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Elevate the voices in your classroom and help your students to reflect and grow!
Provide Instant Feedback – Nurture Reflection – Ignite Collaboration – Promote Equity

The animated discussion maps and feedback frames are ideal for Socratic seminars, Spider Web Discussions™, Harkness®* discussions, Literature Circles, or anytime students interact.

Effortlessly chart & record your students’ interactions to graphically illustrate levels and types of participation. The discussion maps, instant analytics & animated playback at multiple speeds will spur discussion and engage everyone in deeper reflection!

What gets measured, gets improved. Let your students see for themselves!

FEATURES: Full Premium Version

• Up to 40 participants per group
• Playback the discussion maps in real time or in fast forward
• Select and listen to any speaker from the discussion and view notes linked to their participation
• Track contributions of your students during the discussion with enhanced Checknotes
• Access to 17 Checknote Templates / create custom templates too!
• Customize the class layout in “class mode” with circles or semicircles
• Select from a variety of table arrangements
• Save classes & groups for easy access
• Export data to CSV files to track data over time
• Access to all future premium updates through at least v4.0


• Measure participation of groups within your class w/ customizable Identity Markers such as grade level, language level, race, seating area, or anything you’d like to see.

• Give better student feedback! Take notes or write comments during the discussion that now link to the speaker.

• Improved Group Analytics – Include / exclude any participant from the data to see how the dynamics change.

• Import student names from .txt file for even faster set-up.


• Simply tap on the participants’ icons when they speak & Equity Maps will do the rest by visually charting the interactions & calculating levels of participation.

• Track the nature of each participants' contributions with Checknotes, choose among the 17 templates or create your own.

• The “Feedback Frames” provide key statistics for teachers, students or group members:
-Display statistics of total time & frequency spoken for all participants.
-Measure involvement based on gender within the class or group.

“It was like looking into the mirror— except the image was my lesson and it showed me more than words could tell.” – Veteran Teacher


• Enhance your Socratic Seminars, Literature Circles, Harkness®(*) discussions, or full classroom discussions
• Monitor & assess Common Core Speaking and Listening Standards, ATL, or seminar criteria
• Promote student involvement & self-reflection
• Easily assess student participation
• Perfect for schools with VPP or for users who don't want to mess with in-app purchases!


• Encourage deeper reflection of your group’s goals, norms & processes.
• Give your boss an Equity Check and share how equitable your last meeting was.
• Critical Friends Group® coaches & facilitators (CFG work)
• Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)


• Provide teachers an “image” of their classroom instruction like they’ve never seen before!
• Revitalize reflective practices for teachers, while reducing anxiety of post-observation meetings.
• Make your classroom observations truly more meaningful & reflective.


EquityMaps® is a registered trademark at the USPTO and has been created by teacher for teachers & their students.
U.S. Pat. No 10,553,129

*EquityMaps has been developed completely independent of Phillips Exeter Academy & is not affiliated in any way with the academy.

Critical Friends Group® is a registered trademark of the National School Reform Faculty (NSRF®)

What’s New

Version 3.1

Elevate your class discussions with these new features:

• Improved Feedback Frames and Discussion Maps to enhance reflection & increase equity.
• New Identity Markers: Customize student information to measure participation of groups in your class, such as by age, grade, language level, race, or anything you'd like to measure.
• Give better student feedback! Take notes or write comments during the discussion that now link to the speaker. Perfect for guided debrief and 1:1 feedback.
• Improved Group Analytics – Include / exclude any participant from the data to see how the dynamics change.
• Now super easy to exclude the teacher talk from the class to see how equitable student participation is.
• Import classes from .txt file to save time.
• Expanded CSV export for sharing the data.
• Enhanced Checknotes and editing features.

Every student in your class has a voice waiting to be heard !

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Essie-Enne ,

Easy and useful

I have been practicing with the app for about a month now. I haven’t gotten adept enough to add all the features including comments, but tracking participation, time talking, and interactions is quite easy and helpful to inform me on how I need to pay attention to group discussions.

moorea58 ,

Hard to see text

I really like this app, but some of the text is hard to read due to the color of the text/background. The black letters on the dark grey background are borderline impossible.

Developer Response ,

Dear moorea58, We’re not yet optimized for dark mode. Go into settings on your iPad, Display & Brightness, and select Light mode. Sorry for the troubles and thanks for using Equity Maps.

TextExpander fan ,

Has a lot of potential. Crashes occasionally

I like the idea of the app. I think it will get better. I use it with my 2020 iPad Pro to track conversations in seminars. It works fine for an hour or two. I found it has a tendency to crash when the seminar extends beyond a few hours and/or there are a lot of interactions among the seminar participants. I’ll stick with it for awhile. But i won’t yet rely on it.


David Nelson
62.7 MB

Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.



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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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