For months, I have been searching for a way to ensure my students have been doing thier homework without having to take in copious amounts of paper. Google Forms has come to my rescue!
Not only can I send all of my students the concept questions via Google Form, their answers are convieniently placed on a Google Sheet with a date/time stamp for me to see when they completed the assignment.
Three key pieces of information were quickly determined: some students did NOT do thier work (nothing but blank where their response should have been); some students were completing their work after midnight (clearly a problem with getting adequate rest and balance); and misconceptions were easilty identified.
The more I use Google Apps for Educators, the more practical applications I can see for my students, my department, and myself for constructing meaning and communication. Next week during our professional development afternoon, I will give my department a demonstration of a site that I constructed and how I am using it in class. #excited