Tag: Learning

Article Nov, 2017

Research Shows that Engaging Parents on Student Progress has Big Benefits

Engaging parents in a student’s K-12 educational experience creates significant benefits. See the ways in which districts and families can improve outcomes.

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relevancy gaps
August, 2017

Four School Relevancy Gaps—and How to Close Them

While 75% of fifth graders say they are engaged in school, only 34% of 12th graders feel that way. According to education researcher Phillip Schlechty, there are five ways that students respond to school-related activities.

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June, 2017

Hobson & Company Research: The Business Case for PowerSchool Learning

Through in-depth interviews with PowerSchool Learning customers, research found that the product is not only strategic in terms of improving efficiencies and student performance, but also delivers a quick and compelling ROI (Return on Investment).

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May, 2017

What is important with grades and grading

Ken O’Connor, the Grade Doctor, discusses recent updates to How to Grade for Learning and what these changes mean for K-12 school districts.

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January, 2017

A Day in the Life of a Teacher with the Unified Classroom

Tag along with a 7th-grade teacher to discover how the Unified Classroom transforms a typical teacher workday with assessments, assignments, grading, & more.

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January, 2017

5 Essential Effective Blended Learning Best Practices

Cool Cat Teacher Vicki Davis shares her insight into blended learning, the necessity of an LMS, and why her LMS of choice is PowerSchool Learning. Check out her tips and tricks for teachers as well.

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September, 2016

Infographic: Benefits of Learning Apps for Kids

Learning apps so important and exciting to use for students in the classroom because of all the wonderful benefits they supply. Tutoring Expert created an infographic (shared on NerdGraph) that explains just what those benefits are.

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September, 2016

How to Make the Most of Your LMS, Part 3: Formative Assessment

In the past couple blog posts, I have been talking to you about how to make the most of your LMS. In Part 1, I showed you the importance of wayfinding when creating your classroom sites. In Part 2, I explained that no student will actually use your pages, unless you give them places to collaborate and make the pages […]

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September, 2016

How to Make the Most of Your LMS, Part 2: Collaboration

In a previous blog post, I shared a little bit about the importance of wayfinding. How will your students know what to do once they arrive at your digital classroom site? As I noted in that post, having pages that have a structure and visuals that engage students will help send them in the right […]

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September, 2016

How to Make the Most of Your Learning Management System, Part 1: Wayfinding

How to Make the Most of Your Learning Management System, Part 1: Wayfinding How many of you have been in this situation? Student A comes back from being gone on a sports trip and asks, “What did I miss?” You think to yourself, why didn’t the child check the classroom site? Or Student B asks, […]

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Mass Customized Learning
September, 2016

A District’s Perspective: How to Have ‘Mass Customized Learning’

Pennsylvania’s Central York School District is an innovative district puts students in charge of their own learning. Here’s how.

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August, 2016

Personalizing Teacher PD: An Instructional Coach Who Created an Award-Winning Program, Q&A Part 3

Make sure to catch Part 1 and Part 2 of this interview series with Justin Lim, the winner of the Innovation in Educational Technology Award, which PowerSchool Learning sponsors. In Part 1, he discusses the class he created and how he incorporated a personalized approach to PD. In Part 2, he discusses some of the challenges. Here, he discusses what happens […]

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July, 2016

A New, More Intuitive Navigation for PowerSchool Learning

A New, More Intuitive Navigation for PowerSchool Learning I used to live in a beloved labyrinth of a house, full of architectural split personalities and the idiosyncratic tastes of generations of prior owners.  Eventually, I grew to see that what had at first seemed completely random choices were by design—but the original intents had been […]

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January, 2015

How Michigan’s Teacher of the Year Transitioned to Standards-Based Grading

The Online School for Girls, just launched in September, selected PowerSchool Learning as their virtual campus. We asked the chair of the school’s technology committee, Jason Curtis, to reflect on the process and challenges of taking a brick and mortar concept to the virtual space.

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