Some of you may already know how to do this, but I have had several teachers ask me how to access PowerSchool both on their mobile devices and at home. Since leaving the classroom I have not had to face the beast that can be PowerSchool but I know how nice it is to be able to put grades in at home. So, thanks to Daniel Brown at Wade Hampton we have a solution. Follow the steps below whether you are at school or at home to access PowerSchool:
Accessing at School on Mobile Devices
1. I recommend that you restart your computer or device everyday.
2.Make sure that you are using the GCSD wifi not GCSDGuest.
3. Visit the GCSD Authenticate website at: https://gcsid.greenville.k12.sc.us/cb/ if you are using a personal (non-district issued) device. *Note: a district iPad should have the GCSD Authenticate icon on it already.
4. Enter your username and password and select a length of time (I always do the maximum-6 hrs.)
5. Click Log In.
6. Now access the Power Teacher website: https://powerschool.greenville.k12.sc.us/teachers/pw.html
Well, I have come across something that might make things a little more interesting and a little bit more calm. Here lately I have been doing a lot of research into applying and integrating technology into the secondary field (which is so foreign to me). Anywho, I came across PowToon. I don't know if you are familiar with the Common Craft website, but PowToons reminds me very much of the presentations you can find here. There are several different templates to choose from. I have made two presentations myself to use with my teachers and I keep going back and editing them and adding more to it. What a great way for both teachers and students to make their presentation WAY more interesting while at the same time tying in some audio-visual and programming skills.
Hi! My name is Allison Barton, a former elementary school teacher turned Technology Integration Specialist at Greenville High School in Greenville, South Carolina. I have been teaching for 11 years and have relied on technology during that time to excite, engage, and educate my students (both young and old). I also enjoy very much sharing my knowledge about technology with other teachers.