School Systems Home

Articles Archive For: July 2012

  • Summer-Themed Printable Roundup

    By: Aaron Morrison | July, 2012 | 1,885 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Resources

    image from iStock
    One of the greatest aspects to the internet is the ability to conveniently gather lesson plans and ideas. Can you imagine not having resources at the click of your fingertip? Me either. In fact, I have found that some of the most useful online resources are those handy, little things called printables. Printables are described as an inexpensive way to dress up an event—and in this case, a lesson plan. Basically, they are downloads that you can print off and use any way you want. Here are a …

    Read More

  • Five Ways Teachers can Enjoy Summer Break

    By: Aaron Morrison | July, 2012 | 4,714 views | 1 Comment | Posted in: Stress Reduction

    After nine plus months of being cooped up in a classroom and putting in longer hours than we care to admit, it can be difficult to decompress and just enjoy the summer. Here are some things you can do to relax and get the most out of your summer break:

    image from iStock

    Get outside. Teachers spend so much time indoors that sunlight can feel like a foreign substance. Have a picnic at the park with friends and family. Take up canoeing. Go camping. Drink your morning coffee on the back patio. Soak …

    Read More

  • Web Resources for Educators to Try this Summer

    By: Aaron Morrison | July, 2012 | 8,977 views | 1 Comment | Posted in: Technology in the Classroom

    It’s hard to believe that the summer break is about over, and hopefully most of you were able to dedicate some time to your professional development. More specifically, I hope you were able to practice with education technology tools that you can use in your classroom this upcoming school year. If you haven’t been able to do so yet (or if you have), here is a list of some good web resources to start with (or add to your queue):

    Record podcasts with Audacity—a free platform for recording and editing sounds!
    Students …

    Read More

  • Schoolnet for PowerSchool in TeacherCast Podcast

    By: Aaron Morrison | July, 2012 | 1,765 views | No Comments | Posted in: PowerSchool

    ISTE 2012 proved to be a fulfilling event where educators had the chance to come together and share ways they are using innovative technologies. Educator and podcaster Jeff Bradbury interviewed teachers, administrators, and application developers directly from the conference floor; one of his interviews includes a feature of Schoolnet for PowerSchool (around 24:10)!
    You can tune into Jeff’s TeacherCast podcast of these interviews here: And listen for the Pearson: Schoolnet for PowerSchool mention!

    Read More

  • Enhance Learning with the Summer 2012 Olympics

    By: Aaron Morrison | July, 2012 | 2,014 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Resources

    There are just over two weeks until the Opening Ceremony of the summer 2012 Olympic Games, and it’s safe to say that the whole world will be watching! With an event at such a large scale taking place, it would be an opportunity missed if it wasn’t used with students to enrich learning. Here are some simple Olympic teaching ideas that could be implemented into the classroom this summer—feel free to expand on these ideas:

    image from iStock

    Students can research the history of the Olympic rings and then make a replica …

    Read More

  • Three Awesome Blog Posts We Loved in June

    By: Aaron Morrison | July, 2012 | 1,622 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Resources

    Even though most schools are out on summer break this month, the online educational blogging world has not slowed down! In fact, I found June to provide some of my favorite blog posts yet, and it was difficult for me to narrow them down to only three. Here are the three I have chosen to highlight (and believe when I say it was difficult!):

    MindShift: A young student shares his enthusiasm and passion for online gaming, and in his TED talk he discusses ways that it has taught him just about …

    Read More

  • Update: Pearson K-12 Technology

    By: Aaron Morrison | July, 2012 | 11,169 views | No Comments | Posted in: News

    We appreciate our followers and know there are a lot of you out there reading and commenting on our blogposts and following us on one or more of our social media sites. Moving forward, we hope you continue following us to take advantage of the information we provide to help you with your education goals.
    As Pearson continues to provide leading tools and products, we need to make necessary changes internally. Normally our internal changes are kept internal, but this time they are making their way to our platforms. So, from …

    Read More