Developing Simple Tools for Measuring and Evaluating Students’ Works with a Smartphone

  • Ryota FukutaniEmail author
  • Akinobu Ando
  • Shota Itagaki
  • Hiraku Abiko
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 529)


In this study, we developed a simple set of tools for a teacher to efficiently and easily evaluate and measure the accuracy of the result of students’ craft works. This tool is developed for running on a smartphone, and has three functions; 1. Measuring the flatness of surfaces, 2. Measuring the accuracy of connected parts, and 3. Taking photos of the working process and final result. The result of the evaluation is sent to LMS (Learning Management System) and stored. It works as a part of an integrated management system. Despite only having three functions, this tool can solve chronic problems and drastically reduce the workload for general Japanese teachers. Without this tool, one teacher is solely accountable for checking and evaluating a vast number of students’ works in a very short period of time.


Smartphone Technology education LMS (Learning Management System) Evaluation of flatness of material surface Evaluation of joint angle 



This work was supported by KAKENHI (24730721, 2450169, and 22531009).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ryota Fukutani
    • 1
    Email author
  • Akinobu Ando
    • 1
  • Shota Itagaki
    • 1
  • Hiraku Abiko
    • 1
  1. 1.Miyagi University of EducationSendaiJapan

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