School Systems Blog
This week there has been much news about the “Heartbleed” vulnerability, which opens online systems using the OpenSSL cryptographic software library to the risk of exposing sensitive and confidential data. More information about this issue is available at the following sites:
Pearson takes customer data security very seriously and has been actively confirming our secure status. The Heartbleed vulnerability is present if a server is running a recent version of OpenSSL with a heartbeat extension enabled. At this time, Pearson has performed a careful and thorough examination of our School Systems …
This week we explore Technology Enhanced Items (TEI) and how these item types are creating fun challenges for students who are looking for an engaging learning experience. TEI’s are a relatively new concept for most, gaining popularity as education becomes more and more digital. TEI’s allow the student to focus on cognitive demand while emphasizing problem solving in a real world context.
Recent additions to TEI include click-stick-click-drop, hot spots and embedded graphing calculators, all of which are included in Schoolnet 15.4 and allow the student to interact with the problem …
At the recent FETC conference in Florida, eSchool Associate Editor Meris Stansbury made the rounds on the trade show floor to discover the products and services that are taking schools to the next level. We were honored to find that five of our products made the list of 15.
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Pearson is dedicated to protecting teachers from Java updates and browser plugin issues, and ensuring stability for PowerTeacher Gradebook. Pearson has established a three-phase plan for addressing these needs:
Stay on top of Java updates. In January, a new version of Java was released that affected all Java-based applications. By staying informed of the upcoming changes, Pearson was able to release an update in 2013 that anticipated the changes and protected the Gradebook from the update.
Isolate PowerTeacher Gradebook from OS Java updates and browser plugins. PowerTeacher 2.8 includes a new launch …
Pearson is pleased to announce that PowerTeacher 2.8 will include a new way to launch the Gradebook that protects against Java updates and does not require browser plugins. It also includes a desktop shortcut that allows direct sign-in to the Gradebook.
No more concerns about Java updates.
No more browser plugins.
No need for extra training.
Quick access from a desktop shortcut.
After running a quick setup process, teachers can take advantage of the new launch method and enjoy the same Gradebook features they use today. They can continue to launch Gradebook from the PowerTeacher …