Category: Communication Platform

Upwork Tips on Making the Most of Your To-Do List Working as a Freelancer

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Upwork is one of the leading online platforms that connect businesses with freelancers who can connect with each other and collaborate on projects remotely. The platform has users from all around the world who utilize it for earning money, either full-time or part-time. Working as a freelancer offers many benefits, and one enjoys flexible working hours. But, sometimes it can be difficult to keep track of all the work that needs to be done. It is the reason why creating a to-do list is so important.

Creating a to-do list is not as easy as most people would think. When creating the to-do list, you need to ensure that you have all the different tasks, big or small added to it. Many people do not add simple tasks thinking it would obviously be done even if they do not write it down. But, it will be the one thing that they forget completing. It is best to write down all the tasks that need to be completed. Always mention a deadline with each of the task that needs to be done. Instead of creating the to-do list in the morning, it is best to prepare it before going to bed. It means you will have enough time in hand to complete the critical tasks early in the morning and get a head-start to the day.

Always have one particular place where you are creating the to-do list. Do not let it be scattered around here and there that can make it difficult for you to track. You will also end up losing precious time going through different sources for the tasks that you need to get done before the day is over. It is also a wise choice to prioritize your list so that you do not miss out on any important task that cannot wait for tomorrow. But, remember that even the non-important tasks should not be overlooked and should be completed within a two-day period. Using the above tips will ensure that you can make the most of the Upwork platform and earn high income working as a freelancer.

Securus Technologies Ensuring Contraband Phones Stay Out of Hands of Prisoners

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Even though the correctional world is flooded with new and old companies that are trying to help the sector become more secure and safe for all the stakeholders involved, one of the companies that have been leading the industry for long is Securus Technologies. The products and services of Securus Technologies are widely accepted and admired for its effectiveness, efficiency, and affordability. Whether it is inmate communication services or the investigative services, Securus Technologies has ensured that it gives the best it can to the end users. One of the new technologies it has recently offered to the sector is the wireless containment system.

 

Using a phone that is not authorized by the correctional agencies inside a prison is strictly prohibited and even punishable by law. The correctional facilities have means of communications with the outside world, and these days inmates can call, video chat, and also send an e-mail to their friends and family members from prison. However, even after so many facilities, it is surprising to find that the use of contraband phones in prison is on rising. The number of contraband phones that were seized from prison facilities in the last couple of quarters has been astonishing. It has become a subject matter of concern and discussion as something needs to be done about it because it potentially puts the lives of many prison officers and even inmates in danger. Many inmates, as well as the prison officials, has been hit and attacked in the past due to the orders were given using the contraband phones.

 

One such example is of the ex-correctional officer, Robert Johnson, who took around six bullets on his chest and stomach due to being exceptionally well in confiscating contraband packages in prison. It was an ability that interfered with the mischievous plans of the inmates and their extended criminal network outside the prison. Robert Johnson after the shooting incident left his job as a correctional officer and joined Securus Technologies. He used his over fifteen years of correctional experience to design and develop technologies that would override the methodologies used by the inmates to get contraband phones and packages inside the prison.

 

It is what helped in developing the wireless containment system that would eliminate the extensive use of contraband phones in prisons across the country. The prison officers don’t have to worry about who has the contraband phones and who is using it in the jails once the wireless containment system is activated. It is because this technology would completely block out the commercial networks from being connected to the contraband phones. Thus, the contraband phones would be ineffective in making or receiving calls. The wireless containment system is still in its initial stages of development but has performed successfully in its test run so far in the eight correctional facilities where it was tested.

 

 

Making parent-teacher conferences virtual: Class Dojo

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In an article on Tech Crunch, Class Dojo shows how it has grown from the first released free app in 2011 to the newly renovated collaborative tool that it is today. In the recent round of fundraising, this start up company has raised almost 21 million dollars. The company’s founders, Sam Choudhary and Liam Don, say that this money will be used to grow their team and the features of the app. Their desire is to expand not just the school features but the features for parents at home.

 

This app allows parents and teachers to communication about academics, social and behavioral interactions, and praise the classroom moments instantly. Since parents and teachers are able to communicate constantly, they are no surprises at back-to-school nights or the once a marking period parent-teacher conferences. In fact, the reports can make parents confident that they may not even feel the need to attend these events.

 

One cool feature is the photo and video feature. This feature allows teachers to instantly send a picture of the students fabulous work home or a classroom participation moment and share it directly with that parent. The free app is creative a positive classroom culture between parents, teachers, and students.

 

To date, the company reports that this app is actively used by 85,000 different types of schools nationwide from private to public. This 25 person start up has yet to generate revenue, which is why they seek investors. This company would never make any money of user’s data, because they work with an app that contains children’s information. Instead, they would create content and features parents would pay to use.

 

Class Dojo is an app that is web-based but does have a mobile version. It is currently free for teachers to sign up. The site generates student and parent letters with their own codes to make it easy for them to sign up and less work on the teacher. The app has ready made behaviors or customizable ones, allowing the teacher to modify to fit their class’ needs and goals. It truly creates a positive culture between the parents and teachers.

 

This communication platform gives teachers less paperwork to communicate with parents, and parents receive the empowerment to know how their child is doing in all aspects of the school environment. Features like student specific and class wide announcements allow the teacher to tailor the communication to a specific purpose. It creates a community in the classroom and a positive environment with change from the ground up.

 

Teachers can send communication to specific parents or class-wide, depending on need.