Google forms are a versatile tool for use in the classroom. They allow you to collect information, quiz students and organize data. Consider having students use Google Forms to collect information on class projects. For example, in science we look at 24 different specimens of life. Over the year’s students would create labels for each jar, then they could cut and organize them into different groups. To improve this activity, I created a Google form that each student uses to collect information. They fill out a form ticket for each jar and the ticket populates a spreadsheet they can use to analyze data after the activity. The same method could be used for observations of daily events, daily writing prompts or even vocabulary tickets. The best part is there are no lost notebooks and sorting data in a Google Spreadsheet is a snap. The following are video instructions from my animal classification lab. This lab requires students to collect data from 24 preserved specimens, then analyze it in Google Sheets
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