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Articles Archive For: September 2011

  • Apps for Educators: Science

    By: Aaron Morrison | September, 2011 | 7,632 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Resources, Technology in the Classroom

    Science is vital to human life.  In fact, it is intensely woven into our daily decisions and routines.  To put it frankly, “Science affects us all, every day of the year, from the moment we wake up, all day long, and through the night. Your digital alarm clock, the weather report, the asphalt you drive on, the bus you ride in, your decision to eat a baked potato instead of fries, your cell phone, the antibiotics that treat your sore throat, the clean water that comes from your faucet, and …

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  • PowerSchool Reaches Special Education with PCG Education Partnership

    By: Aaron Morrison | September, 2011 | 3,547 views | No Comments | Posted in: News, PowerSchool

    Today Pearson announced an agreement with PCG Education to provide PowerSchool, the industry-leading student information system (SIS), with robust, integrated functionality to address the special-education needs of today’s schools and districts. Read more…

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  • Four Ways to Use Pinterest in Education

    By: Aaron Morrison | September, 2011 | 165,512 views | 57 Comments | Posted in: Technology in the Classroom

    It seems as though when one technology tool for the classroom is introduced, another one is waiting to make its debut! We’ve shared several 21st century tools with our readers; however, we have not acquainted you with a recent tool, Pinterest. Pinterest is an electronic bulletin board where users can “pin” images from around the web. These images are then categorized into various boards on the users’ profile. Pins are also shared and searchable, which makes Pinterest a wonderful resource for visual information. So what are these pin boards good …

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  • Common Core State Standards Initiative

    By: Aaron Morrison | September, 2011 | 2,285 views | No Comments | Posted in: Common Core State Standards, Education Reform

    With the new school year, many teachers find themselves implementing or hearing about the Common Core State Standards Initiative. Being that this is a topic that greatly influences education, we’ve decided to highlight one of our older posts about the Common Core State Standards Initiative!
    Over the past couple months, many recent high school graduates picked up their belongings and moved away from home.  Some of these graduates moved across town, while others moved to a neighboring state or across the country.  These young men and young women …

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  • Ken O’Connor: Is Your School Standards-Based?

    By: Aaron Morrison | September, 2011 | 4,622 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Management, Common Core State Standards, Education Reform

    Earlier this week, Ken O’Connor wrote an article about standards-based instruction for the Pearson FWD blog. This informative article highlights that despite the shift of 43 states to the common core standards, most schools and districts are not standards-based. So what is standards-based instruction? Standards-based education calls for clear, published, and measurable academic standards for all school students. “When teachers plan and deliver standards-based instruction, they make the learning goals clear to students, and the clearer the learning goals the more likely the students will be successful.” With …

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  • Remembering September 11 – Free Lesson Resources

    By: Aaron Morrison | September, 2011 | 3,740 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Resources

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    With the ten year anniversary of September 11th approaching, we would like to offer free lesson plans and activities that help elementary and secondary students better understand the terrorist attack and its’ outcome. Our Online Learning Exchange (OLE) offers a free collection titled Remembering September 11, for teachers, students, and parents to use as resources. We want to highlight this offering because we feel it is essential for students and children to understand the events that occurred a decade ago, and continue to shape the world today.
    Pearson School’s …

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