I have only recently begun using Snapchat during the last year because a few of my friends don’t have Instagram or many of the other social media apps. I think this is perfect for friends who want to just talk to each other during the day or send funny memes or snaps because that is what I love about Snapchat. As I’ve been using Snapchat for the last couple of months and exploring different aspects, the group chats have been perfect for contacting my friends who are long distance and they can update me in their daily lives.
With this new update, Snapchat has rolled out group video calls to up to 16 of my friends and if we’re just using the audio, then that would be 32 people. Over 5 people would be enough for me, but I really love how it’s just like I can apply filters on vide as if I was recording just a single Snap or sending it to my friends. I also love the option of wther I want to show my face. This aspect of the new Snapchat update that I read on NewsWatch TV reminds me of Skype.
Even though many people are not enjoying the latest Snapchat update, I think that the ones who are on the negative side of the fence will eventually start using the update and then like eveything else on the Internet they will adjust and end up falling in love with it. I lvoe the direction that Snapchat are going with this update.
Early childhood and elementary education are both extremely important times in a child’s life. These moments, and the knowledge children gain during these times, will help lay the framework for who they will be in their adult lives. This August, schools and educators all over are taking a new approach to the traditional classroom environment. Connecting with parents with the classroom and their student, no matter where they are.
Thanks to education enthusiast Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don, the bridge between parents and families has been closed. Inspired by their love for early education, the dynamic duo set out on a journey to forever change how parents and teachers communicate. Focusing their efforts on family involvement, and full support for students, both academic and professional, they built a social platform that connects parents with their children, and teachers. Much like the most commonly used social media apps today, ClassDojo is an interactive playground for students, teachers and parents.
Through the app, parents and teachers can quickly and easily communicate regarding their student’s’ academic progress, achievements and activities. In today’s busy world, it is easy to overlook the simple things, but being involved in your student’s school day is important. ClassDojo provides an opportunity for parents to be there, when their work schedule says they can’t. Students can earn points through the ClassDojo point system, and post their work and accomplishments for friends and parents to view, both boosting their confidence and allowing them to set examples for their fellow classmates.
Of all the amazing contributions ClassDojo and its makers have made to the world of education, the commitment to increase parental involvement in the classroom is something that should never go unrecognized.