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

    By: Terri Zezula | October, 2014 | 27 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 | 211 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 | 149 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 | 574 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 | 1,505 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 | 611 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 | 4,893 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 | 2,371 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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  • Teaching with Tablets: Tips and Tricks

    By: Katie Becker | November, 2013 | 4,059 views | No Comments | Posted in: Technology in the Classroom

    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 …

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  • Dare to bring creativity to the classroom?

    By: Katie Becker | October, 2013 | 2,797 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Resources, Technology in the Classroom

    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, …

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