Last year I met a hero of mine, Jarrod Robinson. Jarrod (aka @mrrobbo) is the founder of the PE Geeks movement mashing together PE and Tech into some fantastic new territory. Jarrod ran a workshop at Yokohama International School talking and sharing his passion about the role that Apple products and apps are taking shape in his classes.
Inspired by his down to earth approach and my own desire to see great things in the classroom, I made the decision to make Apps for Academics to use in their classes with the goal to bring together Google Docs, Apple and to make things easier for teachers on the move.
My first app project has been Mobile Attendance. This app takes class attendance and allows the user to create unlimited criterion to keep their attendance history. The app syncs with Google spreadsheets and can either be used off-line by saving data to a local data file or online to update your Google spreadsheet. Using Google has allowed for sharing or emailing of the class lists to your colleagues or administrators.
Mobile Attendance is on sale on iTunes now!
The first 5 educators/coaches to comment on this blog post about how they will use Mobile Attendance can win a free copy of this app to use with their classes. This app works with iPad, iPhone 4 and 5.
A big thank you to Clint Hamada (@chamada) for all his help in making this project happen. And to my family and friends who continue to support us from afar.