Articles In The PowerSchool Category
In 2010, infosnap (an ISV partner) united with our Pearson K-12 forces for online application and registration services. By executing rollouts with a number of shared customers, both teams recognized that the file-based export and import approach used by Pearson (and thus infosnap) to exchange student and family data with PowerSchool needed to evolve to allow more robust and real-time data exchange. The Pearson team began working hand-in-hand with infosnap and other partners to scope and develop an application programming interface (API) that would improve data exchange from PowerSchool and …
PowerSchool University (PSU) is coming soon. Visit www.powerschooluniversity.com to get ready and read on to get excited!
A Day in the Life of a Technology Director…
By Chris Alldredge, Pearson Strategic Initiatives Program Manager and PSU Master of Ceremonies
TECH DIRECTOR’S OFFICE – MIDDAY —
We focus on a bobble-headed Darth Vader sitting on the corner of a desk. Darth Vader’s head bobbles continuously.
TECH DIRECTOR (OFF SCREEN): Yes, of course…it is almost report card time… I don’t have the report done quite yet.
We pan out and see Tech Director on the phone, sitting at …
Today we live in an age where Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is changing the way students learn and interact with their environment and their academic peers, and yet today, in 2012 there are millions of new junior high and high school students wandering around campus with a crumpled paper school map and paper course schedule shoved into their pockets. With our updated PowerSchool for Students mobile app and PowerSchool for Parents mobile app, we are happy to announce that’s now a thing of the past! School maps and course …
Your time is valuable and already stretched too thin. We want to help you have the most efficient and positive experience in your time of greatest need: the moment you log a case with Pearson Technical Support.
Senior Support Specialist, Mike Jackson, has summarized his years of experience on the PowerSchool support team into 7 tips and tricks that get faster responses and results.
Over inform. Lack of information is the most common reason a case may be delayed. Following a standardized format can greatly assist a Support …
We know that PowerSchool is a big part of your successful school year. That’s why now for a limited time, purchase one PowerSchool supplemental service and receive a 25% discount, or purchase two for 50% off!
Get more from your PowerSchool system by checking out our full-range of supplemental services offered remotely to fit your busy schedule. From now until September 27, 2012, you could save up to 50%.
End-of-Term Readiness & Completion
International Baccalaureate (IB)- Middle Years Programme Setup
Attendance Tracking & Notification Setup
Date Review and Consultation
New School Setup & Data Load
Discipline Incident …
We are thrilled to announce yet another success of the PowerSchool for Parents app! It has been selected a winner of a 2012 Preferred Choice Award in the Creative Child Magazine Awards!
The submitted entries are reviewed by moms, music educators, and early education professionals; meaning our product was selected and loved by a wide array of people. We look forward to seeing the PowerSchool for Parents app in the Creative Child magazine’s Holiday issue this coming November!
To see the official announcement, please visit www.creativechid.com
You can also download the PowerSchool for …
ISTE 2012 proved to be a fulfilling event where educators had the chance to come together and share ways they are using innovative technologies. Educator and podcaster Jeff Bradbury interviewed teachers, administrators, and application developers directly from the conference floor; one of his interviews includes a feature of Schoolnet for PowerSchool (around 24:10)!
You can tune into Jeff’s TeacherCast podcast of these interviews here: http://podcast.teachercast.net/iste-convention-podcasts-4/. And listen for the Pearson: Schoolnet for PowerSchool mention!
This past summer I transitioned from an elementary building principal to Director of Technology and Cyber Education for the Quakertown Community School District in Bucks County, PA. Along with my position change came many new opportunities and district-level responsibilities. I had used PowerSchool as a principal at the building level. Simple everyday tasks of student searches, log entries, attendance, etc., became second nature, as I worked with the SIS daily. Quickly after assuming my new role, I became aware of the power behind such a dynamic student information system, like …
We are pleased to announce that PowerSchool SMS 8.0, ParentCONNECTxp 4.1, and PowerTeacher Mobile for PowerSchool SMS customers were all successfully launched today!
What was formerly known as Chancery SMS is now PowerSchool SMS 8.0, and it brings new features and enhancements too! Rest assured, this is still the same product you have come to rely on for all of your student data management needs and with a fresh new look, this release provides you with workflow and usability enhancements throughout the application. Combined with customer feedback and the latest web design standards, the overall user …
We are thrilled to announce that PowerSchool 7.2 and PowerTeacher 2.5 are now available for download on PowerSource! The release includes new features such as a new PowerTeacher seating chart with free-form and standard drag-and-drop functionality that includes attendance tools for teachers. We are also announcing user-configurable data validation and reporting, comment bank enhancements, session management, and more! We could not have done this without the requests, suggestions, and feedback from our customers.
PowerSchool 7.2 Key Features Include:
User-configurable data validation rules for student and teacher records
Data Validation Report to identify …