TEACHnology Today

Technology Integration Newsletter-December 17, 2014

Tools for Creating Surveys and Polls in the Classroom

Per Mr. Schmidt and Mr. McNulty: As part of teacher evaluation, staff members are required to survey their students at least once every 3 years. This needs to be completed prior to a full evaluation year. Non-tenured staff need to complete a survey each year of non-tenured status. The survey can be completed at any time of the year. The survey must also be approved by administration prior to being given.

If you are unsure of what platform to use when surveying your students, I have included suggestions below.

Survey and Polls

  • Google Forms: This option allows you to create a survey with your school Google account and even collaborate with others of similar grade levels or subjects on a survey. This may be a great option for grade level partners. Our school uses Google Forms for our transportation requests and behavior referrals. There are several options for creating questions of various formats including multiple choice, true/false, checkbox, and ordered response questions, as well as free typing space for short answer questions.
  • Socrative: Teachers can create a free account and engage and assess their students with educational activities and surveys on tablets, laptops and smartphones. You can instantly see results coming in. There are options to create quizzes, exit tickets and surveys. Mr. Schmidt and Mr. McNulty have used these in staff meetings recently. There is a handy step by step how to guide linked below. There is a teacher app you can download, and a student app that is on some of the elementary student iPads, so this might be an awesome choice for elementary teachers!
  • Wufoo: This site allows you to create up to 3 surveys for free before getting the paid version. I like it because you can embed them almost anywhere, and the reports you can generate from the data are beautiful and very informative! This is the type of survey you have seen in my technology newsletters in the past. It's similar to Google Forms in terms of format.
  • Quia: For those of you who pay for Quia, there is a built in survey creator. I use this with my students and it's pretty awesome. If you already subscribe, it's a great option.
  • Click2Answer: While not the prettiest poll, this site allows for users and administrators to get an email each time someone completes the survey. Participants can also add comments and all the answers and comments are presented in an easy-to-read chart.
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Past Editions of TEACHnology Today

September 4, 2014: Important Links, About Tech Integration, Chromebook Update and Google Classroom
September 11, 2014: Important Links, Technology Goals, Google Calendar and Chromebook Checkout, the 1-iPad Classroom and Reflector App
September 18, 2014: Important Links, Kahoot.it Tutorial, iPad App: Rhyme to Read
September 25, 2014: Digital Citizenship Image, Chromebook Checkout Refresher, iPad App: Noise Down, Bookmarking Sites: Tizmos and SymbalooEDU (with examples/resources by subject area and grade level)
October 2, 2014: Technology Goal Submission, Tutorial: Remind, Technology Workshop Opportunities, Chromebook Use Update
October 14, 2014: Technology Goal Update, iPad Spectrum, Apps for Every Classroom, Cool Tool: Planboard with Examples
October 23, 2014: Teaching Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety, iPad Reference Card (Printable), Cool Tool: Chatterpix App, Google Classroom, Apps for English and History, Sight Words on iPad, Youtube Channels for Educators
November 10, 2014: Tech Integration Request Form, Reflector and Splashtop (installation and use with your iPad and school computers), Google Calendar Refresher and links to LP School Calendars
November 18, 2014: Technology Mini-Session Poll, iPad App Suggestions with ThingLink, Thankful Turkeys with imagechef.com, Past Editions and Tech Integration Request Form
November 25, 2014: Technology Mini Session 1 Information, Planboard: Unit Planner How-To Guide, Formative Assessment with Socrative

December 4, 2014: Using Apps to Level your Classroom Library, Leveler Websites and Databases, 15 Virtual Field Trip Apps, and a Neat End of Year Activity

December 17, 2014: Survey Tools, Socrative, 30 Best Apps of 2014, WebTools with No Registration Required, Fun Classroom Timers