Equity Maps iPad app

Introducing v6.0

Provide faster and more effective feedback for your students - Export feedback directly to students, Export Audio, or Export  sessions to another user.

Effortlessly trace and assess your students’ interaction, performance, and involvement

Use in your class discussions, Socratic Seminars, Lit Circles, Harkness* style discussions, Spider Web Discussions™, AP Seminar classes, & anytime students/colleagues collaborate.

How equitable is the participation in your group or class?

Chart Use

Is everyone sharing air-time?

Is someone with many ideas a little too quiet?


Someone can't keep quiet?

Is the teacher doing most of the talking?


 Track the nature of your students' contributions

 Individually or in Groups with Identify Markers

Choose from among fourteen templates!

Export data to CSV file for viewing in Excel or Numbers

Equity Maps iPad app-- designed with educators & facilitators in mind!  Chart & record the interaction of students or colleagues to graphically illustrate levels of participation and types of contributions made by each student or participant. The instant analytics & animated playback at multiple speeds will engage participants in deeper reflection!

  • Provide faster and more effective feedback for your students!
  • Effortlessly trace and assess your students’ interaction, performance, and involvement with Equity Maps iPad app: class discussions, Socratic Seminars or anytime students collaborate to solve problems.

Encourage equitable dialogue, promote wider collaboration, engage students, and nurture reflection of teachers and students alike.  Classroom discussions, meeting debriefings, and post-observations will never be the same again!

Let the group members, students or teachers see for themselves!  As one teacher commented, "It's like putting the class members or meeting participants in a mirror and asking them what they think about what they see!"


Deepen the success of your Socratic Seminars, Spider Web Discussions, Literature Circles, Harkness* style discussions, discussion circles or full classroom discussions;

— Promote student involvement and self-reflection;

— Assess classroom engagement or individual student participation.

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


Encourage deeper reflection of your group’s goals and processes:

• Critical Friends Group® coaches and facilitators (CFG work);

• Professional Learning Communities (PLCs);

• Collaborative groups and committees.


— Provide teachers an “image” of their classroom instruction like they’ve never seen before!

— Revitalize reflective practices for teachers while reducing anxiety of a post-observation meetings;

— Make your classroom observations truly more meaningful and reflective;

Gather data for more effective classroom post-observation meetings.

Equity Maps iPad app STANDARD FEATURES:

Customize the class layout in “class mode” —circles or semicircles;

Quickly set-up your class or meeting with up to 20 participants per group;

• “Playback” of the interactions among participants in real time or fast forward;

• Select and listen to any speaker from the discussion;

• Option to play audio of each participant;

  • Provides key statistics for the teacher, students or group members to consider:

• View Feedback frames with data and analytics to drive reflection;

• Time and Frequency spoken for all participants;

• Gender equity in the class or group;

• Overall meeting participation equity reported as “Equity Factors”;

• Save class and groups for easy access and “mapping”;

v 4.0 Equity Maps iPad app PREMIUM FEATURES:

All of the Standard Features PLUS +

Add up to 40 participants per group;

Select from a variety of Table Settings or Create customized tables - ideal for round table discussion, Socratic seminar oval, etc.

• Use the CheckNotes to track the types of contributions by each student - Enhanced with v3.0 !

• NEW!  Identity Markers -Beta testing - Measure participation within your class or group according to customizable categories such as age, grade, language level, race, or anything you’d like to track!  Add up to two categories w/custom characteristics.

• NEW! Take notes and leave feedback during during the discussion – Your comments attach to the speaker so you can review the discussion with each student or provide instant feedback. Perfect for guided reflection & 1:1 feedback.

• NEW! Import class lists from .txt file and save time;

• Select and listen to any speaker from the discussion and view notes linked to their participation;

• Choose from among 14 CheckNote templates including Socratic Seminars, Common Core Speaking and Listening, Text based discussions, Spider Web Discussions, and many more!

Access Expanded Data in the Feedback frames;

• Export data to a CSV file to track over time using Excel or Numbers;

Stand-alone Premium app available with the Volume Purchase Program (VPP) discount for schools;


At Equity Maps we believe that collaboration is maximized when diverse groups of people come together in dialogue to inquire, create, problem solve, and innovate!

Show your students/colleagues rather than tell them!

Promoting dialogue, collaboration, & reflection in learning

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