Formative Data by Tracy Watanabe - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires
Gleaning results from the data and providing specific feedback must be timely, which is why I like using Google Forms (along with other tools).
Why Google Forms
While there's a plethora of tools that can be used to collect formative data, I am going to focus on Google Forms.
Google Forms is an awesome time saver for collecting data in surveys, assignments, mindsets, exit tickets, etc. It aggregates the data collected into a Google Spreadsheet, and gives me a summary of the data in nice graphs as well.
For example, below is a Google Form used by a high school teacher. He told me that this tool is a time saver because he can quickly see which questions his classes have mastered and which questions need more attention. Question #6 below is an example of a question that merits more time.
Below are a plethora of examples of formatives through Google Forms. You can choose which content area you'd like to look at. There is also an area that isn't content specific.
Click here to view the examples.
Differentiated Google Forms Tutorial
Below is a tutorial for creating Google Forms. It is differentiated for your experience and comfort level.
Click here to view the tutorial.
It took me a little time to learn how to use Google Forms because change takes time. However, it was well worth it because it helps me easily and quickly collect data.
After data is collected and organized, I can decide what the next appropriate steps are. It might mean I change my lesson plans and add more pre-teaching and reteaching opportunities along with enriching because that's what the data reveals. It helps me to quickly address students' needs and provide them with specific feedback.
- What data do you collect? Why do you collect that data? How does it drive instruction?
- What are some new ideas you gained from this post?
- What ideas would you add or challenge?