By Lesson Study Alliance
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Use LessonNote to document the flow of a lesson and its impact on students with both quantitative and qualitative data. Track who is talking to whom, when, and for how long; jot handwritten notes about what is being said and what students are doing; and take photos of student work.
Begin by creating a seating chart with icons for teachers, students, groups, and display areas (such as chalkboards). Record observations by tapping on an icon, or drag from one icon to another to record an interaction. Take photos or insert library images into your notes. Use a "seating chart note" to quickly make notes about multiple students.
Review your notes in either single-column or a more compact three-column view. In single-column view, a seating chart thumbnail highlights whom a note is about; charts shows various statistics; and a timeline provides a birds-eye view of the lesson, showing how time was spent between whole-class instruction, independent work, and group work.
LessonNote helps users record factual, non-judgemental observations. Designed for intensive demands of Lesson Study, it is ideal for peer observation and coaching. For administrators, it improves on simple checklists by helping document how lessons affect students—which is, ultimately, what teaching is all about.
Work with colleagues and use LessonNote to improve teaching and learning!
What's New in Version 3.6.2
Bug fixes and performance improvements,
French language support (thanks to Stéphane Clivaz & team at HEPL!)
New in 3.6:
Innovative, but poor quality writing
I was really excited about this app because I've been looking for a free (or at least non-subscription based) app for observations within classrooms. I love the concept of the app, and the structure of capturing information tied to a student, teacher, etc.
Tapping on a student and entering individual notes is a great idea and prevents the issues I've had running out of space to write notes near a student's name.
That being said, the responsiveness of the app to input leaves a LOT to be desired. Writing with an Apple Pencil results in blocky and largely unreadable text - the app just doesn't track the stylus with enough (or much of any) precision, which renders it basically unusable.
Hoping for an improvement - would love to use the app, but can't currently!
- Category: Education
- Updated: Dec 20, 2016
- Version: 3.6.2
- Size: 7.2 MB
- Languages: English, Dutch, French, Japanese, Thai
- Seller: Lesson Study Alliance
- © 2012, 2015 Lesson Study Alliance
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.