Google Drive: Form Add On / Form Limiter

Need a way to limit the number of participants?  Use the Google Form Limiter add on!

Watch my video tutorial to learn how to add this and see how you might use it.

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Canvas

Looking for a blended classroom that is rich in options, yet fairly simple to use?  Look no more, Canvas is your answer.  Watch this video to take a look at what this can do for you!

Dr. Potts, Ann Dark and myself went to a demonstration yesterday, and we were all very excited to see the possibilities.  Ann has already set up a class!  Jeff Baxter is going to get trained tomorrow and plans to “test the waters”.   Gretchen Meyers took the jump as well.   I understand that this or some other LMS will be available to use starting this fall.

If you want to get started now, below is a link to a help document.  The BVNW TIS, Nicholas Deffer has created this incredible step by step to help you get set up.

Link To Canvas Help Document

He also created a “shell” in Canvas for you to pull from to get started on the right foot.  I have been building my own, so I can definitely work with you as you move forward.  Let me know how I can help!

O365: Forms with Authentication between Students and Teachers

This is a great WEB2oOL to use to collect data. This is similar to Google Forms, but it has one feature that has been missing.  BV folks can send between Teacher and Student and require authentication.

BV Staff and Students all have access to this WEB2oOL in their BV O365 account.  It is simple to use.  You can create one easily by logging into your account at o365.bluevallyek12.org . Then click the Forms app and create!

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Watch my video tutorial to see how you can send between teachers and students and require a login.  This is super for quizzes, voting or anything where you want to ensure that the user is who they say that they are.

Teacher Integration Ideas:

  • Collect parent information at Back to School Night.
  • Collect data from a science lab, then share the response sheet to the class for analysis.
  • Use as a sign up for limited seats, for example to sign up for JAG during PLC.  Use form limiter to limit the number in attendance.
  • Collect data with surveys.
  • Convert office/clerical forms to Google Forms.
  • Students can grade student presentations as they watch to provide additional feedback from their peers.
  • Use the Quizzes feature to collect AFL data from students.

Google Drive: Forms

This is a great WEB2oOL to use to collect data. Do you get frustrated by the use of “Reply to All”?  With this 2oOL alone, you can start to change this phenomenon one human at a time 🙂

BV Staff and Students all have access to this WEB2oOL in their BV Google Drive account.  It is simple to use.  You can create one easily by logging into your BV Google Drive account. Then click NEW/ More/ Google Forms.  Give it a name in the upper left.

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Watch my video tutorial to learn how to make and manage a basic Google Form.

Teacher Integration Ideas:

  • Collect parent information at Back to School Night.
  • Collect data from a science lab, then share the response sheet to the class for analysis.
  • Use as a sign up for limited seats, for example to sign up for JAG during PLC.  Use form limiter to limit the number in attendance.
  • Collect data with surveys.
  • Convert office/clerical forms to Google Forms.
  • Students can grade student presentations as they watch to provide additional feedback from their peers.
  • Use the Quizzes feature to collect AFL data from students.

Google Drive: Forms New Feature – Collect Files

I have been patiently waiting for this.  Google Forms has added a new feature that allows you to collect documents!  See this help site to learn more: https://sites.google.com/site/scriptsexamples/home/announcements/google-forms-file-upload-feature

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Caveat for BV users.  You can’t share this with your students since they are in a different domain.  Staff can share with staff.  Here is an image that may help you understand the issue.

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If you are unfamiliar with Google Forms, see this video!  It upgraded in 2015.  This video helps you with these changes as well.

Happy Collecting!
BVWTIS

GradeCam Student Portal

Blue Valley West purchased the student portal!  This will allow you to send out an assessment to your students to take on a device (e.g. laptop, iPad, phone).  #NoMoreScanningLines!  I hope you will consider this for future AFL’s.

Here are some “rough” directions: student-portal-rough-directions-new-2016

Here are GradeCam’s directions to include a manual for students and teachers: https://gradecam.com/2015/11/new-online-student-portal/

student-portalClick here to learn more about GradeCam.

o365: Open a Shared OneNote

So you got an invitation to open a OneNote and you accepted it… cool!  But you may be wondering how to open it later.   Please know that you do not need to keep that email and that you have a couple of options. These instructions also work for those that want to know how to open it from the email invitation.

Use these directions to learn how to Open Shared OneNote.

Happy OneNoting!

o365: OneNote Class Notebook Ad-In Brings AWESOME Functionality

I am excited to share some added functionality to the Class Notebook.  It is called the Class Notebook Ad-In.  You can do the following with a couple clicks of a mouse!

  1. Add a section to each student’s notebook.
  2. Add a page to each student’s notebook.
  3. Review/supply feedback to each student’s assigned work (that you added as a page), easily!

See this short video for an example of these features. Download the Class Notebook Add-In for free here: https://www.onenote.com/classnotebook

Here is a link to the Overview of Class Notebook Post from last spring if you have not checked it out, start there.

Happy OneNoting!
Your BVWTIS

Nearpod

If you had a chance to go to Julia Fulbright’s presentation of Nearpod in the classroom, count yourself lucky!  This is a super engaging way of delivering content and collecting formative data from your students.  You do not have to have iPads to use this.  You can create and run this from your teacher computer.  Kids can view on any device as well.

See this overview of the main features here:

You can create your own lessons or use already created ones!  Here is an image of one that I found for Algebra that teachers slope.  There are TONS of free lessons at your disposal.  This WEB2oOL is amazing!

Nearpod

o365: OneNote Class Notebook

Brief Overview:

OneNote Class Notebook is here!  I am excited to share this tool with you all.  This creates a personal workspace for each of your students, a place for handouts and a collaborative space for lessons and activities. It will make handing out assignments, giving formative feedback and collecting final assignments seamless.  Look at this video for an overview:

You do not have to have surface pro’s in order to use this.  Any device that gets internet will do.  #DeviceHarmony!!  Oh how I do wish we were a one-to-one school!  However, do not let that stop you from using this tool.

Check out this site for tutorials and more information.  BV folks:  Please, do not sign up for a free account, we have one!  Access it via with your computer login credentials: o365.bluevalleyk12.org .   If you want to be added as a student in my “play” class notebook, contact me. I am excited to assist you with set up and use.  Be my first to pilot this in a BV classroom!

Happy OneNoting!