Student Information Systems
Connecticut District Teachers Get Chromebook Access to SIS
in the East
Haven Public School District in Connecticut now have access to the district's student information
(SIS) via their Chromebooks.
nearly 300 teachers in the district use
Pearson's PowerSchool gradebook, which is Java-based and consequently
compatible with Chromebooks. Previously, most teachers accessed their
gradebooks via PCs and Macs.
year, we reached a tipping point where
teachers abandoned the use of desktop machines," said District
Director Randel Osborne. "When I walk the hallways, I see Chromebooks
hands of teachers all over the district. AccessNow gives teachers the
versatility to manage their classes more effectively."
as they have transitioned to
Chromebooks, the district has employed Ericom
Software's AccessNow software to
allow them to access the gradebooks via a browser-based application.
AccessNow, teachers can remotely access their PowerSchool Gradebook and
grades and other information via Windows' Java-based applications and
from browsers that include Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and
Software representatives noted that, because
AccessNow is browser-based, there is no installation or maintenance
meaning no time or resources are required of the district's IT staff.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.