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Political Technology- NGP VAN

Technology came with an added advantage to many sectors. The political worked has not either been left behind. During the last Presidential elections in the United States of America, the use of technology was evident. The purpose of technology completely changed the way politicians carried out their campaigns. Media advertisements and social media platforms now replace the speech by trains and the tours. Technology has not only made the campaign easy for politicians but instead, it also helps in cost saving and competence. Political candidates were able to speak with their supporters and even campaign from the comfort of their homes.

Technology continues to expand, and it is now available to many including presidential candidates. This technology has not been of a great benefit to politicians but also the public who are now able to keep a close eye to their representatives and hold them answerable. Political advocates among them Alicia Roth say that social media platforms like Twitter, live stream, and other tools are also of a great benefit as they help to work as communication channels for observers and electorates. Technology has not come without a challenge as some people are using fake Facebook accounts which affect the democratic process. Ms. Weigel gave an excellent example of her former boss Wendy Davis who is now a representative in Texas. Wendy was able to encourage locals to show up in the capital through the stream so that they can support by preventing the passage of the debate legislation. 

NGP Van is a privately owned database firm and a web provider. Since the establishment of the company, it has been working hand in hand with Democrats across the United States of America since 2004. The campaign technology organization has expanded since its inception and has developed some features among them MiniVAN which is their mobile app. The MiniVAN is used by Democrats volunteers when they are campaigning door to door. The app which enables the volunteers to know which door to knock has gained popularity with the number of users increasing this year. More people prefer using MiniVAN than using pen and paper. NGP VAN believes that the data coming from the crusading tool is essential, and unlike the previous years where political campaigners were fundraising, NGP VAN helps them to engage directly with their supporters and voters.



ClassDojo Partners With PERTS To Bring Growth Mindset In The Classroom

ClassDojo allows teachers to manage student’s behavior through awarding positive points and facilitating their skills. ClassDojo has evolved into a communication platform widely used by teachers to share photos, videos and text messages with parents on the daily happenings in the classroom. Today, ClassDojo has become an essential tool for more than half of all the U.S. schools and many teachers in 180 other countries.



Many teachers in the U.S. have benefited from the compelling research on the power of growth mindset and its ability to change the perception of students. A study by Carol Dweck, Stanford psychology professor, discovered that when kids understand that their abilities can be developed, they positively approach learning as a challenge they want to embrace. The research was a success to the teachers who have always wanted to approach learners in that type of environment. However, it is still a challenge to many teachers, and most of them will struggle to weave growth mindset into their daily work.



ClassDojo is teaming up with PERTS to provide resources for teaching growth mindset. The partnership will enable ClassDojo to produce a series of animated videos about this form of behavior development featuring the ClassDojo characters many students already know.



PERTS executive director Dave Paunesku expressed his excitement on the ClassDojo’s commitment to reach many teachers to embrace the growth mindset. As Paunesku described, the scope of the study goes beyond the videos used by ClassDojo. It was also a way of knowing what teachers do on a day to day basis. For instance, the study will reveal how teachers work every day and determine the strategies that work and those that don’t to improve the value of growth mindset to the students.



The impact of the videos will be the primary focus of the study because ClassDojo can track engagement with the tools and videos. The role of PERTS will be to gather new insights on the impact of growth mindset messages on the student engagement levels. The videos are first “Big Ideas” series by ClassDojo to bring research in the classroom. Growth mindset was popularized in the recent years by Carol Dweck who believe students’ intelligence and abilities can be developed over time. According to one of the ClassDojo’s co-founders, the new project was generated out of the classroom observations.


Dojo Video Pilot for the Application

Technology has changed the way education is taught and learned in so many ways. Parents and teachers are now able to communicate with each other through an advanced application, and many are saying that the traditional parent and teacher meeting sessions are now a thing of the past.

ClassDojo is a startup based business that managed to close its last funding round in 2015 by raising $21,000,000. The app is a phenomenal tool that give parents direction and control for seeing their children do well outside of the home and in the classroom. Currently there are over 85,000 teachers around the country using the app. This accessibility provides a lot of user data that could be used for advancing education practices.

The ClassDojo app started out being a behavioral management application that turned into an education driven source of information. The founders of the app have also made the unique promise that their app data analysts never use key data to generate revenue for the company. Recently the ClassDojo communication platform teamed up with Stanford University to conduct the Project for Education Research That Scales (PERTS) study.

There are even reports that the app increases effective increased engagement in parent to teacher interactions. This makes lessons easier to understand for those students parents that comfortably message teachers’ questions from videos that they have watched. The PERTS study pilot video was launched and it has been reported that over 8,000 messages were sent between teacher and parents during the launch of the app.

The program in all is a series of videos that are all put together to give parents and teachers further understanding of the importance of the application. The first video is called A secret about the brain. In the second video the ClassDojo explains The magic of mistakes. Video 3 is called The power of “yet”. Video 4 talks about The mysterious world of neurons. The last video in the series is named Little by little.

Teachers also have chimed in and given positive feedback about the videos that are used as tools to start up the conversation between teachers and students. Students have come to appreciate the monster charters in the Class Dojo videos.


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Video Marketing Paving The Way, Talk Fusion Leads The Charge

Studies on marketing continue to show people prefer video over any other type of media. However, the ability to easily stream, or share video has been met with frustration for many. According to a new article on discussing email marketing research, users are more likely to interact with a video than a stock image or plain text.

The Relevancy Group conducted a study which showed video revenue could increase by 40% with the use of video, instead of other media types. The same study also showed click through rates increased with the use of video, up to 20% higher over other forms.

While brands frequently have clever short tag lines, the personality might not shine through with words or images; however, having video can show the personality of a brand in a captivating way. Allowing a consumer the ability to see the personality behind the brand can help attract buyers and encourage users to share video allowing for the possibility of an ad to go viral.

Video in emails frequently ran into issues in the early 2000’s, and even today, many email providers can limit the ability of one to send out video in an easy to use manner. Now, however, companies like Talk Fusion are streamlining the process for businesses of all sizes.

Talk Fusion was founded in 2007 by Bob Reina. The original reason for launching the company was because of how difficult, or at the time, impossible it was to upload a 10 second video to email. Bob Reina knew others must have had similar issues, and decided to come up with a solution that others could use easily.

Since then, Talk Fusion has become one of the world leaders in video content. Talk Fusions has evolved and grown over the years to include more options than the original video in emails and newsletters. Currently Talk Fusion also offers live meetings, and video chat, and they offer live training on their products.

Marketing has seen the future, and it is in engaging video content.

New Applications For You To Download

While there are many different options available for you to download, it can be difficult to choose one that works well for you and for what you are going to be able to do. You can make sure that you are making the right choice when it comes to the new app that you are going to download by checking out some of the newest and hottest apps available. By doing this, you will be able to get a good feel for what is available and you will not have to worry about missing out on some of the coolest apps.

The GoPro app is meant to be used in combination with the GoPro camera. This is an app that allows you to pull off short clips from your GoPro camera and you can choose to do so through the use of the app. Some people may record videos and never even take them off of the camera, but the new app makes it easy for you to do so. Now all of your friends can see what you have been up to and you will be able to show them that you have real talent when it comes to your GoPro.

Skout was an app that was originally created for people who wanted to find a great new date, but has evolved into something better. You can choose to meet new friends or meet a new date on the app. It is an app that works well with people who want to be social, but who don’t want to have to worry about the different ways of meeting new people. It can be difficult to get out there and meet new people, but Skout has made it possible through the use of the app. You can even search by common interests.

Doing this type of search will be the easiest way for you to find new friends while you are using the app. You don’t have to put yourself out there or search different areas just to find friends and Skout will connect you directly with the type of people who you are looking for. Not only is it easy to use, but it provides you with some of the best results available to you. You can choose so many different options when you are searching for people in your area who might have something in common with you.

If you are more about sitting at home and watching videos the Amazon Video app will be just right for your device. It gives you many different options including the category of what you are going to watch as well as the actors that you want to watch. If you want to find something specific, you can do so through the use of the app. Amazon makes it easy for anyone who likes to watch videos and anyone who wants to be able to do so on a device application that is easy for everyone to be able to use.