Whitney Wolfe Takes On Her Newest Role: Board Member of Imagine Entertainment

Whitney Wolfe is an extraordinary businesswoman, honored with the prestigious 30 Under 30 distinction from Forbes magazine in 2017 and named in Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people, she is best known as Chief Executive Officer and founder of Bumble. Born in 1989, this American entrepreneur recently wed husband Michael Herd (oil heir and restaurateur) in spectacular fashion in southern Italy. See more of Whitney Wolfe at Business Insider.

For those of you who have not yet heard of its amazing success, Bumble is a unique dating app that was created with the wants and needs of women in mind. After a match is created by two individuals the woman is required to initiate the first contact if she wants to get to know the man. If the woman chooses not to send a message after the match is made, it simply disappears. With over 35 million users in 160 countries, Bumble has been an incredible success.

Whitney Wolfe had a strong desire to create a dating site that empowered women, and she has done precisely that. After struggling in her own personal life with sexual harassment, stalking, and threats Wolfe is keenly aware of how empowering the woman making the first move to get to know someone better can be. As co-founder of Tinder (with which she is no longer associated) Whitney Wolfe wanted to create a site that operated under a different vibe than the traditional dating app. Bumble banned the extremely popular shirtless mirror selfie from profile pictures and works diligently to ensure that no unsolicited photography is sent to women through their app.

Whitney Wolfe has also launched spin-off sites from Bumble to capitalize on the market of individuals who are seeking platonic and professional networking connections. In addition to these ventures, Wolfe was just added as a non-voting member to the Imagine Entertainment board of directors. Imagine Entertainment is the brainchild of Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. Started in 1986 this American film and TV production company states that they feel Whitney Wolfe will create a broadened dimension to their company as an original thinker and visionary with fresh perspective. Read more: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/whitney-wolfe


Learning Redefined by the ClassDojo App

Learning Redefined by the ClassDojo App

Nowadays, there is almost an app for nearly every activity and teaching has not been left behind. However, when Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don developed ClassDojo, little did they know they would get more than they had bargained for? Teachers using the app have reaped benefits that were initially not part of the deal. So what’s the buzz all about ClassDojo and how has it transformed the teaching and learning experience? Let’s take a dive in and take a look at that.

In as much as teachers may spend most of their day interacting with students, they tend to feel ‘lonely’ as they have no time to interact with their peers. And the thing is, it’s pretty hard to change this. Or is it? As one teacher discovered, with the use of ClassDojo, it opened up a new world of community and connecting with people. Stephanie Smith, an instructional technology coach, involved with the Rutherford County Schools, found in Murfreesboro Tennessee, realized that using the app helped transform her lonely days as she was surrounded by friends who supported and cheered her on.

ClassDojo is a communication platform, and Stephanie and her students used it in sharing messages, photos, and videos with their families on the ongoing activities at the school, and this helped strengthen the classroom community. Also, the activities and the videos were a starting point for conversations to such skills as empathy and teamwork which are essential for growing kids. Such discussions helped create a positive culture.

The ClassDojo community is also large with tens of thousands of teachers globally, and this community lends to the teaching experience. Online colleagues come up with new and innovative resources which they share with each other and also push each other to be better teachers.

The developers of ClassDojo intentions for the app were that it would help create a positive culture with the teachers encouraging the students in skills and values. It would also help students have a voice by showcasing and sharing their learning experience through photos and videos. Finally, It would get the parents engaged in the classroom activities.