Articles In The Technology in the Classroom Category
Tools4ever and Pearson Collaborate to Automate Identity and Password Management for School Districts
Collaboration enables schools to streamline identity management processes
“As a Pearson ISV Partner, we can combine our resources to provide a superior solution for school districts, and reduce headaches with account and password management.” - Dean Wiech, managing director at Tools4ever
Tools4ever, the market leader in identity and access management (IdM/IAM) solutions, and Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, are joining forces through an independent software vendor (ISV) partnership agreement. As a result of the collaboration, Tools4ever will automate functionality for identity and password management solutions in Pearson’s PowerSchool student information system.
PowerSchool, the …
We’ve seen some crazy ads lately about PowerSchool – you know, those “fishy” ads that don’t tell the real story about PowerSchool and the growing PowerSchool community of satisfied users.
So, let’s set the record straight with a few facts about PowerSchool, the most widely-used student information system in K12 education:
PowerSchool supports more than 13 million students in more than 50 states and provinces, and more than 70 countries.
More than 40 million teachers, parents and students use PowerSchool every day.
PowerSchool has more than 330,000 active members in the strongest K12 SIS …
Pearson sought to create an API for its PowerSchool SIS. They
partnered with InfoSnap, a member of the PowerSchool ISV Partner
Program known for its experience and success with
complex data integration and delivery. The result of this
joint-venture is a sophisticated PowerSchool API, which has
given InfoSnap solutions an industry-leading integration for
PowerSchool. Learn more about this unique collaboration at: http://bit.ly/1uH4Ins
To learn more about the InfoSnap and PowerSchool integration for online registration solutions, join us for a free webinar on October 15th. Register today! http://bit.ly/1oRN2P3
Best Practices Webinar: Online Student Enrollment and Registration, Integrated with PowerSchool
Wednesday, October 15, …
PowerSchool Mobile Apps Update – Just In time For Back to School!
Pearson has just released updated versions of PowerSchool for Parents and PowerSchool for Students mobile apps for both iOS and Android devices. To date, more than 3.2 million teachers, parents and students have downloaded PowerSchool on their mobile devices. Throughout the summer, users have accessed PowerSchool to check grades, attendance, schedules and school announcements. Teachers are getting ready for the school year, using PowerTeacher to set up classes, seating charts and assignments. Learn more about PowerSchool for iOS and …
PowerSchool Special Education Powered by TIENET Provides Schools Easy, Efficient Way to Manage Special Education Services
Industry-Leading Student Information and Special Education Case Management Systems Combine to Help Educators Support Important Student Population
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 …
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 …
What is one thing that every teacher has in common? I’ll give you another clue– teachers do it every day. Can you guess what it is?
Okay, so it could be a lot of things. However, I am referring to assessment; more specifically the assessing and observing of students in the classroom. Thanks to mobile devices, doing this has been easier than ever before, especially when it comes to managing, recording, and even improving these assessments.
That being said, I would like to share some apps that are great for assessment in …
I just joined the party – late as usual. I broke down and bought an iPad last night and I love it!
It is believed that tablets will soon outsell laptops, as predictions suggest that around 80 million tablets will be sold every year by 2018. In fact, we have already seen a large rise in the use of tablets specifically in education, highlighted recently by Bloomberg Businessweek HERE.
Most educators could probably name the benefits of using tablets with students off the top of their head, but when it comes to …
It takes courage to be creative. — E. Paul Torrance
E. Paul Torrence, known as the “Father of Creativity,” spent the bulk of his life researching how to quantify creativity. Throughout his studies, he found that the levels of creativity can be increased through practice, and believed that creative thinking can be taught even to those who seem to be “non-thinkers.”
Did you know that 82% of students wish they had more exposure to creative thinking in the classroom (source)? While most educators don’t focus solely on teaching creativity to their students, …