Classroom Assistant App with a Seating Chart

Android, iPhone, iPad

With the Student Centered Class Asst. app, a teacher can take attendance, fire drill attendance, and track whether homework was handed in by tapping on a class seating chart. This app also randomly picks students (for calling on) and creates randomized groups of students that can be edited (with drag and drop of the names).

Class Seating Chart Setup and Usage

Seating charts are initially created as rows and columns, but the seats can be laid out however you would like to arrange them by dragging and dropping them to move them into position from the appropriate menu option (Reposition Seats). Seating assignments are controlled from a different menu option than the seating layout (Reassign Seats), though are similarly done with drag and drop. When dragging and dropping, you hold the seat until it goes into drag mode, and slide your finger to the destination and release it.  On some screens (not repositioning, for example) you can pinch with two fingers to resize the seats.  On iPad, seat positions now spread out to fill the screen space (except on repositioning seats screen).     

Seating Charts are used to track attendance, including fire drill attendance, and whether homework was handed in. In general, when you tap a seat in these options it toggles between color coded options like "Green" for "in", "Yellow" for "Late", "Red" for "Out", and "Purple" for "Excused" (not every screen) and the default color (beige) which represents 'unset' on some screen(s). Entries are tracked per-day. You can view previous days entries, and in some cases you can see multi-day summaries.  You can even view multi-day entries for some of these on one screen and print that.

Random Student Picks

Random student picking does its best not to call on any students more often than other students on any given day. When a student is selected it displays their "short name" (nickname, for example) and underneath that it displays the student's full name. All parts of the student names are optional, but they cannot be entirely empty or blank.

Random Group Creation

Generated groups can be hand edited by dragging students’ names onto the name you want to switch it with.  Groups can be copied to the pasteboard for pasting in other apps (if you wanted to e-mail yourself the groups for example), and they can also be printed if you needed a hard copy.     

All information and settings in this class assistant app are stored on your device. It does not require a working internet connection for daily usage, and there are no subscription fees (everything is included in the purchase price at this time).

Screenshots and basic instructions