When I was in the classroom, I always wanted an easy way to record students while reading to use for conferences and to show growth throughout the year. I never could find a way. But now, Evernote can do it for you! This is the process that I would use in my virtual classroom:
- Create a free Evernote account. Download the client to your laptop or desktop computer.
- On the client, create a notebook for each student in your class. These will become your storage location for the year.
- Find or write a section of text you would like your students to read. Depending on your purpose, you could choose a 100 word segment to record fluency over time. Or you could have a longer text to see how far they get over a set time period.
- Create a note and copy/paste the text into the note. Then name the file and send to the appropriate student's notebook.
- You can then copy the note into each folder that you want and rename it
- Log in to Evernote on the iPad. You should be able to see the notebooks you created and the notes.
- Open the note you want to use. Then begin recording as the student reads. Evernote saves the recording as an attachment to the note. Save the note
I hope you get to try this out! Let me know what you think!