MACRO CONNECT BLOG & NEWS

What You Need To Know About Standards Based Grading

Education is constantly evolving. So shouldn’t your techniques for student evaluation evolve with it? In a recent post about our new status as a PowerSchool Certified Service Partner, we spoke briefly about reporting customization. Report and report card customization...

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How To Choose Your EdTech Wisely

By about now, your Count Day figures have been finalized and sent to your ISD or to the state. That means you have a pretty clear idea of what to expect in terms of education funding from the state of Michigan and other federal income sources. We know that most of...

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Michigan PowerSchool User Group Conference 2018

Last week we traveled to Kalamazoo, Michigan for the annual Fall PowerSchool User Group Conference (PSUG). It was three days of breakout sessions, one on one training, and networking within the PowerSchool user community. While we were at the conference, we kept a...

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PowerSchool’s Newest Certified Service Partner

PowerSchool has become synonymous with modern education. As our world shifts further into the digital age, every corner of our lives are being made more efficient, more automated. At the core of this movement in education lies PowerSchool, a leader in classroom...

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Why Have Count Day?

The kids are back in class and everyone has finally settled into the rhythm of the academic calendar. Hopefully that means you’re ready for one of the most important rituals in Michigan education: Count Day. Twice a year, once in October and once in February, you take...

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Hot and Trending EdTech Topics: Our Week at ISTE

Last week our team headed to Chicago for R&D on hot and trending edtech at the ISTE Conference & Expo. The ISTE Conference & Expo is the most recognized, prominent education technology event in the world and each year it draws thousands of...

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Experiment, learn alongside innovators at WLCSD

Looking for great technology PD run by local educators during the back-to-school window? On Thursday, August 23rd Walled Lake Consolidated School District will open its doors for yet another home-grown conference featuring sessions run by and...

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What Does an IT Company Do

To some people the world of information technology is a big mystery, so we're here to help shed a little light on what companies like us actually do. Hope you enjoy! IT Companies Provide Data Management Information Technology companies like Macro Connect provide a...

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How Students Can Excel with STEAM in the Summer

With a few months without school, it’s important to keep kids moving, engaged, and continually learning. There’s no better time than the summer to integrate STEAM concepts into playtime. Outside of the classroom environment, learning can be disguised as pressure-free...

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What’s On the Agenda at ISTE?

In a few weeks our team will make the trek to Chicago for a dedicated R&D sabbatical on emerging practices and innovation in edtech. As part of our commitment to keeping our schools' IT and Data practices ahead of the curve, we regularly head to (and often present...

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Common IT Questions Answered

The world of information technology can be a scary one if you aren't up to date on all of your tech talk, so the guys and I here at Macro Connect decided it would be a good idea to address our customers and the readers of our blog about some of the most common...

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10 Questions to ask yourself about your PowerSchool Strategy

PowerSchool is currently the most popular education technology platform in K-12 schools across the world. Serving 32 million students, 66 million parents, and 100 million users, PowerSchool offers a unified classroom experience by providing in-class online solutions...

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Features of PowerTeacher Pro Reporting

Through the test of time, technology has empowered us to solve a lot of the issues we experience on a daily basis. PowerSchool has brought this phenomenon to the world of education. The effective use of technology in the classroom has been proven to boost student...

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Small Giants Visit Macro Connect

Turning an Idea Into a Dream The Small Giants Community was nothing but an idea back in 2006 when founder Paul Spiegelman read the book Small Giantsby Bo Burlingham. Spiegelman resonated with the leaders he read about and decided to reach out to Burlingham, beginning...

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How PowerSchool Supports The Needs of Educators

K-12 schools around the country are beginning to recognize the value in IT services used for educational purposes. Technology has become such a large part of our everyday lives that it only makes sense to utilize it’s many functionalities to teach and learn. Some...

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How Outsourcing IT Services Hurts Local Businesses

If you own a business you already know how tempting it can be to outsource work overseas for the sake of cost. However, have you stopped to think about what you are doing to your local economy? Small businesses in Detroit, and all across of America are struggling to...

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