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ThinkWave Educator

Free Gradebook | School Management Software | Grades Online

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ThinkWave Educator Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

ThinkWave Educator product overview

What is ThinkWave Educator?

ThinkWave Educator 3.0 has an intutive, easy-to-use, interface that can be learned quickly. Multiple classes can be maintained in a single gradebook. There is no need to click multiple times to access different classes.

Key benefits of using ThinkWave Educator

Cloud-based School Administration Software
Automatic report cards and transcripts. Fast to deploy. Uniquely easy-to-use.

» For public, private and international schools including elementary, secondary, vocational, trade, and college.
» Print and email report cards and transcripts automatically.
» Integrated gradebooks for all teachers.
» Grades online for students and parents.
» Real-time access to schoolwide grades and attendance for staff.
» Upload handouts online. Collect homework online.
» School and classroom blogs with file upload.


Free Online Gradebook

» An intuitive interface makes it easy for teachers to get started.
» Flexible grading: letter, percentage, points and custom grades.
» Powerful .pdf reports include student summary, attendance and gradebook.
» Upload handouts online. Collect homework from students online.
» Classroom blog with file upload.
» Grades Online for students and parents.
» Use on MAC, PC or iPad using IE, Firefox, Chrome or Safari.
» For multiple teachers see our multiple-teacher plans or school management software.
» Free, ad-supported or premium versions. Compare.
» Browse a demo.
Flexible grading engine. Powerful reporting. Access for students and parents.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Phone Support
FAQs/Forum

Training options

Documentation
Webinars

ThinkWave Educator pricing information

Value for money

4.4

/5

14

Starting from

$

14

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Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

Value for money contenders

brightwheel
Value for money
#1
LifeCubby
Value for money
#2
Gradelink
Value for money
#3
ThinkWave Educator
Value for money
#4

ThinkWave Educator features

Functionality

4.6

/5

14
Total Features19 3 categories

Most valued features by users

Reporting/Analytics
Progress Reports
Attendance Tracking
Parent Portal
Class Scheduling
Special Education
Parent/Student Portal
Student Information/Records

Functionality contenders

brightwheel
Functionality
#1
LifeCubby
Functionality
#2
Gradelink
Functionality
#3
ThinkWave Educator
Functionality
#4

ThinkWave Educator users reviews

Overall rating

4.2

/5

14

Positive reviews

86%

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.27/10
Rating distribution

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Pros
Thinkwave has been an outstanding addition to our summer program. Never before has communication with students and teacher been more seamless and effortless the with Thinkwave.

DH

Donnie H.

Being able to show my students exactly what they need to do to pull them up to their desired grade is fantastic.

George C.

This software allows access to grades by teachers, admins, parents, and students alike. It makes keeping track of grades easy and hassle free, so inquiries about them can be answered swiftly.

Aquirra RoEve L.

Cons
Missing discounts the grade from the averaging entirely but makes you aware it is missing, and excused does the same.

George C.

Doing this for 10, 20, 30, 40 and 45 is rather obnoxious and takes up a lot of room in the drop down menu. The same goes when you try and make a check grade.

George C.

It needs improvements in the grade systems ASAP. Unfortunately, technical support is too poor.

BM

Benito M.

Overall rating contenders

brightwheel
Overall rating
#1
ThinkWave Educator
Overall rating
#2
LifeCubby
Overall rating
#3
Gradelink
Overall rating
#4
Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Thinkwave Gradebook Pros and Cons

Reviewed 2 years ago

My overall experience with thinkwave has been a very fun adventure

Pros

What I Loved about thinkwave was being able to organize all your assignments, Being able to create more than just ONE class I taught and I am teaching 5 different subjects and I've had a blasted unlike other gradebooks I'm able to show my students exactly were they are at grade wise I am able to show them EXACTLY what had caused them to drop from a 98 to a 65 in just seconds so Think wave can be very helpful to not just students but families as well.

Cons

All in all although thinkwave is great I questioned why it doesn't have its own discipline system because I mean personal experience I don't have time to stop a mini lesson to go through desk drawers and folders just to fill out a discipline referral Form. When if thinkwave were to have it I can A still teach and B it's not as difficult All i have to do is full it out on the grade book it self one last thing I really wish thinkwave allowed teachers to submit grades.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Some quirks but over all time saver

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Being able to show my students exactly what they need to do to pull them up to their desired grade is fantastic. Knowing instantly what a student's work has done for them and showing the student is a great motivator. Showing parents who complain about their student's grades is great too, there's no ambiguity, the numbers are there. The weighting and bonus grades allow some flexibility to reward students who make that extra effort.

Cons

The custom grade scale is an absolute nightmare. My board (and indeed education ministry) uses Levels, not letter grades. 1-, 1, 1+ etc. Because Thinkwave takes the average of the gap between the minimum grade needed to achieve a level and the minimum of the next one, to get a fair number takes a lot of math work, which hurts this English teacher's brain. Example. 3+ should be worth about 77.5....

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I didnt prefer the product, it seemed very limited.

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Acoounts were very easy to set up and begin using. Data also seemed easy to input. It had a free option.

Cons

It didnt have a very detailed format amd when printing a report alot of space was wasted by extra spacing.

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great Product and Amazing Service.

Reviewed 3 years ago

Never before has it been easier for students to know their grades and how they are performing in the class more so then it is now. Thinkwave makes it exceptionally easy for students to see what assignments they are missing, how they are performing, and their overall grade in the class.

Pros

Thinkwave also makes it very easy for us to lay out our 18-week course, which we separate into three six week course effortlessly.

Cons

Students have instant access to how they are doing in class. They have very professional customer service as well. Any questions we had were answered promptly; which was most appreciated.

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Enhanced Our Ability To Communicate

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Thinkwave has been an outstanding addition to our summer program. Never before has communication with students and teacher been more seamless and effortless the with Thinkwave. Thinkwave improved enhanced our educational system in some ways. Such as: Thinkwave made it easy for parents and students to have access to how their kids were doing Students were able to monitor their assignment and grades There is a much smoother level of communication Student information is held for years

Cons

If you are looking for software that will improve your teaching experience and make it more transparent for teachers, students and parents then this is a program worth using.

ThinkWave Educator FAQs and common questions

ThinkWave Educator has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $14.00/year
Pricing model: Free, Subscription
Free Trial: Available


ThinkWave Educator has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Mid Size Business, Public Administrations, Small Business


ThinkWave Educator supports the following languages:
English


No, ThinkWave Educator does not have an API available.


ThinkWave Educator offers the following support options:
Phone Support, FAQs/Forum

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