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  • Advanced Reporting Toolkit!

    By: Paul Smith | April, 2011 | 7,263 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Resources, PowerSchool

    We’re excited to announce that Pearson has launched a new Advanced Reporting Toolkit! ART is available for use with Chancery SMS for state reporting. The reporting framework has been designed to dramatically reduce the amount of time required to define and validate data extracts. ART is loaded with an array of features such as:

    Ability to run extracts by district and by school
    Significant performance improvements
    Improved component integration with Chancery SMS
    District-level management of the extracts process
    Improved flexibility via customization
    Extensible with third-party SQL systems
    Run reports from snapshot data (not live data)
    Ability to add …

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  • Technology Tools for the Classroom: Google Earth

    By: Aaron Morrison | April, 2011 | 10,078 views | 2 Comments | Posted in: Classroom Resources

    For over 40 years Earth Day has been celebrated annually around the globe.  On April 22, classrooms across the nation will take a moment to discuss natural environments, sustainability, global warming and ways to preserve our planet.  With Earth Day on the forefront of many educators’ minds, we thought it only fitting to discuss the benefits of using Google Earth in the classroom! With this technology tool, teachers can add interactive elements to almost any subject.
    Often times educators overlook the versatility of Google Earth. Upon further investigation however teachers realize …

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  • Technology Tools For The Classroom: Presentation Resources

    By: Aaron Morrison | April, 2011 | 22,593 views | 2 Comments | Posted in: Classroom Resources, Technology in the Classroom

    Today there is an array of tools advancing student learning and shaping 21st century classrooms. One of the first areas in which the benefits of educational technology were first realized, was presentation software. Gone are the days of simply presenting a subject behind a podium; technology has revolutionized how presentations are prepared and presented. With access to technology in the classroom, teachers now have the ability to pull multi-media content from online sources and compile it into a presentation and deliver it to students. This gives students a reason to …

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  • Technology Tools For The Classroom: Podcasts

    By: Aaron Morrison | April, 2011 | 3,615 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Resources, Technology in the Classroom

    We mentioned the impact that technology has made in the classroom, and briefly discussed ways to integrate QR codes and Digital Storytelling. Now we want to share another tool: Podcasts.
    Image from iStock

    The word podcast is taken from the word iPod, but the act of podcasting is not limited to iPod users only. A podcast is a pre-recorded audio program that can be downloaded to a computer or mobile device. They are often made available through websites for immediate delivery, and users may even subscribe to have episodes fed to their …

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  • Technology Tools For The Classroom: Digital Storytelling

    By: Aaron Morrison | April, 2011 | 3,880 views | 3 Comments | Posted in: Classroom Resources, Technology in the Classroom

    Throughout history, storytelling has been used to teach, share knowledge and spread news. With technological advancements, this ancient tradition has adapted with society and taken on a modern twist! Digital Storytelling has become a popular educational tool amongst students and teachers.  This computer-based tool uses images, music, audio narration, and text to convey a variety of topics that range from personal stories to historical events. Many educators have integrated Digital Storytelling into curriculum to develop writing skills, promote planning, and inspire creativity. Stories created by teachers can also serve as …

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