Saturday, December 19, 2009

Instrument Evaluation: The iPod App 'Percentally'

Percentally is a new iPod application that seems ideal for gathering data for IEP goals. It is a tally counter that automatically converts tallies to percentages for documentation purposes. As a special education teacher, I think this new tool has great potential.

Percentally is a unique application for special education teachers and service providers because these educators can gather data on multiple students in one location on one device. A device that can be kept easily on hand or in a pocket.

Depending on the classroom environment, I like that the tally clicks can be silent or provide audio feedback for students. I also like the exporting option which allows for efficient transfer of the data to a clipboard, Google Spreadsheet or email. The option to reset or undo tallies is also an important feature.

Although I haven't tried the application yet. The application costs a mere $2.99 to download. However, as a teacher, you will need to have purchased an iPod touch or iPhone before you can use the app. For many teachers this may be a hefty investment.

Watch this video on the Percentally app.


You can find out more information about this app by visiting the Percentally Website.
You can also download Percentally for the iPhone and iPod touch by clicking here.