Equity Maps – Standard by David Nelson (iPad)
Released: May 24, 2016
Version: 3.2
Size: 62 MB
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Equity Maps – Standard

David Nelson
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!

FEATURES: Standard Version

• Up to 20 participants per group
• Playback the discussion maps in real time or in fast forward
• Feedback frames to show participation by time, times spoken, gender equity, and overall equity.
• Select and listen to any speaker from the discussion and view notes linked to their participation
• Save classes & groups for easy access


• Up to 40 participants per group
• 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
• Export data to CSV files to track data over time
• Import classes from .txt file to save 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.


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

• 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
• 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)


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 in version 3.2
Elevate your students' voices with these new features:

- Improved Feedback Frames and Discussion Maps to enhance reflection & increase equity.

- 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.

-We cleaned out a few bugs from last week’s version as well!

Now available with the Premium Version or In-app upgrade:

*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.
*Import classes from .txt file to save time.
*Expanded CSV export for sharing the data.
*Enhanced Checknotes and editing features.
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Our verdict: Good
  • + Equity Maps – Standard is a highly rated app (5-star).
  • + It is currently 80% off its regular price.
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