But when I went on a search for a great gradebook app and read about iDoceo, I decided to make the leap and bought my first app!
And I'm so glad I did.
This little app is EXACTLY what I was looking for and then some! Naturally, I couldn't wait to share what I've learned with my good friends--all of you!
(I wasn't asked to review this, just wanted to share about it on my own because it is excellent!)
I'm still new to this app and there are tons of features I need to try out...so I'm nowhere near an expert on it. But I did want to share an overview of some incredible features iDoceo offers.
To get your planbook going, all you need to do is:
- Create a class name (mine is "sample class" here, with names of my friends and family).
- Add your student names.
- Create tabs for each subject (the class list remains throughout once entered initially).
You can color code the subject tabs and move them with ease. The whole setup only took me a few minutes.
Color Coding Galore
You can color code anything and everything you'd like! All columns could have a specific color, test columns could be highlighted...there are tons of possibilities.
iDoceo is set up to allow you to grade however you would like. You can enter numerical grades (as shown above), letter grades, and there are tons of icons as well...
(I like to have a tab just to check off completed homework first thing in the morning).
You can also use a mix of grades and icons, if you would like to use a combination...
I use this feature to star any students who still need to take a test.
to provide a quick, at-a-glance overview of students who still need to work on certain concepts...
Ok, this next part made me hug my iPad. Literally. You can average any and all grades, weighted in any fashion you would like. !!!
A HUGE time-saver!
All you have to do is create a new column and designate it as a Calculation.
Choose how you would like it to be graded (I use generic numeric grades to tally my assessments).
Click on all the columns you would like to be averaged...
And you have instant averages!
This also works for another grading scale my district uses (1 to 4)...
Annotations and Record Keeping
You can type up notes on a particular assignment...
So, as I mentioned above, there are many other incredible features that come with this app and I am still learning about them.
And I will say there is a bit of a learning curve to this and it did take me some time to figure out a few parts. However, iDoceo offers customer support and tutorials on their website iDoceo.net and this is a huge help.
Have you used this app before? Do you keep your grades digitally? I must say, I'm so excited to be done with pencil and paper record-keeping. :)