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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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Getting Staff Buy-in SIS
June, 2017

How to Get Staff Buy-in on a New Student Information System

High staff buy-in for your new technology comes down to one often overlooked secret—getting staff personally invested. A change management committee is key.

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May, 2017

Setting a Place for Collaboration

Tips on how to communicate and collaborate with district stakeholders, including teachers, parents, CTOs, CFOs, CAOs and Superintendents.

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March, 2017

7 Ways a School’s IT Department Can Revolutionize the Classroom

We spoke with several school IT leaders to identify some of the top ways that IT staff can spread their wings and help boost the K-12 experience within the classroom.

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March, 2017

7 Reasons Tech Leaders Choose PowerSchool SIS

We asked several IT directors, directors of technology, technology supervisors, and other customers why they chose PowerSchool SIS and what they like most.

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January, 2017

Keeping the Right Perspective

Over the years, I have often been asked to share practices as a technology leader that have made a difference. I have always been happy to do so. I have always felt that all of us, as educators, are in the same boat. We are all looking for better ways to ultimately serve our students. And so I share.

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January, 2017

How to Build an Effective & Qualified School Technology Team

Selecting school technology officers is just as important as filling up on the latest technology — it’s likely more important because qualified individuals need to be on hand to make sure everything runs smoothly, not just the parts that students and administrators see.

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December, 2016

8 Financial Benefits to Cloud Computing

The good news is that cloud computing has come of age, and is providing CFOs with access to computing resources and capabilities that were once out of reach. More districts are determining that cloud-based services can provide powerful and capable solutions while decreasing capital outlays and operational costs.

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3 New Online Tools to Support EdTech Success
November, 2016

Three New Online Tools to Support EdTech Success

Are you prepared to support new EdTech initiatives in your school or district? Do you have a clear process in mind for choosing and evaluating new software and technologies to support your goals successfully? Are your digital learning resources fully accessible for all students?

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November, 2016

Questions to Ask when Hiring for the Changing Role of the CTO

Because a school district CTO is so vital to the success of any educational institution today, district administrators interviewing a potential CTO should ask questions pertaining to the rapidly changing role of a chief technology officer.

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October, 2016

Are your EdTech Tools Making the Grade?

If you are like I was when I was working in the central office, the only time I really sat down to analyze the effectiveness of our technology tools was when one of the following three things popped up on my calendar or in my inbox: 1) software contract renewal time 2) budget season 2) […]

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5 Ways the Role of a School District CTO Is Changing
October, 2016

5 Ways the Role of a School District CTO Is Changing

Chief technology officers of school districts operating in every region of the US are now expected to be IT experts instead of “boxes and wires” repair people. With many educational tools moving to the cloud, school districts don’t have the technical support they used to have before Internet 2.0. Instead, they’re relying on their school district CTO to ensure educational and administrative hardware and software functions smoothly.

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August, 2016

Hosted or Self-Hosted Part 2: Key Considerations When Choosing a Hosted Solution

If you decide to go with a hosted solution, ask your service provider about six important factors to ensure success and security.

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August, 2016

CTO Round-Up: Changing District Culture

This week we’re featuring five articles from around the web on one topic. Our topic this week is how CTO’s are able to change the culture of a school district.

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