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Score 6 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Edsby

Edsby is well-suited for day-to-day communication with students, either in the classroom, or at home. It makes planning course progression easier because of the built in day-by-day calendar for the semester. It is transferable, so the work one does in one semester can be copied over to the next, and modified as needed. Students can see the Lesson Plan which is projected onto the SmartBoard, but the font is quite small so they cannot read it from where they are sitting, so I use SmartNotes which has a larger font and then, if needed, attach that note to the Edsby day lesson planner.
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PowerSchool Unified Classroom

In the classroom it is very well suited. For classroom teachers, and for school systems in general. It is appropriate in this capacity because it creates a streamlined sense of communication for all stakeholders: teachers, parents, students, and administration. It makes parent meetings very easy, it makes interventions for students easy, and it helps administration keep tabs on overall progress
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Edsby
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
6.7
Course catalog or library
Edsby
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
8.0
Learning content
Edsby
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
7.0
Mobile friendly
Edsby
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
5.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Edsby
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
6.0
Learning administration
Edsby
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
7.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Edsby
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
7.0

Pros

Edsby

  • Edsby is extremely easy to learn and use.
  • Students love the "social media" feel to Edsby.
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PowerSchool Unified Classroom

  • The server system is very secure and reliable.
  • We can create student accounts quickly and easily while transferring information to other schools when needed.
  • We use it for our grading systems and family information.
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Cons

Edsby

  • Edsby shows the last time a user logged on. Unfortunately, if someone doesn't log out you have no way of knowing if someone has seen a recent post or is really using Edsby to its potential.
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PowerSchool Unified Classroom

  • The substitute system does not allow you to see what the background areas are of substitute teachers
  • The substitute system does not provide direct contact info for substitutes
  • The Student view that we have access to is not true student view. What they see is different which negates the purpose
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Usability

Edsby

Edsby 9.1
Based on 1 answer
It's very user friendly.
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PowerSchool Unified Classroom

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Edsby

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PowerSchool Unified Classroom

PowerSchool Unified Classroom 7.0
Based on 1 answer
If the user interface was a bit more intuitive, our training sessions could go faster and more effectively. However, overall use of the system is great.
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Alternatives Considered

Edsby

There is no comparison. Edsby is a far superior product.
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PowerSchool Unified Classroom

PowerSchool is similar to Schoology but actually has one less component: assignment uploads. Schoology is very helpful because it also students to upload their assignments on dropbox, which syncs automatically to the grade book, which allows me to view who has submitted things on time and who hasn't. I'm able to create Rubrics in Schoology itself which also helps the grading process because it ties in directly to their overall grade after I submit their rubric scores. Powerschool is helpful because it allows for attendance and access across the board with all parties.
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Return on Investment

Edsby

  • For the most part, teachers, parents and students love the system. It provides easy access to the information that they need when they need it.
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PowerSchool Unified Classroom

  • Students have a real time snapshot of their grades at any given time
  • There is 100% transparency in where grades come from with a system like this.
  • It makes parents more accountable as they have no excuse of not knowing if what their kids marks are or if they attended school that day
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Pricing Details

Edsby

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

* per student

PowerSchool Unified Classroom

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Edsby
8.6
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
7.2

Usability

Edsby
9.1
PowerSchool Unified Classroom

Support

Edsby
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
7.0

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