I love, love, love the idea of Daily 5 and CAFE, but I do not love the idea of carrying around an awkward binder full of reading records and conference notes. So... this is where my ipad comes in as a digital pensieve!
I got these two apps (one was a paid app - Confer at $9.99 but totally worth it in my humble opinion - I would have spent at least that putting a binder together). The other app - Running Records was FREE!!!!
I tested them out with my own kiddos today to see how they worked and they are amazing! Here is a screen shot of Luke's running record (ignore the sloppy handwriting, I'll get better with practice). Not only could I save it in a file, I could email it to myself to print out for a file or to give to parents or my principal.
You can then put the results into Confer which will automatically group students based on strategy, reading level, teaching point, weakness, or strengths. Love that!