I’ve been saying for so long that I should check out Google Docs & figure out how I can use them with my students. Why, oh why, did it take me so long>
In setting up my new class blog for 2010 I’ve decided to use Google Docs to post my week’s Word study words & tasks, to post our Lifestyle Homework grid, to gather information from parents, such as Contact details, and to see what books my students are reading. Gathering contact details in this way is so much more efficient than having piles of paper coming into the class at different times. Not to mention the ones that don’t even complete the journey but get lost somewhere between the house and the classroom!
We’ve decided, at school, that we will do the Student Technology Audit from the government Cybersmart website. Printing this up for about 120 students seemed like an awful waste of paper – plus, who was going to collate it all? Google forms to the rescue! I just used the survey as a base and then emailed the link to the survey to al of the students. It even looks good! All I have to do now is wait and watch the results come in – oh, and hope that they do get collated!
I can see lots of opportunities for using this in class. We could even get the students to create their own surveys and embed them on our class blog, or even their own blogs.