Ever lose your assessment checklists?
This is the post for you.
Whilst the purchase price is expensive for an app, ($9.99 July 2014), it is effectively the same price as a notebook however includes a camera, voice recorder, calendar, timetable and thousands of cute icons to play with!
This is our second year using the app on our iPads and after sharing it with our colleagues almost half the teaching staff have now converted to a paperless form of organisation and assessment. Don’t get us wrong, we often still reach for a paper checklist or record, but we all know that those bits of paper seem to go missing. Having the information always at hand in an easy to read spreadsheet which is accessible both on and offline has meant we no longer have to worry about shuffling through notes.
Here’s how our assessment book works for us:
iDoceo for Assessment
Easy to setup, insert and change achievement standards. We have created shared folders on our school server so that the entire school can easily access these progression points and tweak them to a format that best suits them.
Having the added benefit of photographing student work samples and better yet, recording their voice whilst they are counting or reading means that we always have hard evidence to base our assessments on. This is also a great tool to have up your sleeve for the on-the-spot check in from parents wanting to know how their child is going.
iDoceo for Organisation
We use iDoceo for everything from attendance records to spelling results to notes from Parent Teacher Discussions. You can organise and edit class timetables and student groupings. The app links in with your calendar on your iPad and automatically backs up to Dropbox to ensure you never miss a beat!