Here’s something I haven’t seen much of yet – administrators starting to use iPads. In this case, Principals are using iPads to evaluate teachers. It’s really just enabling them to ‘fill out a form’ but hey, that could be the start of something more couldn’t it?
Lyon County School District policy requires principals to spend at least an hour a day in classrooms to observe and evaluate teachers, and according to Scott Lommori, the District’s Director of Testing & Educational Technology, the new iPad program allows them to fill out the evaluation form and upload information immediately, giving the teacher immediate feedback into what they are doing right or wrong.
Here’s a link to the article that spells it out in more detail (including the fact that some parents aren’t happy about the district spending money on iPads for Principals!). This could get interesting!