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Re: EdLine, anyone?

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sharon_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Sat Nov 20 2004 - 07:46:33 PST


<<Insights? Opinions? Advice?>>

Our school is in the early stages of an affiliation with EdLine, so I don't
have a whole lot of insights or advice to offer.

We're using the software for grade recording and attendance and I have a
mixed review about that. Some of our teachers are very pleased with it and
use the software for all of their grading--no longer using hardcopy
gradebooks--but it's not practical for me because of the mixed level classes
that I have. While I teach 5 periods a day, I really teach 9 classes per
day and it would be too cumbersome to set up 9 separate gradebooks with the
software. I'm required to use it for attendance, and that's been okay, and
we're also required to use it for the recording of grades (at the end of
each grading period) and for writing comments. It's been okay for that,
too, but so far no one at the school has pushed for this to be available
online.

SUPPOSEDLY our website will be hosted by EdLine. This transition was
supposed to happen in July 2004, then mid-October and then the end of
October. Hasn't happened yet and despite the fact that my responsibility
for our school's website was supposed to end in July, then mid-October and
then the end of October (and is not written in my contract this year!) I'm
still waiting.....sigh....

I'd be interested, too, in learning how others are using all of the things
that EdLine offers.

Sharon
www.art-rageous.net
www.cafepress.com/artrageous

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