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  • Now Introducing PowerSchool Apps!

    By: Aaron Morrison | January, 2012 | 142,900 views | 205 Comments | Posted in: PowerSchool, Technology in the Classroom

    PowerSchool for Parents and PowerSchool for Students apps, are now available for download from the Apple iTunes App Store! These apps will provide real-time access to attendance, grades, assignments, scores and much more, to users with an Apple iPhone®, iPod Touch® and iPad® running iOS version 4.0 or later and who are currently enrolled in PowerSchool 7.1 or later.
    What features will these new apps include? For starters, students and parents can integrate the app with their Facebook and Twitter accounts to share scores and grades with friends and family. Both …

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  • Our Special Announcement

    By: Aaron Morrison | January, 2012 | 1,582 views | 6 Comments | Posted in: News, PowerSchool

    Our team at Pearson is always looking for ways to advance and innovate. With this said, we are delighted to announce the arrival of PowerSchool apps for iPhone®, iPod Touch® and iPad® users! We are truly thrilled to share the news, and look forward to providing you with details as we get closer to the launch date. Stay tuned because you don’t want to miss this!
    -Pearson School Systems Team

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  • Facebook Apps for Students and Educators

    By: Aaron Morrison | January, 2012 | 28,366 views | 2 Comments | Posted in: Classroom Resources, Social Media in the Classroom, Technology in the Classroom

    It has been long argued that Facebook has no place in education. Yet, most would be shocked by the relevance it has among teachers and students. One of the strongest arguments for the use of Facebook in schools is the mere fact that it is a website in which students want to use, and probably already routinely use. As Facebook progressively gains acceptance, the question then stands: how should Facebook be applied to endorse learning?
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    Facebook apps are an excellent way to use Facebook in the classroom. In fact, …

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  • 5 Ways to Have a Digital Classroom in the New Year

    By: Aaron Morrison | January, 2012 | 2,787 views | No Comments | Posted in: Technology in the Classroom

    We are continually seeing new trends in education technology. In 2011, we saw the prominence of social media, QR codes, and the use of iPads™ in the classroom. So when twelve months roll around and a fresh year begins, we can’t help but wonder what developments will arise in the near future. This is an important thing to ponder considering our desire to keep our classrooms competitive! With this said, I would like to reference five ways to have a digital classroom in the New Year.
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    Bring your own …

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