Back to school this week...the beginning of a new term, with new classes and new students.
However, the grades for first semester are. due. tomorrow.
It seems that every time Lucy and I are correcting and calculating grades,
my old-fashioned red gradebook makes the picture...
...and I usually get one...or maybe three comments about how I am still using one.
You must let me explain...
We are not that backwards in South Dakota,
(despite the fact that we are 51st in the nation for teacher pay).
I do still use my red grade book
- to take attendance when we attend an assembly in the arena or a class meeting in the theatre.
- to record scores when I correct papers while traveling in the car.
- to organize the students scores by section, in alphabetical order, to make it easier and faster to enter them into my electronic gradebook.
Would you like to see what else we are using?
This is how we take attendance.
(See the P=present; A=absent; T=tardy)
This is how teachers enter assignments into the Lesson Planner.
This screen shows how we enter the scores for each student, for each assignment.
I cropped out their names for confidentiality reasons, and to preserve their dignity.
Do you notice that not everyone is passing our "Fitness for Life" class.
This could be a serious problem for them someday.
Teachers and parents have access to their student's records here on this screen.
Pretty nice, right?
Anyway...a teacher's work is never done.
One just needs to decide when to stop!
Have a wonderful Wednesday evening.