Assess Student Knowledge, Learning, and Progress: Admission Tickets and Exit Slips

Have you ever wondered how long students are ACTUALLY spending on their homework? Are you looking for another way to find out what questions students had about their homework so you can quickly and thoroughly target those questions? Do you ever wonder what your STUDENTS feel was the most important concept they learned in class that day? Do you wish you could get a clear indication of what students learned and accomplished in class each day? Admission Tickets and Exit Slips may be another tool to help you solve all of these problems and quickly and easily answer these questions. The purpose of this User Guide is to explain the Admission Ticket and Exit Slip, how to edit them, how to administer them, and tips on using the data that you collect them. Open this folder to locate the Admission Ticket, Exit Survey, and this User Guide. Simply create a new folder in your Google Drive, copy the documents, and move them into your new folder. See page 4 for directions.

User Guide

Admission TicketExit Slip User Guide (1)This User Guide explains everything you need to know about accessing, administering, and using the data created by the Admission Ticket or Exit Survey. This User Guide includes step by step directions with explanations for easy use in your classroom. Flow charts show  each question and where students will be directed within the Admission Ticket or Exit Survey based on their answers. It also explains how to locate and use the data that is generated. It ends with a brief tutorial on how to use Google Forms and Google Classroom to administer the Admission Ticket and Exit Survey.

 

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Admission Tickets and Exit Slips

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Cool Trick: Quizzes and Images in Google Forms

Is this the end of Flubaroo? Not quite, but close. Check out how to create quizzes in Google Forms without add-ons.

Summer 2016 brought a couple of upgrades to Google Forms that will please teachers wanting to create digital assessments: embedded quiz tools and image insertion. Check out the tutorial below covering both and/or read the resources below that.

Google’s Support Page for Quiz Functions

Google’s Instructions for Editing a Form, with Image Directions

Resource Update: The New Google Forms

Do you love Google Forms? Well check out the new design. You’ll love it, too!

Google updated Forms in November 2015. Right now, the update is optional, but it will eventually be mandatory (I’m assuming). Check it out now. It’s easy to learn if you know the old Forms. You’ll probably like it more, too.


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Google’s Help Page on the New Google Forms

 

PD Session: Add Flubaroo to Forms for 21st Century Assessments

Want the computer to take over those grading burdens? Want a simple solution for grading student writing quickly and easily online? Then learn Flubaroo, the Google add-on that makes all this possible.

Presented by Kathryn Nelson and Darlene Blakely

Presenting last on October 19, 2015 as part of the Sylvania Fall Inservice Day. Next presentation to be announced!


From the ad: “Want the computer to take over those grading burdens? Want a simple solution for grading student writing quickly and easily online? Then learn Flubaroo, the Google add-on that makes all this possible.”

In this session, teachers will build on their knowledge of Google Forms and learn how to grade them electronically using Flubaroo. Attention will be given to best practices in designing digital assessments, grading a variety of types of questions, sharing forms via email or Google Classroom, sending grades and feedback to individual students and general issues related to test security.


Couldn’t make the session?  Check out this video overview from Dave Abouav!

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Session Materials

Kathryn and Darlene’s Presentation

Sample Form

For practice, click this link and then make a copy.

Flubaroo’s Home Page

Flubaroo Help Center

Flubaroo Add-on in Chrome Store

Flubaroo’s Instructional Videos

Differentiated Review Form Example

PD Session: Learn How to Navigate in Drive!

Do you feel lost when someone starts talking about Google Docs, Drive, Forms, Slides, and . . . uh . . . all the rest? Relax and come to this session!

Presented by Marilyn Waite and Darla Omey

Last presented on October 19, 2015 as part of the Sylvania Fall Inservice Day; Next presentation to be announced!


From the ad: “Do you feel lost when someone starts talking about Google Docs, Drive, Forms, Slides, and . . . uh . . . all the rest? Relax and come to this session!”

We will work on basic principles in Google products, such as sharing documents, organizing drive, converting Microsoft Office files, and more. This is the session for beginning users and those that want to make sure they know the basics.  Session participants may want to bring a flash drive or have access to Word files so those files can be uploaded to Drive.


Couldn’t make the session?  Check out this video from Google Education on You Tube!


Session Materials

Google Help Page

Google Apps Learning Center

Google Apps Learning Center for Google Docs

Cool Trick: Creating Class Rosters with Google Forms

This simple trick helps teachers customize and control student data with the power of Google!

Would you like the easiest, most powerful class rosters ever? Of course, you would! The workflow is simple.

  1. Create a Google form asking for student information.
  2. Post the form for students to complete.
  3. Collect data.
  4. Admire your awesome, customized, complete roster.

Check out this video for the process.

Want text instructions? Open this text-based primer.

Not sure how to create a Google form? Angry that the video didn’t explain that? Then check out this video on the basics of Google forms.

Teacher Showcase: Google Forms with Michelle Morgan and John Word

Join fourth grade teacher Michelle Morgan and Spanish teacher John Word as they use Google forms to gather information quickly and easily!

Read all the way to the bottom for cool links and helpful teacher contacts!

Michelle Morgan opened the doors to her fourth grade classroom at Central Trail Elementary on a Thursday night with her customary warm smile and exuberant personality. A new group of fourth grade parents were arriving for open house to find that their children had hit the jackpot with Michelle. In that sense, nothing had changed. But for one little piece.

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Michelle Morgan’s parents giving her valuable information that will help her develop caring relationships.

Like many teachers, Michelle had used a sign-in sheet to collect parent information in previous open houses. While she wanted to shake hands and share greetings with each and every parent, time was limited. She needed to collect this information so she could develop relationships later: by phone, by email, in person. But this year, Michelle made her life a little bit easier by forgetting the sign-in sheet and creating a Google form. Parents that visited her classroom would take a moment to complete a short form on a desktop computer. The form asked parents for their name, any email addresses and phone numbers, and something Michelle should know about their child. These last comments ranged from “She’s a SWEET girl!! Hope you enjoy her as much as we do!!” to “Just that he is so excited to have you as a teacher this year!” After they completed the form on the desktop, they enjoyed Michelle’s company as she talked to them about the upcoming year.

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Everyone fills out the simple information form!

You might ask what was so special about completing a Google form instead of a written sign-in sheet. Well, by doing this, Michelle did not need to transcribe the information and worry about handwriting problems. She did not need to watch lines of parents waiting for the clipboard. She instantly had access to the data she needed and could organize it swiftly and effectively on a spreadsheet. Even better, parents that could not attend open house could receive the form through email to complete at home. The process was smooth, and the results were powerful.

Michelle had this to say about her first time using Google forms for open house data collection: “The process was simple, smooth and ran itself. I set it up as a station during my Open House. Parents were able to utilize this with ease at my desktop computers. I love how all of the data that was collected was organized into a spreadsheet through Google forms. I was left with very valuable information on each student that I was able to use immediately, including parents’ emails, phone numbers and notes about each child. I am so glad I tried this!”

[Showcase Update: Sarah Shanahan, preschool teacher at Stranahan, used a similar form approach through her Weebly site. She was able to gather parent information and solicit snack sign-ups. Check out links for her materials below.]

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John Word speaking Spanish to his Spanish 3 Honors students.

At Northview High School, teachers are using Michelle’s approach to collect student information in a similar way. On the first day of class this year, Spanish teacher John Word jumped out of the gate with Honors Spanish 3. Students gathered into corners of the room based on certain choices, like what they did over the summer or what their moods are. John talked to them exclusively in Spanish the entire time, kindly encouraging them to respond in kind. John’s ability to direct his students into comprehending Spanish and then speaking it was masterful.

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John’s SmartBoard-posted instructions for the Google form

At the end of the activity, John posted directions for students to grab their smartphones and complete a follow-up writing activity. Like Michelle, he used Google forms. His students read the instructions from the board in Spanish (Many students discovered that smartphone translates to teléfono inteligente.), including a shortened URL that gave them access to the form. The students quickly and easily pulled up the form and completed it, sending the results to John in an instantly organized spreadsheet, just like the parent data that Michelle pulled in. Once finished, John said adios with his signature smile and warmth.

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Students completing John’s reflection survey on their Smartphones.

When asked about what she felt about using a smartphone to complete the activity, one of John’s sophomores said, “I like it. It’s just so easy. I use the phone and don’t even have to think about it.” She was right. The entire class had to think carefully about the Spanish content, but they never spared a second thought about John’s use of forms. And after class, John was able to examine the writing reflections all in one spreadsheet, organized clearly and easily readable. He saved time by not shuffling papers and sifting through separate student responses.

You’ve been in the same place as Michelle’s parents or John’s students. You’ve completed a Google form in your time teaching in Sylvania Schools if you ever responded to an administrative survey or completed a computer help desk form. But how often do you use forms in your classroom? Teachers around the district are using this simple tool in a variety of ways. Not only are they collecting information like Michelle and John, but they’re also generating quick surveys in class to gather student feedback and direct the lesson agenda. They’re using forms to gather student evaluations at the end of the year. They’re using forms for project proposal submissions and group development. They’re using forms for tests and quizzes and even to schedule student makeup work. This easy-to-learn application in Google Drive is becoming more and more common in Sylvania Schools, and as Sylvania teachers continue to use it, they develop it into more creative and powerful applications.

Would you like to try this cool Google tool for yourself? It’s not too late to use it for your parents at open house! You could talk to Michelle or John or another expert in your building. You could request help from Alex Clarkson at the secondary level or Darren Estelle at the elementary level. You can also check out the links below for more information and guidance. However you proceed, good luck!

Check out these links for more information!

Michelle’s Parent Survey

John’s Student Reflection

Sarah Shanahan’s parent checklist, Weebly form, and orientation letter

Alex Clarkson’s “McCord Talks” Speech Proposal

Alex Clarkson’s Classroom Make-Up Work Scheduler

Beth Emerson and Don Wachowiak’s Introductory American Literature Survey

“Google Forms Tutorial 2015” (Video 14:53)

SDL Page on Flubaroo (the add-on to grade quizzes in Google Forms)

Want to talk to a fellow teacher? At the secondary level, seek out these Forms experts!

At Timberstone, Chris Harrington, Lauren Clark, Marilyn Waite, and Lynn Nedrow

At McCord, Dave Budas and Marilyn Waite

At Arbor Hills, Tony Cutway and Angie Robinson

At Southview, Melissa Tusing, Katy Creecy, and Shelley Bielak

At Northview, Karolynn Nowak, Kathryn Nelson, Beth Emerson, Don Wachowiak, and George France

Resource Introduction: Flubaroo

Here’s the skinny on Flubaroo, that Google add-on that turns forms into self-grading assessments and saves teachers tons of time!


What is it?

Flubaroo is an add-on to Google Sheets that grades assessments you have made in Google Forms. So, if you design and administer a quiz through a form, you can use Flubaroo to grade it in an instant. Not only does it grade the assessment, but it will give you brief data analysis on results and offer to send email grade reports to students. Flubaroo will grade objective questions on its own and offer a quick way for you to hand grade constructed responses. All of this happens quickly, with little set-up and few quicks. Best of all, it is part of the Google suite of applications, so it does not require you to leave Drive to administer or grade quizzes.

How can I use it?

Obviously, use it to grade digital assessments. You could also use it to instantly target problem items on those assessments.

Who’s using it?

Check out these teachers that know and use Flubaroo in your school. Ask them for help!

At Arbor Hills, Tony Cutway

At Timberstone, Lauren Clark and Lynn Nedrow

At Southview, Melissa Tusing and Shelley Bielak

At Northview, George France, Kathryn Nelson, Keevan Hazel, Karolynn Nowak, and John Word

At Central Trail, Julie Bennett

At Highland, Kyle Newnham

At Stranahan, Amanda Sanderson

Are you or someone you know using this? Notify us, and we’ll post your or their name here as a building expert! Email to aclarkson@sylvaniaschools.org.


Are you still behind on forms? Check out this short video by Peter Hochsprung to help you review creating a quiz and then grade it through Flubaroo. 


Resource Links

Flubaroo Home Page

Flubraoo Listing in Chrome Web Store

Keevan Hazel’s Print-Based Instructions for Self-Grading Quizzes

“Flubaroo Grade by Hand Addition” (Video 3:23)

“AutoGrade in Flubaroo” (Video 2:24)