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  • PowerSchool Privacy Policy Video Wins EdSurge Honorable Mention Award!

    By: Terri Zezula | October, 2014 | 9 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Management, PowerSchool, Technology in the Classroom

    PowerSchool Privacy Policy video won “Honorable Mention” in the EdSurge DILA Awards! Our PowerSchool video won in the Crystal Clear Award category: Discloses privacy policies with clear, detailed descriptions of how user data is used and who owns it. We are excited and honored to be chosen for Honorable Mention.
    From the DILA Awards website:
    EdSurge and Digital Promise have partnered to create the first annual ”Digital Innovation in Learning Awards” (or the DILAs), a joint effort to celebrate what you are accomplishing in edtech, and more importantly, how it’s being accomplished. For far-reaching impact, we will share videos …

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  • Norwalk Public Schools Choose PowerSchool for their SIS

    By: Terri Zezula | October, 2014 | 17 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Management, PowerSchool, Technology in the Classroom

    Great story by Korey Wilson, staff writer for the Hour.com, about the reasons why Norwalk Public Schools chose PowerSchool:
    PowerSchool provides Norwalk parents with real-time data on student performance
    NORWALK — Parents and students will now be able to check a student’s grades, upcoming tests and attendance from their computer or mobile device.
    The school district recently launched the PowerSchool web-based student information system for students and their families.
    The system acts as an online gradebook, where teachers can post test scores, assignment grades and log attendance. With an iOS or an Android device, …

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  • Tools4ever and Pearson Collaborate to Automate Identity and Password Management for School Districts

    By: Terri Zezula | October, 2014 | 49 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Management, PowerSchool, Technology in the Classroom

    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 …

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  • Let’s Set the Record Straight!

    By: Terri Zezula | October, 2014 | 260 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Management, Classroom Resources, PowerSchool, Technology in the Classroom

    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 …

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  • Pearson & InfoSnap Collaborate to Develop the PowerSchool API for Data Integration

    By: Terri Zezula | October, 2014 | 175 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Management, PowerSchool, Technology in the Classroom, Uncategorized

    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, …

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  • PowerSchool Mobile Apps Updated for Parents and Students

    By: Terri Zezula | August, 2014 | 635 views | 1 Comment | Posted in: Classroom Management, Classroom Resources, PowerSchool, Technology in the Classroom

    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 …

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  • PowerSchool Special Education Powered by TIENET Provides Schools Easy, Efficient Way to Manage Special Education Services

    By: admin | April, 2014 | 1,551 views | No Comments | Posted in: News, PowerSchool, Technology in the Classroom, Uncategorized

    Industry-Leading Student Information and Special Education Case Management Systems Combine to Help Educators Support Important Student Population

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  • Learning the Lingo of Next Generation Assessments: Technology Enhanced Items

    By: admin | April, 2014 | 630 views | No Comments | Posted in: College Readiness, News, Technology in the Classroom

    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 …

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  • Blogging Tips Every Teacher Should Know

    By: Katie Becker | December, 2013 | 4,948 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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  • Assessment Apps for the 21st Century Classroom

    By: Katie Becker | November, 2013 | 2,448 views | No Comments | Posted in: Technology in the Classroom

    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 …

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