How Educators Kept Students on Track During Remote Learning

August 21, 2020 | 323 views

This spring, COVID-19 led administrators across the country to close school buildings and support students learning from home. We asked three educators about how they handled this disruption and found creative solutions to keep students motivated and engaged using the online literacy program, Reading Plus. We looked at what we had at our disposal that would help with reading, the overall environment, and engagement. In the past, we used Reading Plus as an intervention. We considered how we could utilize it with more students during distance learning.

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Kentucky Teen Once Subject of Viral Video Warns Republicans of 'Outrage Mob'

Article | July 13, 2022

A Kentucky teen who became the subject of a viral video after an incident during a class field trip to Washington, D.C., warned viewers of the Republican National Convention Tuesday of an "outrage mob" that threatens to silence conservative viewpoints. After Nick Sandmann attended the March for Life anti-abortion rally with his former classmates from Covington Catholic High School in January 2019, a cellphone video of a close, face-to-face interaction between the students and a Native American demonstrator spread quickly online.

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How Community Coalitions Are Bridging the Digital Divide

Article | July 12, 2022

Across the country, local networks known as Education Innovation Clusters (EdClusters) are bringing together partners and resources to meet urgent needs and envision a new future for teaching and learning. Many of these efforts are rooted in long-standing partnerships across sectors and institutions. As COVID-19 disrupted the lives of students, educators, and families earlier this year, EdClusters sprang into action, leveraging their capacity and reach in ways their networks were uniquely ready to do. Their collective efforts are meeting a range of needs—from internet access to devices to social-emotional supports. As schools prepare for uncertain and complex reopenings, we turn to Kansas City and Rhode Island for powerful examples of community in action.

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HOW TO INCORPORATE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE INTO YOUR CONTENT MARKETING

Article | August 8, 2022

In our article about the top content marketing trends to keep an eye on, artificial intelligence was at the top of the list last year and there are no signs that this trend will be slowing down. Chances are you’re already using AI every day, whether you realize it or not. Artificial intelligence makes the language recognition in Siri and the Amazon Echo possible, and powers recommendation programs to keep customers coming back for more. How exactly does it impact content marketing, though? AI and content may seem to exist in entirely different worlds, but there are ways this computing method could help you out along every step of your content marketing strategy.

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THE USE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN SEO 2020

Article | February 10, 2020

We all are surrounded by Artificial Intelligence. From Siri to Alexa to Google Home, it’s influencing the age we live in and giving higher prospects to execute every task smartly. Most of us nowadays rely on voice search for help even in the simplest tasks. So, how Artificial Intelligence is competent in SEO? How can it manipulate Search Engine Rankings? Have you ever come across the use of Artificial Intelligence in SEO?

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Cordial Releases Major Updates to Data Platform for Cross-Channel Marketing

Cordial | December 02, 2021

Cordial, the leading cross-channel marketing platform, announced the mass market release of Architect, a major enhancement to its data platform. Architect allows marketers to create personalized marketing messages in more powerful ways than ever before by automating data imports, improving data quality by transforming it for marketing activation, using machine learning to automate messaging optimization, and by building the industry's most advanced predictive models for customer engagement. We built Architect because we wanted to give marketers an ability to connect with their customers using a level of personalization that was previously impossible, and Architect can do in seconds what no other cross-channel marketing platform can. In today's increasingly competitive landscape, one-size-fits all approaches no longer work for savvy marketers. By unifying and transforming data and letting marketers build custom models tailored to their unique business needs, our clients are seeing markedly improved results and are benefiting from the ability to connect with each customer in infinitely more meaningful and valuable ways." Jeremy Swift, co-founder and chief executive officer, Cordial Marketers who had beta access to Architect documented impressive results: As reported in Cordial's recently released Cross-Channel Marketing Study, on average the company's advanced data models drive more than 2x higher revenue per message (RPM) across email, SMS/MMS, push notifications, mobile app, and other digital marketing channels, and 3x improvement in RPM for triggered marketing messages. "Architect is an exciting upgrade to Cordial's already impressive data platform capabilities that has already made a tremendous impact on our campaigns," said Hailey Pettit, senior marketing lifecycle manager at Nurx. "Not only are we able to execute smarter campaigns faster, but we're also creating even better customer experiences in the process." Key features of Architect include: Flexible data architecture. Using Cordial's native extract, transform, and load ("ETL") technology, marketers can fully automate the process of importing their customer data into Cordial -- often from myriad sources comprising disparate data structures and schemas. They can in turn far more rapidly steamline the data, deterministically link it to individual customer records, and make sense of it on their own, without requiring IT involvement or support. More actionable data in one platform. Unlike other platforms which only store data for a limited period of time (i.e. typically only the most recent 30 to 60 days' worth of customer data are retained), Architect lets marketers import, transform and enrich unlimited customer history and 18 months of event data, in order to unify the most robust and accurate view of each customer, and build unique models on the Cordial platform for engaging customers based on their specific needs. Predictive models that are customizable for each client. Marketers can take advantage of Architect's advanced predictive models for everything from churn propensity, to product affinity, to lifetime value and customer engagement scores, but can also easily build custom models (and marketing automation triggers) based on their own unique business needs, rules, and inputs, specific to their business or even external factors such as real-time supply chain data. "Architect makes the Cordial platform truly, completely customizable -- if you dream it, you can build it," said Scott Eckman, general manager of e-commerce and vice president of marketing at Rockler Companies, Inc. "There seems to be no limit on what contact-level data you can put in the platform and then leverage for triggers, personalization, or segmentation in emails or other messages." Today's mass market debut of Architect comes on the heels of a string of recent major product announcements for Cordial, including being named as the first and only cross-channel marketing technology platform to be made available in the Digital Customer Experience category in the Amazon Web Services Marketplace. About Cordial Cordial is a cross-channel marketing platform helping marketers create highly personalized experiences and use data in imaginative ways to communicate with customers across email, SMS and mobile apps. Founded in San Diego, CA, Cordial was created with the belief that marketing should be more thoughtful and that brands deserve a better experience working with technology partners. Today, brands like Revolve, Backcountry, Eddie Bauer, and Purple rely on Cordial's platform and people to drive revenue growth and to send a better message.

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Cordial Releases Major Updates to Data Platform for Cross-Channel Marketing

Cordial | December 02, 2021

Cordial, the leading cross-channel marketing platform, announced the mass market release of Architect, a major enhancement to its data platform. Architect allows marketers to create personalized marketing messages in more powerful ways than ever before by automating data imports, improving data quality by transforming it for marketing activation, using machine learning to automate messaging optimization, and by building the industry's most advanced predictive models for customer engagement. We built Architect because we wanted to give marketers an ability to connect with their customers using a level of personalization that was previously impossible, and Architect can do in seconds what no other cross-channel marketing platform can. In today's increasingly competitive landscape, one-size-fits all approaches no longer work for savvy marketers. By unifying and transforming data and letting marketers build custom models tailored to their unique business needs, our clients are seeing markedly improved results and are benefiting from the ability to connect with each customer in infinitely more meaningful and valuable ways." Jeremy Swift, co-founder and chief executive officer, Cordial Marketers who had beta access to Architect documented impressive results: As reported in Cordial's recently released Cross-Channel Marketing Study, on average the company's advanced data models drive more than 2x higher revenue per message (RPM) across email, SMS/MMS, push notifications, mobile app, and other digital marketing channels, and 3x improvement in RPM for triggered marketing messages. "Architect is an exciting upgrade to Cordial's already impressive data platform capabilities that has already made a tremendous impact on our campaigns," said Hailey Pettit, senior marketing lifecycle manager at Nurx. "Not only are we able to execute smarter campaigns faster, but we're also creating even better customer experiences in the process." Key features of Architect include: Flexible data architecture. Using Cordial's native extract, transform, and load ("ETL") technology, marketers can fully automate the process of importing their customer data into Cordial -- often from myriad sources comprising disparate data structures and schemas. They can in turn far more rapidly steamline the data, deterministically link it to individual customer records, and make sense of it on their own, without requiring IT involvement or support. More actionable data in one platform. Unlike other platforms which only store data for a limited period of time (i.e. typically only the most recent 30 to 60 days' worth of customer data are retained), Architect lets marketers import, transform and enrich unlimited customer history and 18 months of event data, in order to unify the most robust and accurate view of each customer, and build unique models on the Cordial platform for engaging customers based on their specific needs. Predictive models that are customizable for each client. Marketers can take advantage of Architect's advanced predictive models for everything from churn propensity, to product affinity, to lifetime value and customer engagement scores, but can also easily build custom models (and marketing automation triggers) based on their own unique business needs, rules, and inputs, specific to their business or even external factors such as real-time supply chain data. "Architect makes the Cordial platform truly, completely customizable -- if you dream it, you can build it," said Scott Eckman, general manager of e-commerce and vice president of marketing at Rockler Companies, Inc. "There seems to be no limit on what contact-level data you can put in the platform and then leverage for triggers, personalization, or segmentation in emails or other messages." Today's mass market debut of Architect comes on the heels of a string of recent major product announcements for Cordial, including being named as the first and only cross-channel marketing technology platform to be made available in the Digital Customer Experience category in the Amazon Web Services Marketplace. About Cordial Cordial is a cross-channel marketing platform helping marketers create highly personalized experiences and use data in imaginative ways to communicate with customers across email, SMS and mobile apps. Founded in San Diego, CA, Cordial was created with the belief that marketing should be more thoughtful and that brands deserve a better experience working with technology partners. Today, brands like Revolve, Backcountry, Eddie Bauer, and Purple rely on Cordial's platform and people to drive revenue growth and to send a better message.

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