ThinkWave Administrator is web-based school admin software that automatically collects grades, comments and attendance from teachers, making it easy to produce consolidated student report cards and transcripts. Data from multiple sources is automatically combined to generate reports that can be printed or emailed to students and parents. Report cards can be fully customized using standard data blocks, as well as custom fields such as citizenship, awards, test scores, or any other data type a school requires. Classes can have multiple final grades. For example, an elementary Math class can have an overall grade and additional marks for standards such as "Spatial Thinking" and "Problem Solving". Transcripts contain results from all the years in a students academic history. A transfer history feature even lets schools record previous years' historical data to produce consolidated 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, and can even be configured with custom calculations. Subterm (quarter) grades can be combined into Term (semester) grades. Administrators can define multiple final-grade scales to use with different courses. Multiple grade scales can be combined in one school: elementary classes can use a elementary marks, high school classes can use standard letter grades, and other classes can be graded with percents.
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 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 customizable calculations, such as the number of periods, percent of periods, or minutes a student is present (or absent) in the day.
ThinkWave helps your school save paper and toner by teachers to upload homework and handouts online. Uploaded files can be up to 25MB each and 100 GB online storage is included. More is available if needed. Many file formats are supported including .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 handouts in one place. No need to email files between home and school - everything is 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 that can be accessed from home or school without installing software. Student names, courses and enrollment are automatically populated into the gradebook. Teachers can use an all-points grading system or flexible grading options that combine points, letter grades, pass-fail, check, and custom grading scales. 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, saving setup time for classes taught on a regular basis.
ThinkWave school management system improves communication by providing individual password-protected accounts for students and parents to access classroom information. Detailed, day-to-day summary of student progress includes overall results, graded assignments and upcoming assignments. Grades Online can provide 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 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 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. A single non-IT person can deploy our solution schoolwide by simply 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 interface is intuitive and multiple videos help to get started. ThinkWave is hosted on a cloud-computing platform with multiple computers at secure hosting facilities across the US, providing responsive software with reliable up-time. Grades, attendance marks and custom fields can be exported at any time in .csv format. ThinkWave can be used with any modern web browser, including Chrome, 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. There are no long-term contracts, setup fees, cancellation fees, or other hidden fees. A free 30-day trial lets schools get started with the software. All features are available and data is maintained. Return on investment appears quickly with saved administrative time.