Class Dojo, taking learning to another level

Now days, technology has affected almost every aspect including education and entrepreneurs investing in this sector are set to make even more with their target being $1.4 billion by the end of this year. Nonetheless, things are likely to go downwards as the U.S federal education budget face cuts in 2018. Even though edtech programs have transformed learning and made it more fun for kids and easy for the teachers, they still face the challenge of meeting the high expectations from teachers who want products and services which not only make it fun for students but also which improve the student learning. Below are what teachers expect each edtech product to achieve

Creates a solution

Teachers and educators want an ed-tech program which do more than making it fun for the students. They want a program which will meet the students’ needs instead of one that is just giving them the thrill. For instance a gamified English program will make it fun for students to learn maths but will it solve the actual problem. In order to know the problems which teachers face every day classDojo goes the extra mile by taking the time to listen to teachers and parents. Doing so provides it with information which enables it to develop edtech programs which solve the problem. Thanks to this ClassDojo is now used in approximately 90% of the US schools.

Another factor which teachers expect from ed-tech programs is that they have to be tested and proven to be effective. That means that they have to use accelerators which ensure that their products have passed through testing. Reason being, accelerators such as LEAP innovations help entrepreneurs validate their products and also matches investment experts with the right educational facilities. Lastly they want programs which enable implementation and adoption. To achieve that, edtech companies need to offer educators support as they use the programs in their classrooms. Some of the companies which have been able to do so include schoology.

About Class Dojo

It was established in 2011 and is one of the leading education technology companies in the United States as it is used in about 90% of K-8 systems schools. It is also used in 180 more countries. The company has its headquarters in San Francisco California and its co-founders are Liam Don and Sam Chaudhary. Most teachers use this communication app to make schedules which parents are able to view from wherever they are. It connects teachers, parents and students thus building a classroom community and enabling parents to be involved in every step of their children’s education.

Michel Terpins’ Evolvement and Clout in the Rally Driving World

Also, in this same year, he was the Cross Country Rally runner-up. Terpins duo includes a navigator, Maykel Justo, who originated from Taubaté (SP) and who has 10 years experience in the Sertões Rally curriculum. Terpins can be found at and

With different off-road trajectories, Terpins and his driving partner formed the second prototype in the T1 prototype category on board the T-Rex which was created by the MEM Motorsport for the second consecutive year. Also, this car went through some modifications which made it more competitive and powerful for the edition.

Recent Rally Updates

In summer 2017, Terpins and his driving partner participated in the Bull Sertões Rally Team’s Double Trophy. This was the contest for the 25th edition for the category T1 prototypes. Also, this was the country’s biggest off-road event that ranges from 19 to 26/8 and has over 3,300 km of the roadmap. Mato Grosso do Sul, Mato Grosso, and Goiás were the three states that were part of the 25-year edition of the Sertões Rally. This race began on August the 20th. Terpins was the pilot, and Justo was the navigator in this Bull Sertões Rally Team. It was set up at the Autodromo Internacional de Goiânia, and the arrival was on 26/8 in Bonito (MS).


Michel Terpins is a Brazilian rally driver who competes in the category Prototypes T1. Making his debut in 2002 in the motorcycle category and being part of a duo since 2015, Terpins participated in a plethora of competitions where he achieved wonderful classifications and several podiums. He also has participated and won runner-up in the 2015 Cross Country Rally and made significant clout in this year’s Bully Sertões Rally Team. And along with rooting for his brother who has been a rally driver for a while now, Terpins show no signs of slowing down anytime soon from this sport.

The Success Stories of Louis Chenevert

The success story of United Technologies Corporation (UTC) cannot be told without mentioning Louis Chenevert in a big way. United Technologies Corporation is a renowned company that is involved in research, development as well as manufacturing of high technology products. Prior to joining UTC, Louis had worked for 14 years in General Motors (GM) where he served as the Production general manager. In 1993, he joined Pratt & Whitney in Canada where he rose to the ranks of a president after serving for 6 years. He joined UTC on March 2006 where he was elected the chairman. He served as the president of UTC until his stepping down in December 2014. In Sept. 2015, he became an executive adviser at Goldman Sachs, merchant banking division.

Innovative Projects Attributed to Louis Chenevert

One of the strengths of Louis is that he understands exactly what the market wants. In a bid to satisfy this demand, he has developed innovative ideas over the years that have really transformed UTC. We are going to highlight some of his ventures.

There was an investment of more than $1 billion towards the facilitation of learning programs for all the employees in USA alone not only to promote education and innovation but also to build a supportive environment. Read more about Louis at

Through his leadership, the company has been able to establish a number of new plants which are operated by aerospace systems unit. This innovation has led to the development of integral machine parts such as sensors, aerostructures and brakes.

The Connecticut branch has specialized in security, climate and controls trade. This branch has been involved in the production of top notch and innovative technology products ranging from fire detection technologies, refrigeration, heating devices and air conditioning.

The development of GTF engine was also another big milestone. This project cost the company $10 billion and run through a span of 20 years. It was a big risk but it paid off eventually. Upon its completion, the engine was used as an option of airbus. It must be noted that his design was very unique and also 16% more efficient than any other type of engine that was being used at the time. This engine reduced noise pollution by about 75% and emissions by about 50%.

The Sikorsky unit of UTC also experienced massive expansion where it was involved in the production of more helicopters than any other company in the United States. This can be highly attributed to the development of the GTF engine. Read more at Bloomberg.

Key Accomplishments

The impact of Louis Chenevert is still felt to date. In his six years as the CEO of UTC, he was able to accomplish what most executives have not managed to accomplish in a lifetime. Let us highlight some of his major accomplishments.

He acquired Goodrich which is considered to be his greatest accomplishment. He pushed on the deal for a year and finally a deal was struck at a cost of $18.4 billion.

He was appointed the CEO during a time when America was going through the great depression. Despite this hardship, his leadership saw the share prices rise from $37 to $117.
He was also involved in social corporate responsibility. During his time at the helm of UTC, he initiated the Employee Scholar Program which helped the company’ employees in paying their bill so that they could earn degrees in majors they were interested in. It is due to this initiative that more than 39,000 employees have earned degrees since 1996.


Is George Soros Really a Philanthropist?

According to the Open Society Foundation, George Soros is one of their biggest contributors. He has a lot of money he feels is important to donate to different causes he feels comfortable with. One of the societies he has worked with in the past is the Open Society Foundation. He knows they are doing a lot of work to help people who are in the country and to give them equal rights for different things. It is what has given them the chance to try different things on their own. There are other things George Soros has done, but donating money seems to be the best way he can help.

Perhaps one of the biggest things he has done is donate 18 million dollars to the foundation. He has tried to show people with his influence because he knows there are different things people can take advantage of while they are working on different projects. This is what has set him apart from other philanthropists and other people who are in similar situations. He knows there are not many philanthropists who have the money he does so he puts that into the plans he has for the future.

One thing George Soros likes to do is give through the power of education. Not only does he support traditional educational opportunities for students around the country but he also likes to support education when it comes to things like politics and knowing the right way to live in a society that puts so little value on everyone who is a part of the country. George Soros knows it is necessary to offer these things to people who are in these situations so he has tried to always give them a positive influence they can look up to.

While there have been other people who have continued to put George Soros down, there is no basis in reality. While they are are demonizing the philanthropic work he has done, he is working hard to continue offering new opportunities to people around the country. He has always had this type of dedication and it is what has made him who he is. While he had different ways to get the money he needed to help other people, he knew there were a lot of different things he could have done to make these things happen. It is what set him apart from the other people.

Those who are against George Soros are the conservatives who are holding on to values of the old days. They don’t know George Soros is just trying to improve the country and they’re doing everything they can to stop him from getting to the point where he can make a difference. They are blocking his powers, his donations and his educational opportunities for no reason other than to hurt their own people. It has changed the way he does things and has made it harder for him to help those who actually need his help in the world of conservatives.

Why 2017 is Waiakea Inc.’s Year

While many thought the inclusion of Waiakea, Inc. in the 2017’s list of Inc. Magazine would be the most significant milestone in the year for the company, Waiakea recently announced it would embrace the use of degradable bottles in the next year. The announcement from the premium bottled water company is taking the CPG (consumer packaged goods) industry by storm.

Ryan Emmons founded Waiakea in 2012, and the firm has accomplished a lot including partnering with Timeplast, the only company in the U.S with a patent recognized by USPTO regarding degradation of plastics. Timeplast developed the first additive for nano-degradation of plastics. The additive hastens the biodegradation of plastics reducing their lifespan to 15 years, down from 1500 years, remarkable. Waiakea will be the first firm in the CPG to use the Timeplast’s additive.

Emmons stressed that conventional plastics exist for over a millennium but with the revolutionary additive, they will no longer be a nuisance in the environment. He remains optimistic that his company will encourage other companies to adopt the use of the Timeplast’s additive. The fact that the Timeplast’s additive is cost-effective (one pound of the additive alters the degradability of over one thousand pounds of ordinary plastics) makes Emmons believe that many companies in the CPG industry will embrace it. Read more about Waiakea Water on Medical Daily.

Manuel Rendon, an engineer at Timeplast, confirmed that creating the additive was challenging. He said that Timeplast performed over 1200 experiments in a five-year period to come up with the additive. Rendon is excited that Waiakea Water has been with the company all through and that Waiakea will be the first company to launch the bottles incorporating the additive. He concluded by emphasizing the dedication of Waiakea to socially conscious causes.

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Waiakea is the first Hawaiian volcanic water brand. The company’s business model emphasizes sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and environmental conservation. The company sources its naturally alkaline water from the Mauna Loa. Starting at the Mauna Loa, Waiakea has initiated reforestation efforts that are far-reaching. In Africa, Waiakea is working with Pump Aid to avail clean water to people living in areas experiencing a severe shortage of the essential liquid. Waiakea star as a socially concious brand will continue shining with Emmons as the CEO of the company. Waiakea Water is also available on

Adam Goldenberg and Don Ressler Change Fashion Industry

With more than 4.5 million active members and counting, people might say that Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg are on to something good. Fashion has a new leadership team, and it is obvious that these two are the ones that are taking the lead. TechStyle is something that was inspired in Silicon Valley, but this has become an incredibly big company that has a plethora of brands for consumers to get exactly what they need.

Fabletics is the brand that has something that men and women that want to get some athletic clothing. This is a big part of the TechStyle brand, but that is still only one area. Some people are interested are these clothing, and others are looking for stuff that they can buy for their kids. This is where Fabkids comes into focus. It has become the company that allows parents to get trendy clothes for kids that could not be found anywhere else. This is affordable fashion that many parents have discovered because they also use JustFab.

This is another one of the brand that would be created by Adam Goldenberg along with business partner Don Ressler. Millions of women are embracing this brand, and they want to build a wardrobe with affordable shoes, jewelry and clothes. Recently, there has been some excitement about the great amount of plus-sized clothing that has been added to this brand. Don and Adam have put their time into building the right brand.

The smart thing that they did was put all of there brands under the TechStyle name. With that people actually get the chance to see that all the brands are under the same umbrella. It can be difficult for people to build a company that has multiple brands, but Don and Adam have managed to do an awesome job. They have been able to build a company that caters to a lot of different age groups.

It can be difficult to get people to pay attention to all the different offerings if they do not realize that these things are offered by TechStyle. People are going to be much more interested in getting items from Shoe Dazzle if they are JustFab customers that know that Shoe Dazzle is part of the JustFab family. Creating this single company called TechStyle gives people the ability to make better decisions. They get to see everything in one place this way.