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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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:
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 …
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 …
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, …
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 …
I tend to have some of my best brainstorming sessions while I travel, and it just so happens that I went jet-setting a couple weeks ago. While on the airplane, I began to brainstorm about which tool I would like to highlight next in my Technology Tools Series.
It wasn’t until I landed and sat in a taxi that I finally realized–I want to highlight QR code generators! This “ah-ha” moment was inspired by a two-dimensional barcode sticker, known as a QR code, on the taxi’s window. I quickly whipped out …
Being in the technology industry, I am caught off guard by some pretty common low-tech processes. I almost laugh every time I have to pull out my checkbook and dust it off to pay for one student fee or another at my child’s school. I can’t help but think of the hours (and errors—there have been a few) that go into manually collecting fees and putting them into one or multiple computer systems.
This is when I start daydreaming about a world in which schools use PowerSchool and our online purchasing …