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: 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

Kahoot

Looking for a way to review material with your students in a fun and engaging way?  Try Kahoot!  Students can use their smartphone, tablet or computer to answer questions.  Teachers make multiple choice questions with the option of adding images or video into each question.

One of my favorite features about this game is that it does not require the students to have an account.  The teacher will display their screen and the class code will populate.  Kids will enter their name, but in case they do not… teachers can delete them which bumps them out to the entry screen.  All kids have the time allotted to enter an answer before the correct answer is displayed.  It displays the top 5 scorers, so an initial norm-setting session to ensure that the competition leads to praise and not put downs is suggested.  Kids do love games to motivate them!

Teachers can get a report at then completion of the Kahoot (formative data).  It gives individual data as well as item analysis.  One downfall of this tool is that it does not “connect” Kahoots to show longitudinal data. I would suggest this for a fun pre-assessment of a unit or a review for a summative exam.

Notice below that you can search Public Kahoots and you can directly share with specific teachers.

Kahoot

Instructional Videos:

  • How to PLAY the Kahoot – What this looks like in the classroom:

  • I am ready! How to SET UP a Kahoot – In a “nutshell”:

 

Quizlet – and now Quizlet Live

Quizlet is a simple study tool that lets you input questions and answers in a variety of easy ways.  It creates flashcards, tests and study games. BV teachers and students can login with their Google sign in. You can search study materials as well. Teachers, you can create a class and invite your students. It is multilingual as well.

Quizlet

Quizlet just added a new formative assessment WEB2oOL that your students are going to love… Quizlet Live!  It is a collaborative classroom game that will help your students review your classroom content in a fun and collaborative way. Students login at https://quizlet.com/live.

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Technology Integration Idea:  Gretchen Meyers plans to have her students submit questions via a Google Form . Next, she will copy paste these into Quizlet via their awesome Import feature that allows to to copy /paste from Word, Excel or Google Docs.  Easy!  Then, let the games begin.  What a great idea, Gretchen!