LessonNote 4+

Classroom lesson improvement

Lesson Study Alliance

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 10 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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LessonNote is an innovative classroom observation tool for documenting the flow of a lesson and its impact on students. Capture both quantitative and qualitative data:

• Track who is talking to whom, when, and for how long.
• Jot handwritten notes about what is being said and what students are doing.
• Take photos of student work.
• Capture time spent in different modalities: whole-class, individual work, group work.

After a lesson, efficiently review your data for a student-focused conversation that improves teaching and learning.

Designed for the intensive demands of Lesson Study, LessonNote is ideal for peer observation, coaching, or instructional rounds. For administrators, LessonNote improves on simple checklists or rating scales by helping document how lessons affect students—which is, ultimately, what teaching is all about.

Read the End User License Agreement at http://lsalliance.org/LessonNote/LessonNote_End_User_License_Agreement.pdf

What’s New

Version 4.0.2

Fixed: Notes can now be deleted without a Pro subscription.
Fixed: "Contact us" in settings creates a correctly-addressed email message.
Previously fixed: A bug in the creation of a LessonNote Pro account.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Fangeroo ,

nothing touches it

I have seen nothing else like this for classroom observation. Instead of a bunch of checkboxes, sliders, and the like, this app invites you to focus on what is most important: the students and how the lesson is impacting them. Based on a seating chart (which you can set up really fast), you take handwritten notes about what students (and the teacher) are saying and doing. You can insert photos of student work. You notate changes in modality (e.g. whole-group vs small-group or individual work). After the lesson, the app makes it easy to talk about what happened and when – every note is time-stamped and linked to the seating chart so you know whom it is about. And yes, there are some statistics if you want those: how long each segment of the lesson was, how many notes you have for each person, and the total duration of those notes. Some things could make it better: "undo" is so slow as to be unusable, and there is no eraser. But this app has really improved the quality of my post-lesson conversations with teachers. This free (FREE!) app blows everything else away. Thank you!

pfrance2 ,

Invaluable for Teacher Feedback

I am an education consultant and author that works with schools on personalized learning through learning labs. This app is invaluable for observation and feedback in learning labs. It is absolutely worth the investment, even if you’re not doing Lesson Study or Learning Labs. You can keep track of lesson observations and link student work with them directly. Do not hesitate—try it out and you will be hooked.

Mr. Bierbaum ,


I love this app and I use it to help my student teachers on a daily basis. I would highly recommend this app for any teacher with a student teacher to take notes in a proficient manner. I would make 2 recommendations for it, though. First, when taking notes, have the option of typing the notes as well as writing by hand. Secondly, have an option to import items of different importance and export the notes through lesson note to Dropbox, or pages, etc. Otherwise this is an awesome app.


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App Privacy

The developer, Lesson Study Alliance, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info

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  • Usage Data
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