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  • PowerSchool 7.0 is Live!

    By: Aaron Morrison | June, 2011 | 4,279 views | 4 Comments | Posted in: PowerSchool

    We announced the launch of the latest versions of PowerSchool and PowerTeacher at PowerSchool University in Charleston, South Carolina (4 days early!). We have included some information below, in case you missed it. Also, you can check out the website for the keynote.
    “Over the last 18 months, we have replaced all legacy infrastructure within PowerSchool, so the system is now a 100% Java application that now runs on the Oracle 11g database,” said Paul Fletcher, president of the School Systems group of Pearson. “This investment keeps PowerSchool on pace with …

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  • 10 Resources for Educator Learning This Summer

    By: Aaron Morrison | June, 2011 | 41,370 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Resources, Technology in the Classroom

    Many people feel a sense of liberation when they receive their college diploma. Thoughts of never opening a book again, having to write a paper, or spending hours in the library conducting research, fill the heads of college graduates everywhere.  As they walk in front of their family, classmates and professors, many smile as if to say, “Hallelujah! I can finally let my brain turn to mush!” Although these thoughts may cross the mind of many graduates, the thoughts of students graduating from Education programs seem to think the opposite.  …

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  • PowerSchool 7.0

    By: Aaron Morrison | June, 2011 | 6,620 views | 10 Comments | Posted in: Classroom Resources, PowerSchool

    We are ecstatic for the June 24th release of PowerSchool 7.0! We are so excited that ecstatic may be an understatement… We are thrilled, happy, confident, anxious and proud!
    PowerSchool supports more than 10 million students in 50 states and over 60 countries. Our goal has always been to enable educators to make timely decisions that impact student performance while creating a collaborative environment for parents, teachers, students, and administrators. With this goal in mind, we continually strategize and discuss ways to make PowerSchool better. We’ve spent countless months, days, hours …

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  • Reflecting Upon the Previous School Year

    By: Aaron Morrison | June, 2011 | 4,555 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Management

    After the hoopla of final exams, classroom cleanup, and farewells, the life of a teacher dramatically slows down- at least for a moment. When that unusually quiet moment happens for a teacher, it is important that time is set aside to reflect upon the previous school year. Were young minds nourished? Was curriculum understood and implemented? Did you encourage students? Were you a proponent of innovation and creativity? Did you learn and excel as an educator?

    Reflection and self-evaluation is no easy task for a teacher. With the mile-long list of …

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