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Articles Archive For: April 2012

  • Time Filler Activities for the Classroom

    By: Aaron Morrison | April, 2012 | 5,205 views | 1 Comment | Posted in: Classroom Management

    Time filler activities can save the sanity of a teacher; especially toward the end of the year when keeping students in control is not an easy undertaking. Thinking back on my own days in grade school, I can recall one of my teachers utilizing a simple ball-tossing game whenever there was five minutes to spare. The only rule to the game was to remain silent, and since the class viewed this as a challenge, we remained so quiet that we would have been able to hear a pin drop! In …

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  • Pinterest Resource Roundup

    By: Aaron Morrison | April, 2012 | 2,711 views | No Comments | Posted in: Social Media in the Classroom

    Pinterest continues to be a wellspring of ideas and resources for educators and their classrooms. If you didn’t catch our first Pinterest blog post discussing methods to incorporating it into the classroom, you can read it here. And if you haven’t checked out Pinterest yet, then check it out now! Here are some noteworthy ‘pins’ that I have stumbled upon recently:

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    80+ Google Forms for the Classroom- I have already talked about various Google tools for educators, but this article shares one that wasn’t mentioned—Google Forms. See how Google Forms can …

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  • End of Term

    By: admin | April, 2012 | 3,010 views | 1 Comment | Posted in: PowerSchool

    Whether your school uses quarters, semesters, or other term definitions, you perform the End of Term process to archive enrollments and grades in PowerSchool.
    The End of Term process changes students’ current grades into what are known in PowerSchool as historical, or stored grades. Historical grades are printed on report cards and transcripts.
    Completing the End of Term process successfully requires six steps:
    Step 1: Plan with Administration
    Completing the End of Term process requires careful planning. At the beginning of each school year, administrators need to map out the school year and terms, …

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  • Bringing Earth Day Into the Classroom

    By: Aaron Morrison | April, 2012 | 2,113 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Resources

    Earth Day started off with a bang in 1970 when US Senator Gaylord Nelson called for an “environmental teach-in” on April 22. Over 20 million people participated that first year! Now, over 500 million people around the world join together in celebration and appreciation of Earth’s natural resources.

    Earth day is a great time to help your students gain an awareness of their environment. Here are some great resources to help you bring Earth Day into the classroom:

    Education World: This website provides a list of cross-curriculum ideas for grades K-8.

    Huffington Post: …

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  • Three Blog Posts We Loved Last Month

    By: Aaron Morrison | April, 2012 | 2,093 views | 1 Comment | Posted in: Classroom Resources, Social Media in the Classroom

    More and more teachers and schools are blogging, which leads to a blogosphere full of wonderful resources, stories, and ideas. Here are 3 blog posts we loved last month:

    In her first year of teaching, Heather Hanson made a bold move to attempt to connect learning with her students’ lives. The move paid off and her students became so engaged that they ended up creating a video that has become a hit on YouTube. Their story was picked up by NPR and they presented at a conference in Washington DC. Read …

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  • PowerSchool for Parents Wins 2012 “Cool Tool” Award From EdTech Digest

    By: Aaron Morrison | April, 2012 | 2,170 views | No Comments | Posted in: PowerSchool

    We are honored to announce that the PowerSchool for Parents app is a winner of the 2012 “Cool Tool” Awards from EdTech Digest in the Mobile Device Solution category! This app continues to revolutionize the way parents keep in contact with their children’s lives at school, allowing them rapid access to their child’s grades, attendance, assignments and more! Every day, more than 3,000 parents and students download PowerSchool for Parents, and the companion app, PowerSchool for Students. We are ecstatic about the accomplishments of the apps, and look forward to …

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