Stoughton schools experimenting with iPad apps for grading and assignments
Education at Stoughton High School and Robert G. O'Donnell Middle School is now on the go with apps that allow teachers and parents to update and check grades, assignments and more.
The apps are available through PowerSchool, the software the high school and middle school use to store and update student information. The apps are available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
"It's the future of education," said Russ Clough, the technology trainer at the middle school.
Clough said a dozen teachers at the middle school are in an iPad pilot program to test the use of the app PowerTeacher in school.
PowerTeacher allows teachers to take attendance, update grades and assignments and make observations about students anywhere from the classroom to field trips.
Clough meets with the teachers in the program to talk about problems with the app, what they like about it and how the app can be used in the school curriculum.
Clough said he believes these apps will make paper report cards obsolete.
"In the past, four times a year parents would know how their kids were doing with report cards," he said. Now, he said, parents know their children's grades as soon as their teacher uploads it.
Lawrence Gray, the administrator of education technology for the school district, said the parent app is a way for parents to get involved in their children's education.
"A lot of parents are looking at student information," he said.
PowerSchool for Parents gives parents access to school announcements, teacher's comments, and their children's attendance and grades.
Gray said by having access to their children's information, parents can ask more direct questions to teachers and have a better understanding of how their children are doing.
"Getting parents involved is an important piece of education," he said.
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