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  • PowerSchool Privacy Policy Video Wins EdSurge Honorable Mention Award!

    By: Terri Zezula | October, 2014 | 9 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Management, PowerSchool, Technology in the Classroom

    PowerSchool Privacy Policy video won “Honorable Mention” in the EdSurge DILA Awards! Our PowerSchool video won in the Crystal Clear Award category: Discloses privacy policies with clear, detailed descriptions of how user data is used and who owns it. We are excited and honored to be chosen for Honorable Mention.
    From the DILA Awards website:
    EdSurge and Digital Promise have partnered to create the first annual ”Digital Innovation in Learning Awards” (or the DILAs), a joint effort to celebrate what you are accomplishing in edtech, and more importantly, how it’s being accomplished. For far-reaching impact, we will share videos …

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  • Norwalk Public Schools Choose PowerSchool for their SIS

    By: Terri Zezula | October, 2014 | 17 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Management, PowerSchool, Technology in the Classroom

    Great story by Korey Wilson, staff writer for the Hour.com, about the reasons why Norwalk Public Schools chose PowerSchool:
    PowerSchool provides Norwalk parents with real-time data on student performance
    NORWALK — Parents and students will now be able to check a student’s grades, upcoming tests and attendance from their computer or mobile device.
    The school district recently launched the PowerSchool web-based student information system for students and their families.
    The system acts as an online gradebook, where teachers can post test scores, assignment grades and log attendance. With an iOS or an Android device, …

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

    By: Terri Zezula | October, 2014 | 49 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 | 260 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 | 175 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 | 271 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 | 635 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 | 998 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 | 2,852 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 | 1,486 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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