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

    By: Terri Zezula | October, 2014 | 18 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 | 195 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 | 139 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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  • Pearson and LearnSprout Collaborate to Deliver New Insights Into Student Engagement and Performance to School Leaders

    By: admin | September, 2014 | 235 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Management, News, Uncategorized

    EdTech Startup to Provide PowerSchool Users With Data Visualization, College-Readiness Tracking Tools

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  • PowerSchool Mobile Apps Updated for Parents and Students

    By: Terri Zezula | August, 2014 | 568 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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  • Announcing PowerSchool 8.0, with exciting new features!

    By: Terri Zezula | June, 2014 | 675 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Management, PowerSchool

    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 …

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  • Pearson Plan to Protect the Gradebook From Java Updates

    By: admin | March, 2014 | 2,699 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Management, News, PowerSchool

    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 …

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  • Teachers Should Avoid Testing Burnout Too

    By: Katie Becker | October, 2013 | 1,454 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Management

    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 …

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  • What Today’s Teachers Need to Know About the Future

    By: Katie Becker | October, 2013 | 1,472 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Management, Education Reform

    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 …

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  • Are your students engaged? Here’s how to tell

    By: Katie Becker | October, 2013 | 1,326 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Management

    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 …

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