Using data to improve gender equity in the classroom by Stephanie Thompson
Equity Maps is an iPad app that allows teachers to track classroom conversations. The app turns this into data that both teachers and students can use to reflect on patterns and look at ways that students can take action to improve.
The app includes options for teachers to record more qualitative data such as asking questions, interruptions, text connections. Providing data is a powerful tool – a third-grade student reflected:
“Looking at data is more powerful because sometimes when you tell someone they say ‘yes’ but they actually don’t care or they don’t think or they forget it.. but with the data you see it, it’s harder to forget“.
You can learn about the app’s impact on learning by watching this action research video.