Information is important! Data about student behavior is so helpful when deciding how best to help our students.
But, to be honest, when I am in the middle of teaching, or helping other students, it is hard to stop everything and record student behavior.
Google Forms makes data collection a breeze!
First, make a separate Google Form for each student you are progress monitoring. Using the checkbox option, make a list of the items you are monitoring.
The example below is for behavior. If you are trying to gather data about a student’s behavior, make a check box list of the common behaviors you want to track.
It can work the same way for sills or learning goals.
Then put a link to the form ON YOUR PHONE. This is really the magic of using the Google Form, because you always have your phone with you.
You are walking down the hall with your class and JP yells out an obscenity? Pull up the form on your phone and record it right then and there. A timestamp will automatically be generated, so when you go in and look at your data you will be able to see the patterns in behavior.
To see the data, click the ‘responses’ tab at the top. Then click the green square near the top right corner of the screen. This will generate a spreadsheet with all of your data entry!
Just what you need, data to better help your students!
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