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Two Boys and a Dad-Teacher: How to Give a Spelling Test Using Google Forms. Do you still administer spelling tests? If so, are you tired of grading them! So was I. I found a great solution to not only incorporate spelling and technology in a 1:1 classroom, but also lessen the grading load as a teacher. The answer is Google Forms! Click on READ MORE below to read the rest of the post! I created a template in Google Forms for my students to take the weekly spelling test. Using Google Forms I created a 20 item form in which there is a text box for each of the 20 spelling words. When the test is done, students simply hit the submit button. If you want to install Flubaroo as an Add-on in Google Sheets, just follow these 5 steps: Open Google Sheets and create a new sheetsFind the Add-ons menuScroll down to Get Add-onsFind the Flubaroo Add-on (it's usually the first one!)

Before you grade with Flubaroo, go back to the original Google Forms and create an answer key by filling out the form yourself with the correct answers. Now that's it installed, how do you use it? Differentiation using Google Classroom. When I first heard about Google Classroom last year I was excited. Was this going to be a free LMS that integrated with the already excellent Google Apps for Education (GAfE) suite? Would it be bigger and better that Moodle or Edmodo? How would it integrate with Google Drive and Google Sites? When Google Classroom finally hit the cloud, I admit that I felt it was a bit of an anti-climax. It was so simple with limited functionality. It didn’t take me long to realise the simplicity was actually a huge advantage, and I got excited all over again.

I still think of myself as something of a beginner when it comes to Google Classroom. Did you find this article useful? 80 Interesting Ways To Use Google Forms In The Classroom. 80 Interesting Ways To Use Google Forms In The Classroom by TeachThought Staff When you think of innovative, edgy, compelling uses of technology, Google Forms isn’t exactly the first thing that leaps to mind. While you’d probably prefer a piece of hardware that’s affordable, easy to use, and mobile that allows students to direct their own mastery of content in peer-to-peer and school-to-school learning environments, for now you just might have to settle for a spreadsheet. No, wait. Come back. Spreadsheets are simply a kind of framework, yes? And they have built-in formulas to perform calculations, visualize data, and communicate information in ways we–and students–are not used to seeing, right?

So maybe a self-grading assessment? Questionnaires? See, I told you it’s not so bad. Rubrics Made Easy With Google Forms. Use Google Forms to Create Automated Rubrics Select Grid or Scale Questions in the Form For the Scale Questions:For the Scale type question, begin with adding a SECTION HEADER. I like this better because you can identify your points value for your scale here.After you have created the Section Header, Add the SCALE QUESTION.When you add the Scale Question, don't worry about adding a question here-you have done this in the section header. Just add your scale by entering the starting point (0 or 1) and the ending point (up to 10) for your scale.As an option, you can enter labels for the endpoints of your scale such as “Disagree the most” and “Agree the most”, or “Lowest ranking” and “Highest ranking”The user will be presented with a scale of values on which to place their response For the Grid Questions: (This is typically how most rubrics are set up) When All Data Has Been Entered: Examples of Scale and Grid Questions Tips to Add to Your Form Questions to add to the form at the beginning: 1. 2.

Google Forms Tips for Teachers | Soaring. Last week I did a post on how to create a Google Form to share with your parents to fill out during Back to School time. You can check out the post {HERE}. This makes it easy to collect important information from your parents and store it all in one, easily accessible spot! You can read the post by clicking the picture below: Once you have all of your information, here are a few tips and tricks to help get you organized as we all head back to school (bleh).

Here's a video tutorial. There are also step by step instructions and you can download the instructions at the end of the post! This can come in handy when you're trying to alphabetize your students by first or last name, and assign them a number! Share your spreadsheet with your teaching team! Okay- this is probably one of my favorite features of Google Spreadsheets. Download this tutorial by clicking the picture below: Do you have any favorite Google Forms/Spreadsheets tips or tricks!?!?!

Edutopia | K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work. Scholastic: Children Book Publishing | Scholastic International. Scholastic: Children Book Publishing | Scholastic International. 10 iPad tips every teacher should know. Over the last couple of months I have just about switched from my trusty old laptop to the iPad as my primary work computer. Basically, the iPad does everything I could do on my PC and a great deal more through all of the apps available specifically for teaching.

As a result of this, more of our staff are fronting up to work with iPads as they can also see the benefits in using a tablet for conferencing with students, checking email and using with their interactive white boards. The first questions I get from new users are generally "What can I do with it? " And "What apps should I have on it? " I think we have covered in detail more than once many of the great apps that are out their for education so today we are going to look at 10 tips are specifically useful for teachers who use an iPad.

So here are a few tips that you might find useful. Disable In-App Purchases Use iCloud to sync your calendar, events and emails. Connect to a HDTV, Data Projector or Interactive Whiteboard. Use AirPrint. Free Classroom Poster: Parts of a Paragraph. It is often said that writing a paragraph correctly is like making a hamburger. The two buns contain a collection of tasty but different ingredients that keep us coming back for more. This analogy is a good one for students to understand as the correct way to structure a paragraph is as follows. 1)topic sentence: tells the reader what the paragraph is going to be about 2)the body: the main part of the paragraph. This is where you tell the reader about your topic by including specific details. 3)The closing or clincher sentence: comes after all the details havebeen included in the body of the paragraph. This poster will come in handy in any classroom as it very simply outlines these facts in a great visual manner using the hamburger visual to help them remember these facts.

Download the parts of a paragraph poster here. *Please note all of our posters are originally designed using high resolution images and fonts at A3 paper size. We recommend laminating them for best results. 79 Ways Educators Can Use Google Forms in the Classroom. Be Proactive: Using Google Docs to Collect Data for IEP Goals! | Teaching Special Thinkers. As most of you know and maybe some of you are about to find out very soon, special educators have a daunting amount of paperwork to go along with all the other tasks we do on a daily basis. This paperwork is very important, tedious, and requires so so so much time that sometimes we don't have time to truly enjoy the joy we get from our jobs (the kids) because we are overworked and stressed.

I have tried several free trials of "IEP data collecting" apps and only find myself in awe that these companies think their product is worth the amount of money they charge underpaid teachers for their less than flexible product. Then stepped in Google Docs - my true love (other than my husband, and my beloved Ipad, of course).

I use google docs for literally every ounce of data collection I have, I can create whatever kind of forms I want specific to each student and it spits out tons of graphs, spreadsheets, circle charts - I die! First things first, you have to have a Gmail account. Isn't it lovely?! Tales of a 6th Grade Classroom: Tech Tips: 79 Interesting Ways to Use Google Docs in the Classroom. My favorite thing about Google Docs? Knowing that the possibilities are endless! There are so many ways to use Google Docs, and teachers are doing amazing things with them in the classroom. One of my favorite resources is a wikispace that contains a slideshow entitled "79 Interesting Ways to Use Google Forms in the Classroom".

This document is an amazing resource. The ideas are wonderful, and just reading them gets my own brain mulling over ways to adapt and build on the ideas presented. I highly recommend taking a look at what these teachers have shared. In addition, don't forget that Google Docs can be easily shared and accessed by students via QR codes. How are you using Google Docs with your students? 20 Google Docs Secrets for busy teachers and students. Automatically add email addresses: If you have Google Apps, the email addresses of the people who fill out the form will automatically be saved. Hide chat: Keep everyone quiet during your presentation by clicking the left side of the chat module. Track edits and changes: In Google Docs you can go back and forth between edits that you or collaborators made. Remove collaborators: If you want to take someone off a project, click none next to the name of the person you want to remove.

Turn it into a webpage: Download your document in HTML, and you can share it as a webpage with a minimal amount of hassle. Change ownership: Switch ownership of Google docs as project leaders change. Share an entire folder: If you’ve got a collection of documents to work on together with students or staff, just open up a shared folder that everyone can access and contribute to. Adding video: Remember Google owns YouTube, so they know video. Untitled.

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