ClassDojo, The Gold Star Sticker has Gone Digital

Remember the chart on the classroom wall? You know, the one with everyone’s names that had the colorful star stickers. Well, those charts are a part of the past now, but if you are like me, old enough to remember them, you also remember the pride one gold star could give you! That sense of pride is the basis for ClassDojo. The wall charts were classroom based, and parents never got to see them except on parent-teacher nights. After raising $21 million dollars, ClassDojo has created an app that can be shared with the class, and parents as well. This creates a unique and important support system for the child.

Encouragement is crucial to a young child, especially since daily learning and interacting can be so frustrating. Even with attentive parents and teachers trying from both ends, it can get a bit chaotic for the child caught in the middle where communications tend to break down. Class Dojo understands that parents today face more time constraints than ever with both parents working. The app helps the parents keep up with their child’s daily progress without having to jostle schedules for meetings. Teachers can message mom with updates and progress, thereby bringing the child’s support full circle again!

Each child has their own portfolio to share anything they want! By using cute monsters as avatars, they emphasize the hard work the child does instead of focusing on their intelligence. Praise for hard work promotes more hard work. Simply trying something that seemed intimidating can earn the child points and a new brag for their portfolio. By focusing on this aspect, children are more comfortable, and it builds a positive culture within the class. Results through effort are more attainable than placing children under labels or groups. All the ‘cliques’ begin to melt away because everyone can try!

Although it started out as a teaching tool, it has continued to grow to include parents and children. The creators also envision a future in which parents can use the app to pay for field trips, lunches, or class pictures. How many of us have triple sealed an envelope with cash in it, then buried it so far at the bottom of our child’s backpack that the teacher has to go on a search and rescue mission to find it?

Please visit them to find out more at: https://techcrunch.com/2016/04/15/classdojo-raises-21-million-for-app-to-make-parent-teacher-meetings-obsolete/

Raj Fernando: A Global Leader In The Financial World

Raj Fernando worked his way up within his career starting off in the lowest position and graduating to the very highest. After several years of different trading jobs at the Chicago Board Trade, he decided to build two very unique businesses that are used today for development purposes. A man can only be described by his accomplishments and goals. And Fernando has achieved both.

Chopper Trading

Chopper Trading started off as a small trading company on a fixed income with only four employees. Now the company has over 200 staff members and is in five different locations.

As the CEO of Chopper Trading, he designed some of the most sophisticated communications and risk management and trading practices.

Thirteen years later he sold Chopper Trading to a global leader in the financial world called DRW. Raj has over twenty-one years of experience in the international markets of finance and over ten years in the cyber security world. He knows how to provide companies with the counsel needed to succeed.

Scoutahead

This year Mr. Raj Fernando launched the new internet based platform called Scoutahead.com. Companies all over are ditching their old software to replace it with Scoutahead. The software is designed to improve the communication between employees and managers, giving real-time feedback on staff performance and development issues.

Corporations found that the time and money invested in could be minimized if they put their employees in charge of their own growth. Fernando built a HR department on steroids. Scoutahead provides a platform that enables feedback from employees and colleagues, allowing team members to take charge of their development.

more info: www.rajfernando.com

Securus Technologies, Committed To Building A Great Reputation.

Securus Technologies is a provider of criminal and civil justice solutions in technology. Global Tel Links (GTL) has in the past been issuing inaccurate, misleading and incorrect statements in press releases. The company which serves correctional, public safety and law enforcement agencies has in return issued press releases to correct the competitor’s claims.

 

GTL in one allegation claimed that they were seeking damages and injunctions against Securus regarding patent number 7,256,816. The right position is the patent herewith has not been validated and thus GTL cannot seek injunctions or damages. GTL also claims that Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) has preserved the claims of the patent and protecting video visitations monitoring. Securus, however, believe that GTL is only asserting one claim out of the 55.

 

There is also an inaccurate statement where GTL contends that all innovations are patentable as determined by PTBA. The correct position is that they were only allowed to protect their innovations in court, but PTBA determine the innovations as patentable. GTL plans to go to court and show the jury how Securus is infringing on its patents. The jury, however, is not about to listen to any evidence any time soon.

 

The claims that Securus should cease using GTL’s patented technologies in video visitation platforms are inaccurate as the technologies are not in use. This means that there is no infringement has taken place hence no need to seek damages and injunctions. GTL has also claimed that Securus has a tradition of settling disputes with competitors on terms that are only favorable to them. The correct statement is that Securus has always reached intelligent agreements and arrangements that are beneficial to all parties, and also entered into reasonable licenses.

 

The chief executive officer of Securus Richard Smith commented that they would continue to defend the company from any attacks from GTL. He also questioned the approach that the competitor has taken in litigation as it will take years and cost millions.

 

LED Lights for the Home by Gooee

You have probably heard of LED lighting in the past but did not know what it could do for your home. What a lot of people are realizing is that LED lighting allows for them to have a cheaper electric bill simply because the lights in their home aremedies more energy efficient. Gooee LED lighting can help you to save tons of money all year around and allow for your electric bills to be a lot smaller than they used to be. I can definitely help for you to make the switch because this is an option that has helped so many other homeowners and families when it comes to lessening the amount that they spend on their electric every single month.

 

If your electric bill is one of the highest bills that you receive every month, it is about time that you took the bull by the horns and switched to LED lighting. The great thing is that when you choose a company like Gooee, they will do all of the installation work for you so that you do not have to worry about doing this on your own. More and more people are switching to LED lighting because of the fact that it works and because this is an option that has allowed for better quality of lighting when it comes to their home and the way that it functions. You can choose to hire this company and contact them to see what they are able to do for you and your loved ones

ClassDojo helps parents track classroom progress

ClassDojo, the pioneer of a free iOS and Android app that allows teachers, parents and learners share classroom moments with each other, has raised 21 million US dollars in the second round of venture funding. This app acts a communication platform between educators, parents, and learners, and allows parents to receive up-to-date notifications regarding the academic, social and behavioral development of their children. This continuous cycle of communication allows parents to be informed on the development of their children, which helps reduce the nasty surprises typical of quarterly parent-teacher consultations.

 

According to its co-founders, ClassDojo’s main focus is using the capital to expand its footprint. The company aims to figure out what new, useful content and features can be incorporated into the app to help parents promote learning and progress of their kids back at home. It could be additional videos, customized learning content or project-based work. There’s a lot to consider. At present, the company boasts of an impressive reach, with educators in approximately two-thirds of all schools in U.S using its app. Indeed, that’s a sizable and solid base for users and a tantalizing opportunity for prospective business partners.

 

Before ClassDojo’s inception in 2011, there was no any free and user-friendly app that provided a communication platform for teachers, learners, and their parents. According to its co-founders, ClassDojo intends to start generating a profit without necessarily imposing charges on user data. Privacy remains a major concern, particularly when minors are involved. The objective is add premium features and content that parents would need to pay in order to use. These may include custom yearbooks, discussion guides, videos and lessons to use with their children at home.

 

ClassDojo is bound to grow similar to other social network platforms like Facebook or Snapchat because it allows for interaction between educators and parents through photos, videos, messaging among other exciting features. Moreover, parents can look forward to paying for things such as fees, yearbooks, field trips, and lunches for their children through an incorporated payment feature in the app. This would bring convenience to parents.

 

In conclusion, ClassDojo is an app that brings together teachers, learners and their parents in one community. Parents can now know what’s going in their kids’ classrooms. It is user-friendly and can be used on any tablet, computer, or smartphone. Moreover, everything in the app is totally free. Thanks to this app, parents can play a greater role in the academic and behavioral development of their children.

Evolution of Smooth’s Many Flavors

When choosing a lip care product such as lip balm, most people tend to choose taste over anything else. Unfortunately this could be a problem and it does nothing for you if you have chapped or dry lips. Other times people tend to purchase a product that full of lip protection, but lack any real taste. Why not just purchase a lip balm product that has them both and the Evolution of Smooth should be considered first on a long list of oral care products.

Why Evolution of Smooth

Before we get into flavors let’s talk about healing properties of a great lip balm. (EOS) is at the pinnacle because it provides users with antioxidants, nourishing vitamins, and is chemical free. This is a recipe of success when compared to the competition. Also Shea Butter and Jojoba oil is added for further benefits. Now you have numerous healing abilities from one product.

Flavors, Flavors, and More Flavors

It’s no secret, Evolution of Smooth has the widest selection of the best flavors. Flavors that you can taste and sense on your lips. Flavors for energizing and rejuvenating. Flavors that taste natural instead of too being too synthetically strong. Flavors such as Blackberry Nectar, Strawberry Sorbet, Cherry, Sweet Mint, Wildberry, Coconut Milk, Medicated Tangerine, Lemon Drop, Lemon Twist, Watermelon, and many many more.

Wearing the same lip balm everyday is great for lip health, but we as a people need variety and the Evolution of Smooth product lines gives the general public that. It’s like you’re getting a two-for-one deal. Healing & Taste. Stop procrastinating and head over to evoloutionofsmooth.com to get a better feel for the brand and what it has to offer.

Visit the products Linked In page or https://www.pinterest.com/explore/eos-lip-balm/ for more info.

Global logistics leader IAP Worldwide acquires new businesses

According to recent news, IAP Worldwide Services has acquired two companies in a bid to increase growth within the company. IAP Worldwide services is the leading provider of global level logistics, technical ministration and elite professional and management facilities. The company bought DRS Corporation, Aviation & Logistics and the Tactical Communications companies. The acquisition is part of a long term strategy to expand IAP Worldwide Services to offer additional engineering and aviation services.

DRS is located in Oklahoma City, the company largely provides management and repair for aircraft parts. It further offers mission support services and logistics for the government on iapws.com. The Tactical Communications on the other hand is located at Maryland, the company majors in supplying the U.S. defense department and other government agencies support and solutions regarding information technology, engineering solutions and communications services. IAP Worldwide bought both companies so as to integrate them and offer unmatched services in the engineering field.

IAP believes that the acquisition should have a positive impact on services offered by the company. It is set to double the company’s market by increasing the nature of their services. IAP Worldwide Services has also planned to integrate the two companies and form a single unit known as the National Security Programs. The new unit has a primary focus on delivering aviation and engineering services.

IAP Worldwide CEO was happy and pleased to make a statement about the acquisition. He believes that the two companies are a perfect fit for IAP and will offer business and cultural benefits for the company. They want to comprehensive services to NGO’s, the United States and other governments in the world. They believe that expanding their portfolio this way gives them more options when it comes to offering excellent services to their clients.

The aviation, communication and networking technologies perfectly fit the nature of business provided by IAP Worldwide Services. The aviation and logistics industry should work on logistics, aircraft repair, mission support and communication to business agencies. Services provided will be more focused to the U.S. defense department and an additional communication and information support.

IAP’s success is attributed not in just how they engage with their clients but in how the communicate with the general public. The company has given back to the society through funding several community projects and hiring veterans. Over the years, its success has mainly been because of a proper work ethics and a high moral standard.

White Shark Media Bites Into Keywords

Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, takes a sharp strategic eye to be exercised properly. It might sound simple, but it isn’t.

 

White Shark Media says keywords must be front and center, and then they start listing the stipulations. Do not stuff keywords. Do not use them all at once in the same title in a run-on sentence from hell. But you do want a keyword in the title. White Shark Media shares this strategy in their blog post.

 

 

  1. Title

 

  1. Main headline

 

  1. Meta description

 

  1. Page content, 2 or 3 times

 

  1. Incorporate keywords in your image title and information.

 

  1. Simple is better. Don’t overuse keywords

 

 

White Shark advises optimizing the search for the benefit of users, not for best results in the search engines. Don’t make a list of random words that pertain to or connect your keyword. Document or title, the author should be able to read it out loud without sounding stupid.

 

These are all goals of keywords –

 

 

  • Identity of brand

 

  • Classify product

 

  • Target audience – kind of business

 

 

White Shark recommends making a list of possible keywords. One and two words are too simple. So flesh it out with a little more information, say flowering trees, which is still too simple. Cut the parameters even more, to flowering trees in California. Native flowering trees of California is better, it narrows the search parameters.

 

Additional side information may find its way into the search for native flowering trees in California. It could be things like scientific names; history; usefulness as a food source, dye, or fiber; environmental soundness, tree removal, insects, tree planting, pruning, or tree health.

 

Group all of this mess of keywords into categories.

 

 

  1. Keep the hard keywords pertaining to the nursery business. This group will overlap from Information Seeking for tree health and information through the Business Seeking consumer who wants to cut his tree down

 

  1. A secondary list of interesting facts will remain. Use later for blog entries.

 

  1. Discard the unnecessary or inapplicable. Keep only what applies.

 

 

In a nutshell, the place you want to be is on SERP, Search Engines Results Page. This is accomplished by using keywords rationally. Don’t forget, too much information in a long line is spam and it is a very bad practice.

 

White Shark adds that a search wants to highlight intent. Add in a geographic area. Then add some variants and synonyms. Keywords are specific, but queries solve intent. White Shark believes that search engines are now smarter, they have learned how to search, and they understand why people search.

 

White Shark Media is in the business of digital marketing. Founded in 2011, White Shark has teamed up with Google on AdWords. Microsoft is looking at collaboration on its Bing Ads.