Reading Conferences allow elementary school (K-5) teachers to easily keep track of each students' Fountas & Pinnell reading levels and reading conferences.
We came up with the simple concept of a student "Card" that shows student data at a glance.
The cards allow teachers to quickly see:
1.The current reading levels of their students.
2.If a student is Exceeding, Meeting, Approaching or Below Standards by color coded reading levels.
3.When they met with a student for a reading conference.
4.Which students need to have a reading conference by the color coded reading conference date.
5.What the current goal of each student current is.
The Cards also allow teachers to:
1.Sort students by reading level and quickly create reading groups.
2.Sort students by when they last had a reading conference to know who needs a conference next.
3.Sort students by first or last name.
Teachers can unlock the following premium features through one In-App Purchase:
1. Print individual student or class data. An AirPrint printer is required to print from iPad.
2. Email and share class data as a PDF file.
3. Email and share student data as an HTML file.
4. Backup Reading Conferences data to Dropbox. A free Dropbox account required for backup.
Teachers can Adjust Benchmark Settings through in-App Purchase:
1. Reading Conferences defaults to Teachers College Reading Level Benchmarks.
2. Allows teachers to choose Fountas & Pinnell Instructional Level Expectation for Reading.
3. Allows teachers/schools/districts to customize grade-level goals.
*Fountas & Pinnell reading levels are a system of reading levels developed by Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell to support their guided reading method, commonly referred to as Fountas & Pinnell.
*4BusyTeachers is in no way associated or affiliated with Fountas & Pinnell or Heinemann Publishing, a division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
We have migrated Reading Conferences to support the latest and greatest Dropbox SDK v2 API. Yay! And honestly, not a moment too soon as Dropbox is deprecating API v1, so our old versions of Reading Conferences will no longer work with Dropbox after June 28, 2017. So please be sure to update Reading Conferences as soon as possible.
Lastly, we have tried to keep the requirements of Reading Conferences as low as possible so people with old iPads could still run the app but version 2.9.1 now requires iOS 8.0 and above. We apologize if this prevents some people from upgrading our app but we have to continue to update Reading Conferences to keep up with updates to iOS and Dropbox. Thanks for your continued support!
Ratings and Reviews
This is exactly the app I was looking for! I almost didn’t look for it because I was sure the App Store wouldn’t have what I needed. Boy was I wrong and I’m so glad I looked because this app is perfect. I can’t wait to use it with students! :)
The app is truly amazing. I love the way that it keeps track of all my conferences.
I paid to have the back-up as well as the ability to print out, email the conferences which really helped because I had lost all my information but it was easily recovered.
The support from the app developers is really amazing. I thought that I was going to receive a response once and never again, but they kept following through until my issue was resolved. As a teacher, I recommend it to anyone to use. It makes your life so much easier and paper free1
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.