Google Docs (see overview) is an application that allows users to create and share documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with all school stakeholders (students, parents, faculty & staff, administration, board, and community).
Google Forms is an application that allows users to create forms (interactive documents that facilitate data collection). All data entered into the form is automatically entered into a downloadable spreadsheet!
Imagine being able to collect data efficiently in the following ways, then having the time to analyze, synthesize, and strategize about how to use the resulting information ...
- Formative and Summative Assessments. Create a "warmup" problem to give at the beginning of class, then edit it during class to provide at mini-quiz - at the end of the same class.
- Survey Students. Create student inventories that allow you insight to their character, personality, and temperament. Use this knowledge to build productive relationships with your students!
- Teacher or Student Observations. Collect observation data into a spreadsheet that is ready to analyze as soon as observations are completed.
- Online Reading Record. Track your students' reading activity efficiently.
- Tracking Discipline Referrals. Allow all faculty and staff members to submit referrals into a centralized database. Eliminate lengthy, handwritten referrals that must be filed.
To Learn More ...
- Google Apps in Classrooms and Schools: 32 Ways to Use Google Apps (Slide Presentation - 54 Slides)
- Google Apps in Classrooms and Schools: 32 Ways to Use Google Apps (Professional Development Webinar - 58 minutes, 52 seconds)