Teachscape has created software for the iPad to enable instructional leaders to gather Classroom Walkthrough (CWT) data accurately and efficiently using this mobile device. Teachscape Instruction | Mobile version 1.4, optimized for the iPad, further expands the number of devices that educators can use to collect data during their classroom visits.
Teachscape Instruction | Mobile is implemented as part of the Teachscape Classroom Walkthrough process - a process that uses walkthrough data to engage instructional leaders and teachers in reflective learning communities focused on adjusting instruction to meet student needs. Using the iPad, educators can collect data, upload to the online reporting system via a wireless or data connection, and then log into the Teachscape website to generate reports and manage their entries. Teachscape Instruction | Mobile includes a series of protocols to support good instruction and provides districts with tools to develop their own walkthrough protocols.
Teachscape Instruction | Mobile version 1.4 updates the application for the iPhone and iPod touch, released in February 2010, and joins the ranks with Teachscape Instruction | Desktop (launched in March of this year). Both applications enable users to enter data without being connected to the internet, and to upload that data when the device can establish an internet connection. Additional devices that may be used with CWT include BlackBerry, Palm and Windows Mobile.
Teachscape Instruction | Mobile is currently available for free download at the iTunes store at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/teachscape/id352579945?mt=8. Users must have a Teachscape account to log into the application and access the online reporting system. For more information on Teachscape's complete catalog of offerings, visit www.teachscape.com.
Source: Teachscape, www.teachscape.com