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  • InfoSnap’s Integration with Pearson’s PowerSchool API Provides Bedford County Public Schools with the Most Advanced Data Delivery Capabilities

    By: Terri Zezula | November, 2014 | 404 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Resources, PowerSchool, Technology in the Classroom

    New Case Study from InfoSnap, a PowerSchool ISV Partner:
    Bedford County Public Schools (VA), a Pearson PowerSchool user, is comprised of 10,300 students. The sizable student population urged Bedford to achieve uniformity throughout the district for capturing and managing student data in their student information system (SIS). Bedford selected InfoSnap, a Pearson ISV partner, to transform the district’s business process by streamlining the workflow for processing student enrollment and registration. Bedford recently implemented the PowerSchool API, integrated with InfoSnap, providing an optimal experience for this district to obtain, consume, and react …

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  • Pearson Hosted ISV Partners for PowerSchool DevCon Event

    By: Terri Zezula | November, 2014 | 208 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Resources, PowerSchool, Technology in the Classroom

    Last week, more than 40 PowerSchool ISV partners from 24 companies joined the Pearson PowerSchool team for the first PowerSchool Developers Conference (PS DevCon) and Hackathon event in Rancho Cordova, CA.  PS DevCon was open to all partners/developers who were invited to spend time with senior PowerSchool developers and engineers. Attendees learned about the latest API enhancements and how best to integrate their applications with PowerSchool. The conference was highly interactive, with discussions on APIs and sessions on more than 15 topics including Schema Extensions, Internationalization with Messages and Resource …

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  • Let’s Set the Record Straight!

    By: Terri Zezula | October, 2014 | 541 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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  • PowerSchool Mobile Apps Updated for Parents and Students

    By: Terri Zezula | August, 2014 | 902 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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  • Formative Assessment Item Bank Expands to 60,000 Items, Seamlessly Integrated With Schoolnet

    By: admin | June, 2014 | 1,852 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Resources, News, Uncategorized

     ATLANTA —June 30, 2014— As schools strive to ensure that students meet and exceed today’s more rigorous standards, teachers need tools at their fingertips for measuring student progress. Today at ISTE 2014 in Atlanta, Pearson announced an expansion of its Formative Item Bank to more than 60,000 items, including thousands of innovative technology enhanced items – the same kind that students will see in next-generation assessments.

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  • Understanding Common Core Texts: 10 Questions for Students

    By: Katie Becker | December, 2013 | 4,080 views | 1 Comment | Posted in: Classroom Resources, Common Core State Standards

    You are What you Read

    As most know by now, the Common Core has put an emphasis on reading nonfiction texts– but why is this? In a study conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, students were reading less than 4 minutes of nonfiction per day, compared to about 25 minutes of fiction. While it’s great that students are reading, researchers are now seeing that it’s not only how much they read, but also what they are reading that counts.
    More specifically, students need to be reading and comprehending more informational texts as …

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  • Dare to bring creativity to the classroom?

    By: Katie Becker | October, 2013 | 4,371 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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  • Parent Toolkit now available online!

    By: Katie Becker | October, 2013 | 3,536 views | 2 Comments | Posted in: Classroom Resources, News

    You’ve heard it before: “studies show that children whose parents are involved in their education, do better in school”.
    So I wanted to share this exciting news with you. Last week at Education Nation, Pearson, in collaboration with NBC News, launched an easy-to-use Parent Toolkit now available online, and soon to be available as an app.
    The Toolkit serves as an engaging resource that helps parents navigate the new higher standards rolling out in schools so they can actively guide their child throughout their education. Using the toolkit, whether at home, work, or on-the-go, parents can:

    View academic …

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  • Slideshare Presentations: Visual Learning for Educators

    By: Katie Becker | September, 2013 | 3,817 views | 1 Comment | Posted in: Classroom Resources, Uncategorized

    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 …

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  • Pinterest Roundup: Next Generation Assessments

    By: Diane Weaver | September, 2013 | 3,015 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Resources, Common Core State Standards

    Change. A word that is all-too familiar in the education world, and more specifically, with the process of the Common Core and new assessments. I briefly talk about this change in one of my previous posts about the Common Core Standards.
    For most educators, this shift to Next Generation Assessments is right around the corner (2014-2015), which ultimately means that educators must change their instruction to align with them.

     Here are some resources I gathered on Pinterest to help educators make this transition more fluid:

    Prezi by Cory Robertson- This Prezi presentation takes …

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