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In 2010, infosnap (an ISV partner) united with our Pearson K-12 forces for online application and registration services. By executing rollouts with a number of shared customers, both teams recognized that the file-based export and import approach used by Pearson (and thus infosnap) to exchange student and family data with PowerSchool needed to evolve to allow more robust and real-time data exchange. The Pearson team began working hand-in-hand with infosnap and other partners to scope and develop an application programming interface (API) that would improve data exchange from PowerSchool and …
At first glance, flipping the classroom seems only suitable for upper grade levels; however, it can also work for the younger grade levels too. The key difference between flipping the older versus the younger is the amount of supervision and assistance required. As you can probably assume, the younger-aged students will require more teacher or parent management, but don’t let this shy you away from trying it—it can be very effective and may be worth the extra time and effort.
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Here is how you can successfully flip the younger …
The Investing in Innovation Fund application deadline for Development grants is on April 26th at 4:30 p.m. ETS. If you have been planning to apply, chances are you have already started to develop your application. Here are some tips to help make your application stand out:
Show specifics- Write very precisely about the implementation plan, goals, objectives, strategies, time lines, milestones, and staff responsibilities. Include the names of key people and project directors, with their credentials and expertise. Don’t forget to share detailed cost estimates and strategies for sustainability. You should …
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There is a lot of buzz about cloud computing right now—in fact, it is said that within one year, cloud computing in K-12 schools is expected to consume a quarter of the entire IT budget; four years from now, that figure will grow to 35 percent. But what exactly is cloud computing and why are so many people using it?
Simply put, cloud computing entails using a network of remote servers hosted on the internet as opposed to a local server. This helps cut IT costs as well as …
By Jason Calacanis (Originally posted here-http://goo.gl/du2lD)
On June 26th and 27th, we will host our second LAUNCH Education and Kids event at Microsoft’s campus in Mountain View [ http://launchedu.co/ ]. Over those two days we’ll hear founders in the education space explain what they’re building at their startups, hear a couple of keynotes from big brains and — most importantly — hear from teachers and educators what they’re doing inside the machine.
I could use your help on three fronts:
1. Startups: If you know anyone building something epic, please have …