One great way for students to collect large(ish) data sets for class use is to have them create a Google Form about something they are studying in class. This could be technology use, eating habits (for health class), or opinions on a particular topic. By asking all the students in a given class, section, or … Continue reading Collect Needed Information with Google Forms
Particularly in the Social Sciences, but in any class, it is sometimes useful to have students conduct a survey (this works great for a statistics lesson in a Math class as well!). Allow students time during class to brainstorm what types of questions would elicit responses surrounding the topic from class, then create the Form … Continue reading Engage Students with Google Forms
As mentioned in the previous post, Twitter is a great tool for moderating class discussion, as well as keeping class “takeaways” organized. It provides a feed for anyone (teacher or student) to refer back to after the learning has taken place, which can serve as feedback for the teacher, and a study guide for students. … Continue reading Get organized–with Twitter!
Using Twitter in class can be a great communication and discussion tool. By giving students a specific hashtag, it is easy to track discussion and responses, and for having a record to look back on later. But Twitter can also be useful outside of the classroom. Twitter as an announcement platform - Twitter can … Continue reading How can Twitter improve communication?