine the features and content to be included in their application and increase their team of expertise. The new features should be useful to the participants during school days and also holidays. Teachers are able to create their accounts and create students daily schedules which are visible to parents. They can also take photos and record videos or voice clips hence update the concerned parents.
The idea was first implemented in 2012 and grew rapidly to being the leading application used in the education industry. The application is currently serving more than hundred thousand schools in the vast United States and Canada. As of now, the application is yet to generate any revenue since the founders have concentrated in distributing the application. It has a confidentiality clause where the founders cannot use the information since it involves innocent children. The recent round of venture was sponsored by companies like SignalFire, ReachCapital and GSV. The sponsors view ClassDojo as any other social media platform but specifically built for educators. It is easy to envision parents and teachers buying content such as discussion guides, lessons, videos and custom yearbooks which can be used to increase the child’s knowledge. The application can also offer a payment platform for issues like field trips and lunch.