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Tech in the Classroom:  GradeKeeper

What is it?  GradeKeeper is a school management system that allows users to keep track of grades, seating charts, progress reports and more. It’s intended as a cost-effective way for teachers, schools and districts to manage grading in an easy online forum that can be accessed from school and home.

How does it work?  GradeKeeper allows users to set up classes and track attendance, assignments, grades, progress and more. Users input data (and yes, some duplicate data—such as class rosters for teachers who teach multiple subjects to the same students—can be inputted once and used in several places).

How hard is it to use?  Users report that GradeKeeper is easy to use and set up each year, trimester or semester. The system has an intuitive interface that’s accessible to computer users at any level of competence.

How well does it work?  It’s powerful for grading, allowing teachers to excuse kids from assignments, enter grades in a variety of ways (letter, percent, etc.), drop lowest scores and even curve an assignment’s grading.

How do I use it in the classroom?  Use GradeKeeper to manage student grades as well as attendance and other classroom data.

Related resources

Learn about another school management software product, RenWeb.

Read about other products featured in the Tech in the Classroom series.

Tech in the Classroom is a recurring feature that examines widely available technology, software and gadgets and how they might be used in a school setting.

 

Article by Sarah W. Caron, EducationWorld Social Media Editor
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