Grade Connect was designed by teachers. Teachers who, from experience, know what you wantwhat you needto make life as a teacher so much easier and enjoyable.
A real timesaver
Grade Connect takes the sting out of the tedious and time-consuming activities that seem to bog down your day. With a little investment of time in the beginning of the school year, you'll save a fantastic amount of time for the rest of the year.
The online gradebook allows you to post grades daily and keep students continuously informed about their academic standing, so there are less questions. It will automatically calculate quarter grades. Why hasn't someone thought of this sooner?
You can post homework and project assignments along with due datesthe students' personal calendar feature constantly reminds them of upcoming deadlines.
Post announcementslet your students know when the next test is coming. Send progress reports or even failure warnings with a click of the mouse. Email a single student or automatically send a mass email to an entire class, all in one step.
"It's a valuable time saver," says teacher Charlie Gallagher. "I estimate I have saved hours each and every day I've used Grade Connect."
Charlie was so impressed with Grade Connect, he joined the team. He's now our public relations manager.
Let's forget about making your day easier just for a moment. Grade Connect is just plain good for the kids...and their parents!
Tom, a teacher always inundated with calls from curious parents, usually wound up closing the night at parent/teacher night, often remaining as late as 10:30 p.m. That's completely changed since he started using Grade Connect. The communication tools on the site excel at keeping the parent informed of the student's progress. Tom now leaves parent/teacher night much earlier than he used to.
Easy to use
The site is extremely friendly. If you know how to use a web browser, then you'll have no problem utilizing Grade Connect. You don't have to enter all your students into the systemthey do that themselves.
It's quick to start.
"I have my entire course designed and ready after setting it up for the first time," said Ray Anger, one of the teachers responsible for testing Grade Connect. "Each year I simply update, modify, or fine tune the information needed by my students. They are now in tune with their overall standing in a faster manner. Grade Connect is the future of education, any school without it will soon be looking for a system just like it."
Elaine, a 25-year veteran teacher in the Philadelphia school system, was initially nervous and apprehensive about using Grade Connect. After a demonstration, she went home and experimented with the site. She returned the next day and reported that she had figured it out in only five minutes! Elaine commented on how easy and intuitive the site is. Today, Elaine lives by Grade Connect.
The elementary school teacher is often at a loss to find a course management system which they can use. Though Grade Connect was designed for middle and high school teachers, it is easily adapted to the elementary school. Click here to learn more!
Teacher Account features:
Post Course Description
The course description will always be available to student and parent.
You can post up-to-the-day grades for all students. This keeps the student (and parent) continuously informed on the student's current standing. You will have fewer inquiries concerning grades. Grade Connect will also automatically calculate quarter grades for you.
3 Grading methods - New!
Teachers can use Grade Connect to calculate quarter grades using one of three available grading methods designed to match a variety of grading styles.
You can post homework assignments, projects, etc. along with their due dates. The students' automatic calendar features constantly reminds them of upcoming deadlines as soon as they log in. Students can get their homework even while absent! Parents, if they wish, can always see when their children have homework.
Remind your students of all upcoming events such as tests as soon as they log in. You can post any kind of announcement and attach it to either a single course or all of them.
Generate Progress Reports (and failure warnings)
Automatically generate reports on specific students or the whole class. It will generate Acrobat PDF files suitable for printing and distributing.
Automated multiple emails
Quick and easy access to student's emails and their parent's emails. You can select a single student, all students in a course, or all of your students in all of your courses!
Provide students with links to websites valuable to your course.
Text Books status
Keep track of the numbers and condition of each student's textbook. Details such as title, book condition and replacement cost are included.
Entering students into your course is not required. Students enter their own information after you set up the course.