That being said, when I meet a challenge I typically look to technology to help make my life easier or more efficient with the tasks that I need to complete. I recently provided PD on Google Forms and as I was preparing for and delivering the session I was constantly thinking about ways in which I could utilize this technology to help with not only the demands of CCSS, but also SEED. Although Forms is relatively easy to use, there are quite a few new features that would allow some teachers to venture into some really advanced uses as well. Below are just a few ways in which Google Forms could be put to use by teachers to reduce the amount of time they spend on following through on these two new initiatives.
- Create an entrance ticket that quickly assesses students in the first few minutes of class and use that data to drive instruction for the rest of the class period.
- Create an exit ticket that quickly assesses students before they leave your classroom and use that data to drive instruction for the next day.
- Create a pre-assessment that can be utilized as a baseline measure for your Student Learning Objective (SLO).
- Create a post-assessment that can used as an Indicator of Academic Growth and Development (IAGD)
- Create a log that allows you to easily enter, on an on-going basis, data about parent conferences, evidence of communication with parents or staff, evidence of professional development, etc. and have it ready when needed as artifacts for your overall evaluation.