Showing posts with label technology for administrators. Show all posts
Showing posts with label technology for administrators. Show all posts

Monday, December 10, 2012

22 Useful Google Forms for Teachers and Principals

As I've mentioned in the past, Kern Kelley is my go-to person when I need help with Google Forms and Spreadsheets. Recently, Kern Tweeted out a list of the forms that he has developed for teachers and principals. You can make a copy of all of these forms by clicking on the titles and opening them in your Google Drive account.

Applications for Education
All of Kern's Google Forms are designed for educators. The forms that have the broadest appeal are the Virtual Inbox and the HS Document Collector and Viewer. Both forms The allow you to collect and organize the URLs of your students' online works.

Kern and some of his students occasionally host Google+ Hangouts in which they answer questions about Google Apps. The archives of those Hangouts is available on their blog Tech Sherpas.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Kwik Surveys - Create Surveys With Respondent Tracking

Kwik Surveys is a free survey tool that offers a bunch of excellent options. Kwik Surveys gives you the option to mix and match eleven different types of questions. You can administer your survey by posting it on a blog, website, or discussion forum. You can also email your survey to the people you want to take it. If you choose the email option, you can track who has taken your survey and restrict respondents to taking the survey only once.

Applications for Education
Kwik Surveys could be useful for any teacher or school administrator who needs to collect responses from students, staff, or parents. Using the email option could be a good way to make sure results aren't skewed by people taking your survey multiple times.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Learn Boost Adds New Reporting Tools

Learn Boost, a free online gradebook service, recently added some new reporting features. There are new reporting features for analyzing the grades, assignments, and attendance of your classes as a whole. Reports on individual students are also available in the new Learn Boost reporting tools.

In the whole class reporting mode you can get reports on the average score on particular assignments. You can also see a break down of the types and frequency of the assignments you give. The attendance register now allows you to quickly see which students in your classes have the most absences and tardies. The reporting features for individual students includes a break down of a student's performance on individual assignments compared to their classmates.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Meetzi - Make Meetings More Productive

Meetings... love them or hate them, we all have to go to them. Meetzi is a free service that wants to help you make your meetings more productive. At its core Meetzi is a meeting planner. In Meetzi you can plan out the purpose(s) of your meeting and set time limits for each item on your agenda. While actually in your meeting Meetzi counts down the time left for each agenda item. Also while in your meeting you can take notes in Meetzi and assign action items to people in the meeting. Watch the video below to learn more about Meetzi. Update May 2012: Meetzi has been shutdown.