Thursday, April 26, 2012

Tracking Daily LEARNING SKILLS with Tools2Go

Teachers have always placed great importance on the Learning Skills that students possess and how they relate directly to their success as learners. We teach them both formally and informally every day in our classrooms. Growing Success - Assessment, Evaluation, and Reporting in Ontario Schools (K-12) outlines six learning skills as integral parts of student learning.

Tracking student achievement of those Learning Skills sometimes presents a different problem. Teachers sometimes find themselves resorting to simply making a decision using a scroll-down menu on the day they submit their marks. 

A Google form (or Tools2Go in the WECDSB) allows teachers to record a level quickly for each of the six Learning Skills for some or all of their students any time they have an internet connection.  Once the form is created, teachers can just access the link and complete the form for one student, or as many as they wish. 

View a sample form that was created using a Google Form. 
Feel free to complete the form and press submit when you are done. 

The responses may be sorted, by student, after you
have gathered enough evidence 
The beauty of a Google form is that the 'responses' are automatically saved as a Google Spreadhseet that can be downloaded in several different formats, including an Excel Spreadsheet. 

All you need is a Gmail account (or Tools2Go in the WECDSB) and you are good to go. 

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