My district is implementing a new Student Information System (SIS) and is requiring that all office staff and administrators attend training. I understand why the office managers and clerks need this training, but why do I need to go? With all the demands on administrators' time, it's tempting to avoid any
HP SchoolCloud provides students and teachers 24/7, anywhere access to all their school applications and data. It also allows IT professionals to manage their resources more efficiently by maintaining applications and data on servers rather than on individual computers. HP SchoolCloud solution combines infrastructure; software; and on-site, instructor-led professional development for teachers. It is a scalable solution that lets schools manage from 200 students up to 200,000 students all from a central location.Price: Contact company for pricing. Category: data management
allows administrators to transfer student-information-system (SIS) data to a handheld device. Because data can be accessed from a handheld immediately, the information may be used for everyday discipline, student-conduct incidents and histories, emergency preparedness, and security. Each user is issued his or her own passkey, and data can be synchronized as often as needed.PROS: The Principalm+ transfers information without using a third-party server. The software transfers data to most handhelds, including smartphones, BlackBerry smartphones, and PDAs, and soon to Apple iPhones. Users can add customizable fields. The data-download sets can be customized, such as downloading just phone numbers and health information for a teacher going on a field trip.CONS: None.OVERALL EVALUATION: One of the biggest problems administrators have is that all the student data we collect are never where we need them when we need them. Principalm+ solves this problem. Administrators can use Principalm+ to check the discipline record of a student at the site of an incident rather than having to wait until they get back to the office. They can look up a locker combination on the spot, or even a parent’s phone number. This type of application is long overdue.www.discoverysoftware.comRetail price: Based on per-student, per-module model.
The AutoRoster application allows districts to easily link educators to student information within their TestWiz system. The software satisfies the specific need for moving correct student roster information from a student information system into TestWiz. Once set up, the process runs automatically on a prearranged schedule to ensure that data are as accurate as possible. AutoRoster can work with other software programs as well. TestWiz processes, scans, scores, and reports on all student assessment data in one system. The system allows users all the way down to the classroom level to view, sort, and filter results from national, state, local, and standardized assessments.Price: Contact company for pricing. Category: assessment