Google Docs is quickly becoming one of my favorite ways to keep data and pages. It is quick, easy and always accessible. My first grade team ( and really my whole school) is moving toward using The Two Sisters philosophy of The Daily Five. With this approach students select tasks that they want to complete from the five that we do daily. This teaches the kids to work independently and frees teachers up to meet in small groups and with individuals. My reading specialist and I both have iPads. I created a doc for each kid and can share it with her. Now we use our iPads to take anecdotal notes on the kids reading. I can see what she has done and visa versa. It has made us very consistent. Sometimes the kids are baffled at how I can know what she has said to them moments before when I meet with them. When I do new reading assessments I always put each kids goal and strategy at the top so we are always able to remind them, and ourselves, what to focus on. The Two Sisters call their notebooks a Pensieve from the Harry Potter movie and a connection that one of their students made.
An iPad Pensieve!