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ThinkWave Administrator is web-based school admin software that collects grades and comments from teachers online. Online collection of grades and comments makes it easy to produce consolidated student report cards and school transcripts. Data from multiple teachers is automatically combined to generate a full report card for every student. Report cards can be customized with a school logo, address and custom text. Report cards can be emailed automatically to students and parents, thereby saving printing costs. Report cards can include custom fields such as citizenship, awards, or any data type your school requires. Classes can have multiple final grades. For example, an elementary Math class can have an overall grade and additional marks for "Spatial Thinking" and "Problem Solving". Transcripts contain results from all the years a students has been enrolled. A roll-backward function lets schools record previous years' historical data to produce complete graduate transcript reports.
Final grades are instantly available to administrators, students and parents. Teachers and administrators can assign grade overrides and write comments as long as 5,000 characters. GPA and Credits are automatically calculated. Subterm (quarter) grades can be combined into Term (semester) grades. Administrators can define multiple final grade scales to use with different courses. Elementary classes can use an elementary scale, high school classes can use a standard letter scale, and other classes can be graded with a percent score.
Attendance marks and comments are instantly shared between administrators and teachers. The administrator can verify and change attendance marks if necessary. Attendance types can be customized and can be recorded on a daily or period-by-period basis. Flexible scheduling handles standard schedules, cyclical (A/B) scheduling, and weekly (M,T,W,Th,F) schedules. Average daily attendance (ADA) and average daily membership (ADM) values can be calculated according to: a) the number of periods, b) percent of periods, or c) minutes a student is present (or absent) in the day.
Go green! Save on paper and toner cartidges. ThinkWave includes the ability to upload homework and handouts online. Uploaded files can be up to 25MB each. Most file formats are supported, for example: .pdf, .doc, picture files, movie files and others. Homework is available for students and parents to download online. The upload function can also be used to organize your handouts in one place. No need to email files between home and school - handouts and lesson plans are available online from any computer.
ThinkWave offers the powerful ability to collect homework from students online. Students upload their homework files with an easy-to-use upload function. Files are immediately available to the teacher in the gradebook. Uploaded files are organized for the teacher by assignment and date.
ThinkWave school administrative software includes a web-based gradebook for teachers. Gradebooks can be accessed from home or school without installing software. Student names and courses are automatically populated into the gradebook. Teachers can use an all-points grading system or flexible grading options that can combine points, letter grades, pass, check, and any other custom grading scale. Teachers can create their own assignment types and use assignment type weighting, for example making Tests 30%, Homework 40%, Projects 15% and Participation 15%. Scores are instantly calculated when marks are recorded. If a class is re-assigned from one teacher to another, an automatic function allows the gradebook, including all assignments and attendance, to be transferred to the new teacher. Assignments and handouts can be copied from previous terms automatically, thereby saving setup time for classes taught every year.
ThinkWave school management system improves communication with students and families with a parent internet viewer. Individual password-protected accounts let students and parents view classroom information. Detailed, day-to-day summary of student progress includes overall results, graded assignments and upcoming assignments. Usage of Grades Online correlates with improved student achievement by improving organization and allowing for early intervention. ThinkWave displays information automatically, without any additional action by teachers or administrators.
ThinkWave includes blogging capability for both administrators and teachers. Blog posts and announcements can be directed to all students and parents, particular groups of students or specific classes. Files can be uploaded with blog posts.
ThinkWave 3.0 is completely web based. This means there is no software to install and no servers to purchase and maintain, saving thousands in IT and personnel costs. Often a single non-IT person deploys our solution schoolwide -- adding in administrators, teachers, students and parents. Deployment is done by emailing access codes to teachers, students and parents, who simply log in with a web browser. The layout of the software interface is logical, and multiple videos help with setup. ThinkWave is hosted on a cloud-computing platform with multiple computers at secure hosting facilities across the US. This allows for responsive software with reliable up-time. Grades, attendance marks and custom fields can be exported at any time in .csv format. ThinkWave 3.0 can be used with any modern web browser, including Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari running on PC, MAC and Linux, iPad, Android, and more.
Pricing is based on the number of students in a school and charged by monthly or yearly subscription. We do not have setup fees or other hidden fees. There are no cancellation fees. There are no long-term contracts. We have a free, 30-day trial to get comfortable with our software during which time all features are available and data is maintained if you choose to purchase. The return on investment appears quickly in saved hours of administrative time from automatically compiled report cards, transcripts and attendance reports. Grades are instantly calculated for teachers, saving additional hours every marking period. ThinkWave keeps students and parents in the loop, making for more effective teaching and discipline. ThinkWave provides smaller schools with advanced features previously accessible only to large schools and districts. These advanced features make even the smallest school stand out.