Sunday, February 19, 2017
Five Ways Teachers Can Use Google Forms For Classroom Administrative Tasks
There are a number of ways a teacher can incorporate Google Forms into their lesson plans. But what about the administrative side of teaching? We know that there are many classroom administrative tasks that teachers do in order to keep their classroom running like a well oiled machine. Here are five ways Google Forms can help with some of those administrative tasks.
1. Sign out form.
If you keep a sign out sheet for when students leave the classroom, Google Forms is a great way to keep it paperless! Simply create a form with pertinent information such as name, period, reason, leave time. Link the form to a Google Sheet and you've got a record of students that leave the classroom.
2. Contact form.
This is a great way to keep all of the times students and/or parents have been in contact organized. Create a Contact Form with such information as parent or student name, best contact email, and reason for contact. Imbed the form in your website (especially easy to do if your using the new Google Sites) in your Google Classroom site.
3. Discipline referral.
A reality of teaching is that sometimes students need to be referred to the administration or discipline office. A Google Form can easily help with the appropriate referral form. Simply create the form with the relevant information that your school needs. Then, on the occasion that it becomes necessary to use, you can simply and quickly fill out the form. You can print it, email it, or share it with the appropriate person. This is also great for keeping track of discipline referrals when linked to a Google Spreadsheet.
4. Teacher lesson plans.
Another way to stay organized with your lesson plans. You can create drop down menu's for grade level and standards. Use text areas for your objectives and other relevant information. Link to Google Sheets to keep all of your lesson plans quickly accessible and organized. If needed, you can quickly email the spreadsheet to an administrator.
5. Material check out.
There are times when a student wants to borrow a book or some other classroom item. Instead of trying to remember or jotting it down on a piece of paper (which you'll lose), set up a check out form. You can easily refer to the attached spreadsheet to see who has what item.