the end of the grading period and you are NOT up all night
averaging grades by hand. Imagine a grade book that is easy
to keep, and that does the averaging of grades automatically.
This grade book will keep a running average so that any time
during the grading period you can give both students and parents
feedback about how each student is doing in your class.
High School will be implementing a new student database within
the next semester. This database is compatible with Microsoft
Office products. All Birdville Teachers will be asked to keep
an electronic gradebook in Microsoft Excel.
me," you say. "I don't do computers. The paper grade book
as served me well for years. I can't, I won't change." You
are not alone. Millions of teachers have been dragged into the electronic
age kicking and screaming.
tutorial is on the school web site so you can revisit all you want
and need to in order to feel comfortable with our new electronic
grade book. Next semester ALL Birdville High School teachers will
be required to keep your gradebooks in Excel so that data can be
imported into our new student database. We will learn this together,
and we will all support each other as we learn.
keep this process simple, the school secretary will match student
names with their social security numbers. This will assure the security
of the system and students' privacy.
is not easy, but once this change has been implemented we will evaluate
its success, and make any necessary adjustments.
begin this tutorial click on the Overview
button in the menu on the left. When you are finished with each
step in a lesson use the menu bar to go to the next step in the
lesson. When you complete all the steps in a lesson, use the menu
bar to go to the next lesson.