A cloud based school management software.
ThinkWave is a cloud-based school management software that provides administration functionality such as report cards, transcripts, online portals, and more. ThinkWave is easy to afford as it’s priced based on the number of teachers using it and will become more affordable per teacher as you add more users.
ThinkWave provides a free gradebook program for solo teachers. This includes a flexible grading method, custom reports, and the ability to post grades online for students and parents.
The free version of the gradebook does include ads. An ad-free version (their Premium Gradebook) is available for $49.95/teacher/year. Price discounts exist for the more teachers that require access.
We used to record everything by hand or with manual spreadsheets. Semester grades could take two weeks to compile and submit to students. Now it only takes a few minutes once grades are completed online. This has freed up hours for staff to focus on students rather than paperwork. This includes transcripts, schedules, attendance, and more.
We’ve been able to consolidate dozens of spreadsheets and tasks into one central location. It’s streamlined our workflow around student scheduling and student records. It’s brought grades, assignments, attendance and other records into one location. Student feedback is instant and we can generate progress reports and track missing assignments.