Nashville software firm Randa Solutions will launch its teacher observation app this summer, expanding its use beyond its Tennessee pilot market.
The application, delivered via Randa's patent-pending mobile device system, allows schools to perform paperless classroom observations via Apple's iPad. Wilson County Schools are one of seven K-12 pilots for the app.
"Randa’s iPad app smooths out the evaluation process,” says Jeff Luttrell, Principal of Watertown High School. “It enables me to have more capacity to observe teacher-learner interactions than the old paperwork method.” Reduced paperwork is proving not only to reduce errors associated with sundry paper forms and recopying notes. Early indications demonstrate substantial direct cost savings associated with using the Randa’s mobile device solution. This approach easily offsets the cost of iPads, software and data management.