Grade Books

A grade book is an electronic tool or a grade book can also be a piece of paper that allows the teacher to deal with the grades of the students. A grade book allows the teacher to enter several grading rubrics using different performance criteria.

The designing of grade books consists of several steps. These are first planned by educationists, proofread and approved and, finally, printed by publishers. This process has to be carried out carefully since grade books perform the important role of providing education to the young generation.

There are two different types of grade books. Here is a brief description of each one of these types.

 Paper-based Books

The most common medium of instruction all over the world is paper-based grade books. These books have been educating millions and millions of students before other modern means were developed.

There are many advantages of this type of grade book. Nothing beats an old-fashioned paper-based book. It is simple to use and is more engaging for young minds. It also keeps them away from harmful digital gadgets that can have a negative impact on their eyesight. Moreover, paper-based grade books can easily be passed on from one user to another.

However, there are also a few disadvantages of this format for grade books. If there is a printing error, the whole batch has to be discarded. Similarly, old editions become obsolete and it can be costly for users to purchase new updates every time.

Moreover, the design and printing process for these books is also a time-consuming process.

Online Books

As technology has advanced drastically, online books have become a popular option. Today, more people have access to the Internet. Almost everyone owns gadgets like smartphones and tablets to be able to utilize online grade books.

The biggest advantage of these books is that students do not have to carry a whole load of physical books. Moreover, the younger generation is more interested in using Internet resources for the purpose of education. These can be more interactive and keep children engaged. On the other hand, traditional paper-based books may be considered boring by a large number of students.

Another useful benefit of online grade books is that they are easier to correct in case of any errors. New upgrades can also be introduced easily without making the users buy an entirely new book. Moreover, while paper-based physical books take up a lot of space, online grade books only exist on either cloud storage or phone storage.

However, these books always come with the big disadvantage of being harmful to the eye-sight. Increased usage of gadgets also has other negative impacts on health. Plus, it causes young kids to become addicted to gadgets more easily.

In conclusion, both types of grade books carry significance with their own set of advantages. It is prudent to make use of technology in order to get rid of clutter and old-fashioned ways. However, it is also important to be careful about all the harmful potential effects of technology and gadgets.

In order to avoid these disadvantages, it may be wise to create a balance. Students can have some of their grade books in the form of paper-based books while some subjects can be covered by digital grade books.

Teacher’s Grade Book [based on points]

Teacher grade book based on points

File Size: 51 KB -Excel (.xls) 2007/10/16

Teacher’s Grade Book [based on averages]

Teacher grade book based on averages

File Size: 51 KB -Excel (.xls) 2007/10/16

Teacher’s Grade Book [based on percentages]

Teacher grade book based on percentages

File Size: 51 KB -Excel (.xls) 2007/10/16

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