I'm a huge fan of running records because they provide instant results to the teacher about how a student is reading, and teachers can give immediate feedback.
I'm still learning (my poor children are my guinea pigs)! These are some great benefits...
- records reading and you can listen to the students later or share with parents or literacy coaches
- does automatic calculations (I haven't figured this out yet!!!)
- paperless (can save running records as a pdf)
Here are some screen shots. There are drop down boxes, and places to type. The check marks are made just by using your finger to make the check marks.
I like how you can save these as PDFs!
It is going to take some more practice for me to give up my "old way", mostly because of speed. I'm pretty fast at running records. I wasn't always fast or felt confident with running records. The more I did them, the better I became. I think this would be similar :) I cannot wait to figure out how the calculations work- that might just convince me to go paperless!!!!