ThinkWave Educator 3.0 has an intutive, easy-to-use, interface that can be learned quickly. Multiple classes can be maintained in a single gradebook. There is no need to click multiple times to access different classes.
Teachers can use an all-points grading system or a flexible grading system that can include points, letter grades, check, check plus, and any other custom grading scheme. Teachers can use assignment type weighting, for example making Tests 30%, Homework 40%, Projects 15% and Participation 15%. Teachers can also create their own assignment types.
ThinkWave Educator 3.0 includes powerful report generating capabilities. Reports are generated as professionally-formatted, ready-to-print, .pdf documents (not as .html pages found in some gradebooks.) Reports can be customized with an image logo and header, as well as with multiple other customization options.
Go green! Save on paper and toner cartidges. ThinkWave Educator 3.0 provides the functionality of a learning management system with the ability to upload homework and handouts online. Uploaded files can be up to 25MB each. Supported file formats include almost any file type. 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 Educator 3.0 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 Educator 3.0 improves communication with students and families. Individual, password-protected accounts let students and parents view classroom information. The 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 Educator 3.0 displays information automatically, without any additional action by teachers.
ThinkWave includes blogging software. Blog posts and announcements can be directed to all students and parents, particular groups of students, or specific classes. Multiple files can be uploaded and associated with blog posts.
ThinkWave Educator 3.0 is completely web based. This means there is no software to install. Teachers can access data from school or home. ThinkWave 3.0 can be used with any modern web browser including Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari. It can be used on PC, MAC, Linux and iPad.