Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Why don't you "google" that?

It is hard to imagine life without Google.  How much do you "google" each day?

When did Google become a verb.  Rather than say we are going to look up something on the internet, we say we will "google" it.  It's become the "Kleenex" of the internet.  Very few people ask for a tissue-- but many of us ask for a kleenex.

We don't research on the internet-- we google.

Since our district transitioned to being a Google district, I have to admit I have become an ardent Google fan.  I love the email and also Google Chrome, easily rotating between personal and work email.

One of my favorite Google tools is Google Forms.  Have you tried it?  In an extremely short time, you can develop a survey with any type of question, choose what kind of answer and whether it is required or not, choose a cute theme background and share it with your entire staff, contact list or even small group.

It compiles the results in two different formats which you can also share with the recipients or anyone else you want for great transparency to survey takers.

Our staff uses Google forms to collect student data and we utilize it to solicit important input and feedback, documenting collaboration and SMART goals for same-subject team or departmental PLC work.  It can be shared among teachers, among teachers or administrators, or even with Central Office, a great documentation tool of teacher and student work.

Don't know how to repair your washing machine?

Don't know how to post a youtube video?

Don't know how to do a Google form?

Just Google it.


6 comments:

  1. I love Google, too! I just created listening practice for our students in preparation for SBAC testing. I made an audio presentation and uploaded it to youtube. I embedded it into a Google form, adding 3 or 4 questions for students to answer. It works like a charm!!

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    1. Great ideas. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  2. I love Google, too! I just created listening practice for our students in preparation for SBAC testing. I made an audio presentation and uploaded it to youtube. I embedded it into a Google form, adding 3 or 4 questions for students to answer. It works like a charm!!

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  3. I still remember when I learned about Google. It was around 1999 and the creators were on the Today show or one of the other morning shows. I tried it almost immediately and have never looked back.

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    1. You are one of the lucky ones who have a long history. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  4. Before Google... hard to imagine! Well done. Love this post!

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