I’ve been slowly researching options for greater integration with PowerSchool and other systems at our school without having to do tons of customization, time investment, money investment.
The first one was a do it for you service called Level Data its pricey, but I think its well worth it. Our school (Seoul International School) has yet to go ahead with this solution. Our school is currently adding a new building and the IT costs for that building is substantial any new investment in terms of IT is currently on hold until the new building is complete.
One of the free services I’ve been testing is a service called Get Clever. They are still developing and the systems they do integrate with we don’t have. They also have a free iPhone app that helps download the entire contact list of students and parents from Power School into that app after a one time sync.
The one I just heard of today via Twitter via Paul Smith is something called LearnSprout. I just registered, but have yet to play around with it.
Every school has their own unique programs and systems. It’s challenging to integrate all of these systems into one cohesive ecosystem.
My ideal solution for our school would be the following systems to integrate seamlessly.
- Google Apps for Education
- SNAP for Nurses
- Follett Destiny
- Atlas Rubicon
- OD or LDAP server
What’s your list of systems you would want to integrate at your school?
Any developers out there?