Tech Tools - Management
Common Goal’s TeacherEase aids school administrators in managing and monitoring the gamut of what an elementary or secondary school does, so that teachers and administrators can concentrate on students and learning. It integrates curriculum,
standards, lesson plans, grades, and report cards into one interface. A free trial of the program is available. www.schoolinsight.com; 630-592-4200
From schedules to online applications, PCR Educator aims at nothing short of putting every part of a modern school’s operations online. There are web-based segments for admissions, scheduling, development, and registration, as well as a module for summer programs. www.pcreducator.com; 301-947-7380
Rather than struggling with separate programs for managing all the things a school does, RenWeb integrates the needs of the class, office, and home into one interface. The software can handle everything from grades and attendance to medical records and student information in one database and provides access to administrators and teachers based on need. www.renweb.com; 866-800-6593
STAFF AND FACILITIES
With modules for creating work orders, scheduling preventive maintenance, and the ability to track a school’s assets, SchoolDude makes better use of a custodial staff and also cuts expenses by controlling every aspect of maintenance. The software can alert administrators to neglected items and even send wireless messages to maintenance workers to better manage limited resources. www.schooldude.com; 877-868-3833
With HealthMaster’s HealthOffice 5.2, the school nurse can stop worrying about immunizations and health records and concentrate on the well-being of students. The software helps build care plans, documents every visit to the nurse’s office, and adds to the school’s bottom line by identifying those services that insurance or Medicaid can cover.
By using eLunchroom, schools can turn the cafeteria from a loss leader into a moneymaker by tracking all student purchases and ease working with the federal school lunch program. Capable of generating a variety of reports, the software works with cash registers and shows which meals are selling well and which are being joked about.