Products improving education access
- By Heather Harreld
- Sep 04, 2000
Some Web-enabled communications tools for education include:
* ThinkWave Inc.'s Educator (www.thinkwave.com) Free online gradebook that is used with the company's Web site to enable teachers to communicate
with parents and students.
* Excelsior Software Inc.'s Pinnacle System (www.gradebook.com)
An electronic gradebook for teachers that includes a front end to link with
a school's existing legacy systems so that teachers can avoid entering grades
and attendance information twice.
* Parlant Inc.'s ParentLink (www.parlant.com) Suite provides Internet and phone access to homework information, attendance records and announcements
from the school. The system automatically calls parents, or they can call
the system, enter a phone number and listen to messages left for them by
teachers or other school officials.
* Chancery Software Ltd.'s K12Planet.com (www.chancery.com) Teachers can enter data on grades and attendance via an online gradebook. Parents and
students can then access data via the K12Planet.com portal.