Mobile PDAS is available for iOS devices. Visit the Apple App Store on your device and search for eduphoria! pdas. Install the SchoolObjects:pdasmobile app.
After the app installs, open the pdas icon on your screen. A settings screen will appear. Enter your eduphoria! district website (i.e. https://district.schoolobjects.com). Enter your username and password in the Login Information area. Your username and password will be saved in the settings. In order to connect to student data from SchoolObjects:aware, you will need to make sure that "Use SSL" is turned on. If you need to change your PDAS settings after the initial set up, you can tap the wrench icon in the top right corner of the screen.
Note: For confidentiality reasons, we highly recommend that you set a passcode lock for your device (in your Settings for the iOS device).
To begin viewing teacher information and creating evaluations, tap your campus name. Tap the teacher's name.
Once you have selected the staff member, tap on the plus sign to begin a new Walkthrough or Observation.
Note: Appraisers will only be able to create walkthroughs and observations from this application (not alternate evaluations or summatives).
If you selected a walkthrough, then you will be prompted to pick which template you wish to use. With both types of appraisals, you will be prompted to enter Class or Assignment information. If you would like to send the evaluation to the teacher immediately after you "Save and Close," then tap "Allow Teacher to View." Tap it again to toggle it off. Once sent to the teacher, the document will not be viewable from the mobile device. You, of course, will be able to view it from your regular web-based login.
Tap "Begin" to initiate the evaluation. Tap to add checkmarks to items. Tap to toggle between options in a matrix item. Tap on any comments section to open your keyboard. Tap "Script Notes" in the bottom left corner to type notes to yourself that are not officially associated with the formal document. Teachers will not be able to view these notes.
When finished, tap "Done" to return to the home screen. Make sure to tap "Save and Close" before leaving the evaluation.
In addition to the ability to complete walkthroughs and formal observations, appraisers will now be able to view Lesson Plans*, Assessment Data*, and the teacher's Professional Development Portfolio*.
*Note: To view these features, districts must have purchased or subscribed to SchoolObjects:forethought, SchoolObjects:aware and/or SchoolObjects:workshop. In addition, the role of Principal or appropriate district level permission must be assigned to view this information.
Use thearrows to move between days. Use the plus icon to add notes to the lesson plans that will be visible to the teacher. These notes can also be viewed in list form in the web-based version of SchoolObjects:pdas. Just like the web version, adding a note will email the teacher.
Select a class and assessment to view the results of that test for that specific teacher.
To view individual student results, tap on the student icon in the bottom right corner. The icon returns the view to the list of tests.
Tap on Staff Portfolio to view the complete professional development information for the teacher. Tap a completed course to view the associated credit values.