How I Use It
I have used the free version of JumpRope for a year in my ELA/SS classes. At first, I was a little nervous about making the transition from a paper grade book to an online, electronic grading system. After a couple of trial and error lesson plans, I was able to easily figure out the best way to use JumpRope for my classes. In the beginning, it does take a little time to figure out how to set up your "units" and "lessons," but it is totally worth it in the end. Teachers are able to easily print progress reports to share with students and parents. It makes report cards much easier! JumpRope also has paid versions of the grading system which give you more options if your school system is interested in using this tool for standards-based grading.
Overall, I really enjoy using JumpRope for keeping track of student progress. I plan on continuing to use this tool in the future. It allows you the option to leave comments for particular students or assignments which can help when writing report card comments. It is also fairly easy to use, once you get the hang of it. Now, I don't have to worry about bringing a grade book home or anything like that anymore. Jump Rope can always be accessed from my computer, phone, or iPad. Another plus is that it's easy for my students and their parents to read and understand their printed progress report. It can be a little frustrating at first to figure out the system, but I highly recommend using JumpRope's support tools. JumpRope is extremely fast when it comes to responding to e-mails or help inquiries.