School Systems Blog
Most educators view games as a way to incentivize students for good behavior, or to play during excess time in the class. However, using video games for learning purposes has caught fire in the classroom, and I don’t see it burning out anytime soon! In fact, MindShift just posted a video this week about How Games Are Being Used for Learning that I highly recommend checking out. Not convinced? Head on over to Mashable for another article about Why Education Needs to Get Its Game On.
The great thing about this …
TED began in 1984 as a conference to bring people together and discuss “ideas worth sharing.” Today, you can find hundreds of TEDTalk videos online; a perfect resource for education leaders to inspire students and staff!
In fact, many of the TEDTalk videos are devoted to education, and doing a simple search can pull up all videos with an ‘education’ tag. While there are many talks to choose from, I have pulled five of my favorite ones to get you started:
Salman Khan: Let’s use video to reinvent education
Bill Gates: Mosquitos, malaria …
We are excited to welcome back Ken O’Connor as our guest blogger. This is Ken’s second post for Pearson!
Ken is an independent educational consultant who specializes in issues relating to the communication of student achievement, especially grading and reporting. You can read more about Ken O’Connor on his website.
In my last blog post, I set out to show how I think grades should be determined; in this post, I will explain why I think grades should be determined in those ways.
There are four P’s that combine to produce implementation of …
Today we live in an age where Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is changing the way students learn and interact with their environment and their academic peers, and yet today, in 2012 there are millions of new junior high and high school students wandering around campus with a crumpled paper school map and paper course schedule shoved into their pockets. With our updated PowerSchool for Students mobile app and PowerSchool for Parents mobile app, we are happy to announce that’s now a thing of the past! School maps and course …
We are becoming increasingly visual people. Your students are used to nonstop visual media that may make focusing in a traditional lecture-type setting difficult. So, why not opt for something a little more appealing? An infographic, perhaps!
Infographics, also known as information graphics, can help you introduce lots of information to your students in a very visual and interesting way. You can find infographics for a wide range of subjects for whatever you may be teaching.
For example, I gathered some infographics that could be used to prepare students for the upcoming …