Thursday, August 15, 2013

Grading on the iPad - A Look at Gradebook Pro

Gradebook Pro is a wonderful iPad app that can replace an educator's grade book. I'm sure some teachers will find this app indispensable.

Some of the features that I have found the most useful are -
  • Easy to use.
  • Protected with a passcode.
  • Calculate weighted or standard averages, even if all assignments are not graded.
  • Organize assignments (eg, tests, labs, quizzes.)
  • Add notes to each graded assignment.
  • Grade summaries can be sent via email.
  • Backup to Dropbox.
  • Vote to request new features.
Probably the most important and relevant to the flipped class is that the app is on the iPad. As I moved to a mastery model, recording grades and notes on the spot became important. On a daily basis, multiple students completed assignments and I needed a reliable way of keeping track of completed assignments. Gradebook Pro did that and so much more.

If you have the time, check out this other positive GradeBook Pro review.