Gradekeeper makes dealing with grades easy!
Thousands of teachers use Gradekeeper to manage their grades. Now you can use Gradekeeper on your iPad.
With Gradekeeper for iPad, you can:
- Create new classes right on your iPad
- Open existing classes from your Dropbox
- Copy existing classes to your iPad using iTunes file sharing
- Import student rosters from a text or csv file
- Email or print individual student progress reports
- Add new assignments and scores
- Take attendance
- Take attendance using the seating chart
- Assign seats or make a new seating chart
- Set up your school year to use semesters, trimesters, quarters, or six terms
- Set up assignment categories and weights
- Compute grades using total points or category weights
- Set up your own letter grades and percents
If you have questions, you can email me by tapping About when in the classes view and then tapping the email button. Your feedback will help make Gradekeeper better!
Fixed a problem causing an error message when an email address with upper case letters was entered.
Ratings and Reviews
Save Your Money
I wanted a simple, easy-to-use gradebook and attendance record, like my old markbooks. The rave reviews and the online screenshots led me to believe that this was it. It isn't.
As other reviews have noted, the iPad app interface isn't at all easy or intuitive to use. I was expecting — hoping for — a spreadsheet-like template into which I could easily enter or import my student lists, then their attendance and their test grades. (This is what's shown on the developer's website, and it's not clear that it isn't available in the iPad version.) There may be a way to do this in the iPad app but not easily or obviously (and I'm pretty tech savvy). Moreover, the documentation is very sparse, really little more than a brief description. Apparently, if the reviews are to be believed, this is a great program — on the computer. However, the iPad app seems to lack many if not most of the functions and ease of use.
I'm sure the developer is well-meaning and hard-working, and one day this may be a great app. At present however, as another reviewer put it, it's not ready for prime time. Perhaps the developer could put out a demo version for the iPad before people spend their money on the real thing. I'm sorry, but it's definitely not worth $4.99 at this point. Save your money.
I love it!
I am currently a homeschooling mom, and we have been keeping our records in a beat-up old notebook. This is so much better and more professional. Wonderfully clean interface. It did take me a bit before I got settled in. The developer is very response too, I might add. And let me just say that I would have loved this app back when I was a college instructor. Back in those days I used a Palm Pilot. It seems so archaic now to say that, but the students loved it because I could give them their grades in real time while making my rounds from station to station. I have no doubt that they would have loved this even more.
I think the only thing left for this particular app, that I didn't mentioned to Daniel in email, is my need for a send to email button. But I am sure he is probably already working on something along those lines.
Excellent first showing
Like the previous reviewer, I'm offering five stars because this was completely unexpected (the developer said over and over, he'd never create an iPad version). But more than that, this first edition is quite usable. It does some new things interface-wise compared to other iPad programs, but I'm willing to give it a fair shake. The great news is that this early version is quite usable for basic grading tasks. It's not as full-featured as the Mac & Windows version of the program, but it doesn't necessarily need to be either. Files can be traded back and forth with a computer via USB cable and iTunes for use with the desktop version. This works quite well, but a quicker email option would be appreciated, too, since these grading files are relatively small, even when used with large classes.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.