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  • Pearson at Education Datapalooza

    By: Aaron Morrison | November, 2012 | 4,477 views | No Comments | Posted in: News

    Datapalooza—you have either heard or haven’t heard the word by now, but either way, it’s a catchy expression that you can’t ignore. So what exactly does it mean? “Datapalooza” is the term for what the White House has nicknamed an event that was held last month that focused on improving education with the use of open data.

    Jonthan Harber CEO of K-12 Technology division, founded Schoolnet and joined Pearson in 2011 through Pearson’s acquisition of Schoolnet. The K-12 Technology group provides award-winning digital solutions, including PowerSchool, PowerTeacher, PowerSchool SMS, Schoolnet, Pearson …

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  • Five EdTech Tools that Support the Common Core

    By: Aaron Morrison | November, 2012 | 4,154 views | No Comments | Posted in: Common Core State Standards, Technology in the Classroom

    The Common Core State Standards are in place to help students become confident in solving real world problems, strengthen their ability to grasp ideas, understand other perspectives and cultures– just to name a few. But did you know that the Common Core State Standards also seek to advance students’ technology and digital media skills?

    In this day and age, it’s critical for students to practice using applicable technology so that they can prepare for life beyond high school. In fact, the Common Core states, “Just as media and technology are integrated …

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  • Dealing with Classroom Distractions during the Holidays

    By: Aaron Morrison | November, 2012 | 29,711 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Management

    We have all experienced excitement around the holiday season– When will there be snow? What will Aunt Jane give me this year? What will I pack for the holiday-break getaway? Our minds find it difficult to think of anything else!
    In the classroom, this can be a huge problem. The enthusiasm from the season has the ability to steal students’ minds from learning and fixate them on life outside of education. Here are some ways you can deal with their distracted minds:

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    Strategize where you will place students when they …

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