Forming Your Inquiry: Using Google Forms in Education
Sara Beauchamp-Hicks
beauchampsara@gmail.com


Traditional Research Paper
One minute: Everything you can remember about writing a research paper.
  • Pair and Share

Discussion:
Note Cards
Brainstorming
outlining
research
Card catalog
microfiche
Teacher focused


Charting your own path...

The Networked Student


Re-Searching vs. I-Searching
  • Inquiry Based Learning
  • I-Search Process
  • Authentic Research Questions
  • Student Driven Data Collection

Google Forms: Quick Overview

Examples:external image c.gif

Volunteer: Create a Survey

Discussion:
Why are we making the form? Research: Moon, Phases
Mode
  • What type of survey? Questions?
View of the moon from their location
Why does the moon change?
Movement, timing
Calendar, months of the year
Seasons
Audience
  • Who are the potential audiences would your students be writing the survey for? Peers, public, teachers, family, etc.
Other upper elementary classrooms--local, globally
Purpose
  • What kind of data are they hoping to gather? Why purpose is the data going to serve? Repeat a national survey at school level or collecting entirely new data from a new design.
Self-reflection of their learning
Situation
  • What situation does the writer find themselves in? Technical aspects of creating forms, types of questions to ask, collecting and analyzing the data, reporting on the results, integrating it into larger body of research.


Create-Publish-Distribute
  • Spreadsheet characteristics
  • Editing the Form, confirmation
  • Publishing, embedding, emailing

Audience: Take the Survey

Real-time data collection
  • Summary of Responses
  • Live Form

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