Class Technologies | August 27, 2021
Class Technologies Inc., the company enhancing virtual and hybrid classrooms by adding teaching and learning tools to Zoom, has launched Class Cares to support students and communities in need.
"Class was founded from a desire to help people," said Michael Chasen, education software pioneer and Class co-founder and CEO. "Class Cares is a long term initiative that takes our team's desire to help and puts it into action through volunteering, donations, and partnerships to help students in need. We're committed to helping people in need around the world."
As part of the initial Class Cares initiative, DC-based Class employees volunteered to pack hundreds of backpacks full of needed school supplies. Helping students go back to school, Class Cares is providing:
200+ backpacks filled by Class team members and brimming with supplies benefiting DC Public Schools (DCPS) students in southeast Washington, D.C.
150+ backpacks provided through a partnership with Kids in Need Foundation (KINF) to students at the American Indian Academy Charter School in Denver, Colorado.
"These backpacks carry with them our belief that education is the key to a better future," said Natlee Green, Vice President of People at Class. "It is fitting that our first initiative helps kids right here in our hometown in Washington, D.C., where 25% of people live below poverty. At least 1 in 5 children in the US who live below the federal defined poverty line cannot afford back to school supplies. Class is here to help."
Class Cares is a long-term corporate social responsibility program that aims to address education and community needs around the world. The company is committed to planning and participating in ongoing future Class Cares initiatives. The next project is planned for October, when Class Cares will partner with Habitat for Humanity to build a home to commemorate World Habitat Day.
About Class Technologies Inc.
Class is software developed by Class Technologies Inc., a company founded by education software pioneer Michael Chasen. Class adds teaching and learning tools to Zoom and makes the virtual classroom feel like a real classroom. It helps teachers take attendance, hand out assignments, give a quiz or test, grade work, proctor exams, talk one-on-one with a student, and more. Class is headquartered in Washington, DC with staff around the world.
Altium | March 16, 2022
On March 15th, Altium LLC, announced the launch of its Electronic Design Program, Altium Education. The program is a free online certification program aimed at college and university students. The practical course gives students a foundation in electronics. It will enable them to design their first PCB, or printed circuit board.
“Understanding prototyping skills is a necessary step for Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE) students. Altium Education’s course provides the perfect introduction to PCB design that I need to help prepare my students for advanced engineering courses. All of our engineering students should take this web-based curriculum.”
-Siddharth Deliwala, Director, ESE Lab Programs, School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania
The course comes with a free license for Altium Designer, the leading ECAD software by Altium. The course curriculum covers focused learning of schematics, manufacturing, and design layout. It also comes with an educator’s guide to support professors and teachers.
“Our mission with Altium Education is to provide college-level curriculum and professional tools that introduces students to the art, science, and technology involved in the design of printed circuit boards. Our hope with Altium Education is to build and expand the talent in the world of electronics design.”
-Rea Callender, Vice President of Education
businesswire | November 10, 2020
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