[This article was written by our founder & CEO, Ramez Rafla]
We are very proud to have been selected as a finalist for this year's EdTech Awards in the Classroom Management category. The actual winner is not a classroom management tool per se (more like a social platform) so we don't feel that bad :)
What is significant in my opinion is that this is the first year we apply. We didn't have much documentation when we applied months ago, we were too focused at the time on some key strategic initiatives in the international market. It is a signal for us that our hard work is aligned with market needs, as I expect the judges are used to seeing almost the same products year after year and liked our 'new' ClassroomAPP.
Warning: I am gloating a bit
When we applied to the award months ago, some key features were not publicly advertised (such as having an offline server in schools -- as far as we know, we are the only platform offering that). And yet, we got a positive nod from some of the leaders in EdTech and schools. Can't wait for next year's award when we come with an even stronger offering.
We are working on AI predictive analysis, integrating more content into our built-in library, online caching in offline servers to account for weak internet, integration of facial recognition into school security cameras and our long-awaited SIS (aimed first at private schools / charters then larger public districts).
We continue to be committed to offering schools, teachers, students and parents the best platform they can imagine. We have more in the pipeline (check out our roadmap). When it's all done (if ever) we hope to have a complete single platform that servers ALL school and district needs. Dream big!
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