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Article Aug, 2017

5 Reasons Why Teachers Love PowerSchool SIS

We asked teachers why they love about PowerSchool SIS and they responded: it improves instruction, efficiency, and parent engagement, saves time, offers flexibility in grading styles, drives student growth, and provides a customizable experience to best fit their needs.

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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.

roi parent student engagement
May, 2017

Driving ROI & Increasing Student and Parent Engagement

Research found that a unified education technology platform delivers a compelling ROI through increased student and parent engagement.

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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CTO roundup broadband
October, 2016

CTO Round-up: Broadband Access & the Homework Gap

This week we’re featuring five articles from around the web on one topic. Our topic this week is broadband access and the role it plays in the homework gap.

Tips to Fight Bullying
October, 2016

5 Tips to Fight Bullying

Bullying can take many forms, but there’s one thing you can be sure of: It is happening within your schools. In order to successfully combat bullying and change the culture of a school, prevention must start at the very top of the district and trickle down to teachers, staff and students.

October, 2016

7 Ideas to Keep Students Engaged in Higher Level Thinking

Keeping students engaged in learning throughout the day is difficult. We brainstormed seven ideas to help teachers keep students engaged in higher level thinking.

August, 2016

Most Students Aren’t Using Technology in the Classroom

Educators are encouraged to incorporate technology and digital tools into the classroom to increase student engagement and achievement. Many studies and news outlets have reported on the proliferation of tablets, laptops, and digital content in schools across the country. However, students are rarely users because technology is not incorporated into instruction.

5 edtech tools
August, 2016

Five EdTech Tools to Make Thinking Visible

What are your students thinking, and how do you know? That was a key question explored in July during the 2016 Building Learning Communities (BLC) conference in Boston. Here are five tools that conference speakers highlighted in particular.

June, 2016

5 Characteristics of a K-12 Data Dashboard

I talked with several educators and administrators about what they want from a data dashboard to make teaching more effective. Here are the five key characteristics they identified.

June, 2016

Six Steps for Rigorous Formative Assessment

Together, teachers and students can create a meaningful road map to increase their academic achievement and success, through designing challenging and realistic learning goals grounded in standards.

June, 2016

How Does a Rigorous Formative Assessment Plan Fit Into an Instructional Program?

Teachers who frequently collect and analyze assessment results, and modify instruction based on data are more effective at improving student learning than those who do not engage in these practices. Find out how rigorous formative assessments fits into an instructional program.

June, 2016

10 Ways to Increase Student Engagement

Engaging every student has been a perennial challenge for educators. However, research in this area has revealed much about how teachers can design learning experiences that interest students and maintain their engagement.

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