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  • Pearson School Systems Products Have Limited Exposure to the Heartbleed Vulnerability

    By: admin | April, 2014 | 291 views | No Comments | Posted in: News, Uncategorized

    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:

    heartbleed.com
    http://money.cnn.com/2014/04/09/technology/security/heartbleed-bug/ 

    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 …

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  • Five Pearson Products Featured in eSchool News’ ’15 Amazing Edtech Solutions’

    By: admin | March, 2014 | 387 views | No Comments | Posted in: News, Uncategorized

    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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  • Blogging Tips Every Teacher Should Know

    By: Katie Becker | December, 2013 | 2,404 views | 1 Comment | Posted in: Social Media in the Classroom, Technology in the Classroom, Uncategorized

    So you’ve decided to start your very own personal teaching blog. It’s exciting and nerve-racking all at the same time. Why? Because it’s all about you. Your voice, your points of view, and your responsibility. Here are some tips to making your blog a success:

    Prepare- All good things come with a little preparation! I would suggest seeing what other teacher bloggers are writing about (like Cool Cat Teacher). Which topics get the most engagement from readers? What topics inspire you? Once you feel you have done enough research, start plotting …

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  • Pearson Technical Support Structure

    By: admin | December, 2013 | 884 views | No Comments | Posted in: News, Uncategorized

    You may have noticed that if you call, email, or chat with Pearson’s Technical Support, we will validate you are the authorized technical contact for your district. If not, the support agent will politely decline further support and direct you to contact your district’s authorized technical contact. Why is this?
    When your district bought a Pearson platform they identified authorized technical contacts – one or two individuals in your district/school that participate in specialized training, specially configure and administer your product, and are the first point-of-contact for any questions you may …

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  • Slideshare Presentations: Visual Learning for Educators

    By: Katie Becker | September, 2013 | 1,673 views | 1 Comment | Posted in: Classroom Resources, Uncategorized

    Have you ever been told you have a “photographic memory”? For example, I couldn’t tell you the  driving directions to my grandma’s house, but I can recall visual cues of how to get there, “turn left at the yellow house, right at the Startbucks, etc.” Well it turns out that this is actually called an eidetic memory, and this ability to recall images is actually strongest when we are children.
    Visuals are critical to learning, which is why so many visual tools and applications are used while teaching. Visuals can do …

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  • mLearning Guides for Student and Parent PowerSchool Portals Now Available!

    By: Kristin Buciak | September, 2013 | 1,225 views | No Comments | Posted in: News, PowerSchool, Uncategorized

    We are excited to announce a new resource for PowerSchool students and parents –  mLearning Guides for PowerSchool Student and Parent Portals!
    mLearning Guide noun:
    1. a digital book you can download on your iPad, with interactive learning games and assessments, demos, and videos.

    Learn how to check real-time grades and attendance, review the daily bulletin board, read teacher comments, manage school transactions and fee balance, access course syllabi, and more!
    The mLearning Guide titled PowerSchool Student and Parent Portals is available FREE through the iBooks bookstore. It can be downloaded through the iBooks …

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  • 10 Real-life Examples of Social Media for Education

    By: Diane Weaver | September, 2013 | 3,178 views | No Comments | Posted in: Social Media in the Classroom, Uncategorized

    We know that social media for education is becoming increasingly popular over the past few years, but I love to see new real-life ideas for implementation. Here are 10 recent (and new to me) examples of social media in the classroom:
     
    Facebook

    Historical Figure Page- Create a Facebook page as if you are a historical figure. This is a great way for students to get to know them in a modern way! Share status updates, likes, interests, etc. as if you were acting as that person.

    Surprise Extra Credit- Post extra credit assignments …

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  • 5 Residency Verification tips that Save Time

    By: Katrina Brooks, K-12 Online | September, 2013 | 714 views | 1 Comment | Posted in: Uncategorized

    Residency verification seems to be a growing concern for school districts and rightly so.  Schools spend countless resources and hours babysitting this process. On the other hand, parents dread this manual process of filling out proof of identity and proof of residency forms, not to mention faxing or returning the forms back to the school.  K-12 Online to the rescue!
    School Districts want to ensure that students attending really do belong to the district and 
schools want to make this process as painless as possible for parents.
    Besides some built-in features that …

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  • Adopting Student Health Records

    By: admin | August, 2013 | 600 views | No Comments | Posted in: News, PowerSchool, Uncategorized

    In all aspects of life, technology is advancing and continuing to dominate our society. These technological advancements aspire to streamline our daily tasks, while assisting with responsibilities and providing a variety of new capabilities.
    The healthcare industry is generally one of the slowest industries to accept change and adopt these technological innovations. Yet in the last few years, healthcare has proven to be rapidly catching on to these developments in hospitals, physicians’ offices, and clinics, and now academic health centers are adapting to electronic student medical records.
    “Progress is a nice word, …

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  • 10 Questions to Ask When Choosing a New School Registration System

    By: Katrina Brooks, K-12 Online | August, 2013 | 6,062 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Management, Technology in the Classroom, Uncategorized

    As we embark on “Back-to-School” season, you’re probably feeling overwhelmed and overburdened with enrollment and registration tasks. These tasks include processing student forms manually or with an outdated software system, and compiling stacks of data entry files to be entered once school starts.

    If any of this sounds familiar, then online registration may be the solution to help streamline your registration process and alleviate the burden. Choosing an online school registration system that is inclusive and considers the needs of parents, students, teachers and administration is extremely important.
    Consider the questions below as …

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