SchoolObjects:pdasmobile is now available for Android compatible devices. Visit the Android Market and search for eduphoria!. Install the SchoolObjects:pdasmobile app.
After the app installs, open the pdas icon on your screen. A Settings screen will appear. In the Server field, enter your eduphoria! district website (i.e. district.schoolobjects.com). Enter your username and password in the User area. Your username and password will be saved in the settings. In order to connect to student data from SchoolObjects:aware, you will have to check the "Use SSL" setting.
After entering your login information, a screen will appear with school(s) assigned to you based on your PDAS role(s). Tap on the school name. Tap on the staff member to appraise.
Once you have selected the staff member, press the "Menu" button to either "Refresh" or "Create a New" Walkthrough or Observation.
If you select a walkthrough, then you will be prompted to pick which template you wish to use. With both types of evaluations, 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 the "Allow Teacher to View" checkmark. Tap it again to toggle it off. Once sent to the teacher, the document will not be viewable from the device. You, of course, will be able to view it from your regular web-based login.
Tap "Begin Evaluation" 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.
To view and add Script Notes, press the "Menu" button to open the option. When finished typing, press the "Back" button. These notes are not officially associated with the formal document, and teachers will not be able to view your Script Notes.
To Cancel or Delete an evaluation, press the "Menu" button.
When finished with the evaluation, press the "Back" button to return to the home screen. To save the evaluation, press the "Back" button again.
Once sent to the teacher, the document will not be viewable from the device. You, of course, will be able to view it from your regular web-based login.
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 an appropriate district level permission must be assigned to view this information.
Simply tap on the link and data will open for that staff member.
Use the arrows to switch between days. Use the "Menu" key 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. The system will also email the teacher when a note is added.
Select a class and assessment to view the results of that test for that specific teacher.
To view individual student results, press the "Menu" button and tap "Switch to Student Level."
The "Back" button 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.