AppsByDon

Conference Notes

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Observation
Click one of the links below to jump to a section.

To:
  • Start a new Observation
  • Continue an Observation
  • Begin the next Observation
  • Return to Table of Contents

    To start a new Observation
    Touch Observation at the bottom of the page.
    If you would like Today's Date inserted in Observation comments, touch the slider switch to turn on that feature.
    Touch "i" on the right of Content Area.


    Touch the name of a Content Area.
    Then touch Done.


    Observation for a Student records only for that Student.
    Observation for a Group records for that Group but also records each Skill observed for all Students in that Group.
    Use Class to restrict the list of Students to those in a Class.
    Touch "i" on the right of a Group or Student.


    Touch the name of a Student or Group.
    Then touch Done.


    Touch the Start Observation button to start an Observation.


    If you have not yet entered Skills for a Content Area, the list on the left will be blank.
    Touch the Comments button to enter/edit comments about this observation.


    Use the keyboard to enter/edit comments.
    Touch the Done button to save the comments.


    The Skills Summary report will show the comments but without the list of Skills.
    The next example shows an Observation where Skills have been entered for a Content Area.


    Note: the Skills used as examples are not included with this app.

    Touch a Skill on the left.
    Touch a scoring on the right. Note: key at the bottom left has meanings for colors.
    Touch in the comments box to the left to add any additional comments. Touch Done to save the comments.
    Repeat for each Skill observed. Scoring on a skill heading will make the same change for all skills under that heading.
    Note: touch screen and slide up to view further down the list of skills.
    Then touch Done.


    Touch the Comments button to enter/edit comments regarding this observation.
    Touch "<" at the top left to return to the previous page or press a button at the bottom of the page.


    Your list of scoring codes can be chosen, if you are using the optional Standards-based Grading Rubric.
    The optional Standards-based Grading Rubric is available by pressing Tools at the bottom of the page.


    If you are using the optional Standards-based Grading Rubric, then a scoring code will be used for the observation.


    Return to Observation

    To continue an Observation
    This option allows you to finish an Observation. This option keeps the same "as of" date.
    Touch Observation at the bottom of the page.
    Touch "i" on the right of Content Area.


    Touch the name of a Content Area.
    Then touch Done.


    Observation for a Student records only for that Student.
    Observation for a Group records for that Group but also records each Skill observed for all Students in that Group.
    Use Class to restrict the list of Students to those in a Class.
    Touch "i" on the right of a Group or Student.


    Touch the name of a Student or Group.
    Then touch Done.


    Touch the Continue Observation button to continue an Observation.


    Note: the Skills used as examples are not included with this app.

    Touch a Skill on the left.
    Touch a scoring on the right. Note: key at the bottom left has meanings for colors.
    Note: touch None in the wheel before touching a different scoring to clear the additional comments, if desired.
    Repeat for each Skill observed. Note: touch screen and slide up to view further down the list of skills.
    Then touch Done.


    Touch "<" at the top left to return to the previous page or press a button at the bottom of the page.


    Return to Observation

    To begin the next Observation
    This option allows you to begin the next Observation with a new date but keeps the scoring from the last Observation.
    Touch Observation at the bottom of the page.
    Touch "i" on the right of Content Area.


    Touch the name of a Content Area.
    Then touch Done.


    Observation for a Student records only for that Student.
    Observation for a Group records for that Group but also records each Skill observed for all Students in that Group.
    Use Class to restrict the list of Students to those in a Class.
    Touch "i" on the right of a Group or Student.


    Touch the name of a Student or Group.
    Then touch Done.


    Touch the Next Observation button to begin the next Observation.


    Note: the Skills used as examples are not included with this app.

    Touch a Skill on the left.
    Touch a scoring on the right. Note: key at the bottom left has meanings for colors.
    Repeat for each Skill observed. Note: touch screen and slide up to view further down the list of skills.
    Then touch Done.


    Touch the Comments button to enter/edit comments regarding this observation.


    Use the keyboard to enter/edit comments regarding this observation. Then touch Done to save the comments.


    Touch "<" at the top left to return to the previous page or press a button at the bottom of the page.


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