As a Specialist teacher, I work with the same children every year, so of course I see many changes over the years. I know my students very well-I've watched them grow up over the past 3 years, both physically, mentally, and artistically. But knowing those changes isn't enough; they have to be documented as well.
And that is the challenge that I'm experiencing. A wonderful colleague shared her method (photographed above) which has many benefits, not least of which is that it's very quick and portable. But of course, it needs to be digitized. I've asked other Specialist teachers in different schools what system they use, and basically they're all doing what I'm doing: assess on paper first, then scan and upload to the internet. Time consuming and not very efficient. If anyone knows of a better way, I'd love to hear what you do!