If you don’t already have an iPhone and you are a teacher, then these are nearly reason enough to go out and get one. Although they are relatively simple, they are two of the essential apps I use all the time during my classes.
The first is the Attendance App – This is essential in that as Phys Ed teacher I spend most of my time teaching outside or within the Gymnasium. This means that the last thing I want to do is carry around a teachers chronicle to record student attendance. This app makes it super easy to record my students attendance quickly and easily no matter where I am. The added bonus is the extensive reports that you can produce on overall or individual student attendance.
The second is the Gradepad App – This lets me easy assess student performance within sessions quickly and easily. What you do is add you students and then assign assessments to those students. The app lets you customise the assessment to suit your own needs. As I use it within my sports classes, I use it to assess things such as teamwork and other interpersonal skills. With the student and assessment selected you can simpy adjust the sliding rubric to determine your overall result (see below). A simply fantastic mobile way to assess your students while observing them participating within sporting events or classroom activity.