Articles In The Classroom Management 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, …
Pearson and LearnSprout Collaborate to Deliver New Insights Into Student Engagement and Performance to School Leaders
EdTech Startup to Provide PowerSchool Users With Data Visualization, College-Readiness Tracking Tools
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 8.0 is now available
(PowerSchool Customers: PowerSchool 8.0 is now available for download from PowerSource. For detailed information about the release, see the release notes document available on PowerSource.)
Enhanced Customization Capabilities – improved performance, scalability and flexibility make PowerSchool 8.0 a powerful, extensible solution that can manage the common and unique administrative processes of any K-12 customer.
Database Extensions - PowerSchool 8.0 provides additional features supporting the ability to create and manage real database extensions rather than legacy custom fields.
Document Attachments - With PowerSchool 8.0, it is now possible to attach all types of files directly …
Pearson is dedicated to protecting teachers from Java updates and browser plugin issues, and ensuring stability for PowerTeacher Gradebook. Pearson has established a three-phase plan for addressing these needs:
Stay on top of Java updates. In January, a new version of Java was released that affected all Java-based applications. By staying informed of the upcoming changes, Pearson was able to release an update in 2013 that anticipated the changes and protected the Gradebook from the update.
Isolate PowerTeacher Gradebook from OS Java updates and browser plugins. PowerTeacher 2.8 includes a new launch …
Teacher burnout is nothing new. It’s a topic widely discussed in the online community, and we even dedicated an entire blog post to the burnout a few years back that included various ways to fight it.
However, there is another type of burnout that we have not discussed– testing burnout. Believe it or not, educators also experience testing burnout like their students.
So how do you know if you are experiencing testing burnout? Here are some signs that you just might have it (adapted from here):
You struggle to feel motivated to revisit …
When I was about 13, I buried a time capsule with my best friend in the woods of her backyard. In it, we put our friendship bracelets, pictures of us, and other special mementos. We also wrote notes to our future selves and promised to always be friends. Thankfully, we’re still great friends, but as I look back at a copy of the letter I wrote about my future, I couldn’t help but laugh at how much different my life had turned out then what I had predicted. No, I’m …
We have all experienced these types of students– the class clown, troublemaker, or chit-chatterer– and for educators, I think these students ultimately bring up the questions, “Is this student engaged?” or worse, “Are any of my students engaged?”
Classroom engagement is something that must be measured throughout the year, and there are many factors that go into it, depending on which concepts or viewpoints you take. Here are some general questions you can ask yourself, including some insight into how to tell if your students are engaged:
Are they listening? Here’s how …