Friday, December 4, 2015

No More Index Cards for Student Information! (Vlog: Google Forms)

How many of you are still having students fill out index cards the first day or week of school so you have their information handy when you need to contact a parent, or need to check in with some background information?

How many of those index cards spend time on a shelf collecting dust, or stashed somewhere you might not even remember off the top of your head?

For the past several years, I have been using Google Forms to collect student information electronically, eliminating the need for dog-eared, easily misplaced index cards.  If you're not lucky enough to be in a one to one school, a few minutes in the computer lab is enough to send students the link to your Google Form, and collect all the same data, in about the same amount of time, but giving you much easier access and the ability to do much more with your data.

Here's the sample form that I used with my Spanish 1A class this year:

But the form itself is just the tip of the iceberg.  The vlog below will show you what you can do with the data you collect.

How do you use Google Forms to collect data in your classroom?

Let me know!


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