Ericom Software Enables East Haven Connecticut Public School District Teachers to Access Pearson PowerSchool Gradebook from Chromebooks
Ericom enables In-browser access to student Information system (SIS), from Chromebooks, iPads and other devices
Ericom Software, a global leader in application access and desktop virtualization solutions, today announced that East Haven Connecticut Public School District has deployed Ericom AccessNow to provide teachers with browser-based access from Chromebooks to the district’s student information system (SIS), PowerSchool Gradebook.
Approximately 300 teachers in the district use Java-based PowerSchool Gradebook to enter performance information and manage grades for 3,000 students. As the district transitioned from PCs and Macs to Chromebooks, teachers and administrators needed the capability to access PowerSchool Gradebook, a legacy Java-based application. Fully supporting HTML5 technology, AccessNow enables teachers to log-in to PowerSchool Gradebook from their Chromebooks and mobile devices.
“Chromebooks have become the standard among our teachers, providing them with the flexibility to perform tasks inside and out of the classroom,” said Jim Pompano, Independent Consultant for East Haven Connecticut Public School District. “Since Chromebooks cannot be used to access Windows / Java-based apps, we needed a way to access PowerSchool Gradebook, which uses Java. AccessNow was the answer.”