Natalie Mecaughey is our newest Lesson Leader. Natalie has a great blog, The Urban Educator, and has a great lesson, not for your kiddos, but for you. . .about Google Drive. I use Google Drive and appreciate it’s ease and awesome ability to gather data. Natalie has summed it up well for everyone below:
Have you ever had a document you were working on with a colleague and every time you edited the document, you had to send it back and forth via email? It starts to get very confusing – what is the most current document? Who made the last edit? Then… if you make an edit and didn’t have the most updated version… well, now you’re in trouble! You find yourself scrambling to fix and edit two versions and it can get very frustrating. Google drive (google docs, presentations,
spreadsheets, & forms) can help out with this problem. You can create files that other people can edit and there is no need to send anything to each other. If you haven’t played around with sharing google docs and files, I suggest trying it out and seeing how to use it for your needs.
In addition to file sharing, google also has invented google forms. Google forms can be so helpful for many things, I’m finding new uses every day. For example: if you need to know students who would benefit from an anger management group – instead of sending an email, send a google form! All the responses will be organized for you in a spreadsheet and you can ask multiple questions and have
answers listed in a drop down box or even a scale – as opposed to everyone writing out their responses. Here is an example I made (took me about 2 minutes):
Here is a quick emaze presentation Natalie also has for you on how to use google forms:
Want to look at another? Here is mine from a previous post, where I show you how to use data for an academic improvement group.
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