ThinkWave Educator 3.0 has an intuitive, easy-to-use, interface that can be learned quickly. Multiple classes can be maintained in a single gradebook. There is no need to login multiple times to access different classes.
Teachers can use an all-points grading system or a flexible grading system that combines points, letter grades, check, check plus, and custom grades. Teachers can create their own assignment types and can use assignment type weighting, for example, making Tests 30%, Homework 40%, Projects 15% and Participation 15%.
ThinkWave Educator 3.0 includes powerful report generating capabilities. Reports are generated as professionally-formatted, ready-to-print, .pdf documents. Reports can be customized with a logo and header, and multiple other customization options.
Go green! Save on paper and toner cartridges. 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 and the Premium gradebook includes 100 GB online storage. 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 Educator 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 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 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 is completely cloud based. This means there is no software to install. Teachers can access data from school or home. ThinkWave can be used with any modern web browser including Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari and Chrome. It can be used on PC, MAC, Linux, iOS and Android devices.
ThinkWave Educator is available as a free, adsupported version, or as a premium version for $49.95 per teacher / year.
ThinkWave Educator Basic is great for solo teachers who want a basic, free gradebook. ThinkWave Educator Premium is for teachers who want a full-featured gradebook with 100 GB online storage. ThinkWave Administrator is a schoolwide system that includes report cards and transcripts, as well as gradebooks for all teachers and student / parent access.
|ThinkWave EducatorFor solo teachers||ThinkWave AdministratorFor schools & districts|
|Free||Premium||School Software with Gradebooks|
|Teacher Gradebook(s)||YES||YES||YES (for all teachers)|
|Parent / Student Access||YES||YES||YES|
|Flexible Grading Options||YES||YES||YES|
|Advertising Supported||YES||No ads||No ads|
|Upload and Collect Assignments Online||25 MB storage||100 GB storage||100 GB storage|
|Secure Socket Layer encryption (SSL)||YES||YES|
|Schoolwide Report Cards||YES|
|Pricing||Free||$49.95 / year||SEE PRICING|