Back to School Lesson Ideas and Resources Thanks to My Education PLN

My PLN is becoming one of my best resources when it comes to integrating technology. It is amazing how much I’m learning due to a global connection with educators from around the world. Thanks to André J. Spang @Tastenspieler I discovered this  back to school globally shared Google Doc resource, “BACK TO SCHOOL LIKE A PIRATE”.  It is amazing how many trending Ed Tech Ideas are under my fingertips in the time it takes to drink one cup of coffee!

NOTE: PLN is an acronym for Personal Learning Network.  Some of the popular social networks used to establish a PLN are Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. Once a PLN is created and tweaked it becomes a tool which works for providing resources to the educator. This saves a lot of lost time from searching the web for the newest trends, resources, Ed Tech Templates, worksheets, websites and etc…

Creating an Interactive Entry Ticket the Basics

Today I’m sharing how to create the Interactive Entry Ticket seen in a prior post. You will be amazed with how easy it is to create using Google Forms. Google Forms may be one of the most underused APPs sitting in your Google Drive. Most people relate the form with a method of providing surveys and polls. In actuality Google Forms is a very powerful tool for the educator. A Google form can assist you with collecting daily teaching evidence, RTI data, assessment data and it can save some time by automatically grading. All information collects into a spreadsheet. Imagine the time saved by scrolling down a spread sheet versus thumbing through piles of paper.

Google forms offer the user the ability to embed video, audio, clipart and link out to the web. This makes it easier to differentiate the work for all the different learning styles! I would say the power of a Google Form is a “Win Win” situation not only for the teacher but also the students!

This is how I created the Interactive Entry Ticket wait to you see what a breeze it is to create. Doesn’t take much time at all and offers a “Big Bang for the Bucks!”

  • Go to Google Drive click on New, Scroll Down to More, Click Forms

Open Google Forms

  • Click to give the Forms a Name

Forms ~give it a name

  • Give the Forms a Description

Forms Description

  • Type a question in the Untitled Question field
    • Provide text clues
    • Choose a question type
    • Click done when finished

Forms write question

forms question types

  • Add Items option allows you to add extra text, checkboxes, video, images, and etc…

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  • Choose a theme and then Click Send

Change Theme Click Send form

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  • Choose which method to use for sending the form then click done!

click done