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 NEW POWERTEACHER WIKI SITE

NEW - The PowerTeacher Wiki can be found at http://www.mcslearn.com/wiki

 REPORT CARDS

NEW - Q. What is the process for completing Quarter and Semester Report Cards?

A. Follow the directions here Q1reports.pdf

 PROGRESS REPORTS

 VIEW DROPPED STUDENTS' GRADES

Directions on how to view AND EDIT dropped students grades.

 CLICK HERE

 COMMON GRADEBOOK ERRORS

WHEN YOU LAUNCH THE GRADEBOOK SOME ERRORS HAVE BEEN OCCURING:

JAVA ERROR - If you get some type of Java error then you need to email the Help Desk with your computer name so they can remote in and install it.

CERTIFICATE WINDOW - If it shows a certificate question, you need to click the box that says Do this Every time and then click Yes (or allow).

REMEMBER PASSWORD - Please do NOT use the remember password function of Internet Exporer.

 TEACHER WSS WEBSITES

New Teacher WSS Websites are available. For more information and to request yours, check out TEACHER WSS SITES.

 SEATING CHARTS

The new Seating Chart module is NOT for taking attendance. DIRECTIONS FOR SEATING CHART

NEW - MTG-based Seating Chart Instructions

 SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

If you are having issues logging in and you know that you are using the correct USER ID and PW and are logging into the correct server (K8 vs 9-12), there are two things to check:

  • Login Time Out - you may need to refresh or close and relaunch your browser. That often fixes the "Invalid User Name or Password." error.
  • Password Remember - If you clicked YES to the prompt for Windows to "Remember the password", it will prevent you from logging in. DO NOT CLICK REMEMBER THIS PASSWORD. If you have, you will need to clear out the stored password by following the steps on this page - CLICK HERE.

 K6 PowerTeacher Tips

Here is a flyer with the basic information needed by K6 teachers to:

  • Take Attendance
  • Do Lunch Counts
  • Lookup Student Information
  • Understand Student Icons

 POWERTEACHER PORTAL

How Can I Verify My PowerSource Training Attachment
by Gain, Jim
 6/29/2010 8:43 AM
 

 JAVA ERROR

We have been getting reports of Java errors when teachers launch the gradebook. When you report this could you please also check which version of Java your workstations has by going to http://java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml

 I AM SUPPOSSED TO DO WHAT?!?!?

ATTENDANCE and LUNCH COUNTS
7-12
All 7-12 teachers are required to take attendance using PowerTeacher starting the 2010/11 School year.
 
K6
At the K-6 level, teachers are also being asked to take attendance and use the Lunch Count feature in PowerTeacher. Please see the video Taking Attendance K6 to see how this is done. Printable directions can be found here.
 
GRADEBOOK - At the 7-12 level, teachers are required to use the PowerTeacher Gradebook as their electronic grade book system. This feature will be implemented in the 2011/12 school year at the K-6 level.
 
TRAINING - All teachers are required to complete the online training for PowerTeacher before the start of the 2010 school year. Please go to the PowerSource website to get more information about how to sign up for the online courses. The only course teachers need to complete is the POWERTEACHER GRADEBOOK course.
*This training is set up as any time, anywhere; stop-and-start distance learning. You can do the training anywhere that you have Internet access adn it can be stopped and started as your schedule allows.

 POWER.... What?!?!?

There have been many emails sent during the past month related to PowerSchool Premiere training.  Since everything starts with ‘Power’, it can be difficult to determine what it is we’re really referring to!

Hopefully these definitions help clarify the various components of PowerSchool Premiere.

POWERSOURCE - the online training resource that is available to all MCS staff to prepare for the transition to PowerSchool and PowerTeacher.

 

POWERSCHOOL - Student information system used by office staff, site administrators, registrars, counselors, district office users, etc.  Also referred to as PowerSchool Admin.

 

POWERTEACHER - Teacher portal for student information, taking attendance, entering lunch counts, and accessing the gradebook

 

 K-8 Grade Login

 

 9-12th Grade Login Link

login for high school

 Links

  PowerTeacher Video Tutorials
  PowerTeacher Introduction - 15 minutes
  Teacher Sandbox Login
  PowerSource Login Site
  Taking Attendance Video - K6
  POWERSOURCE - Request Courses
  POWERSOURCE - Returning Users
  POWERSOURCE - Using the Online Password Reminder Utility
  Importing Scores in PowerTeacher Gradebook
 
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