Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Easily Share Form Results

A teacher recently asked me how to share form results with her principal after exhausting every option. It seems like there would be a simple solution. However, the form results vary in format so you need to know exactly what you want. Pick the best option for the person with whom you're sharing the results.

Option 1 - Share the Spreadsheet of Results
Pros - details, user can click on Form, Summary of Results to see charts
Cons - ugly, you might have to instruct the user how to view the Summary of Results

Option 2 - Share Editing Rights to the Form
Pro - user can see everything
Cons - user might not know how Forms work, how to find the results, maybe you don't want them to have editing rights

Option 3 - Share the PDF of the Summary of Results
Pros - easy to view, easy to email to someone, easy to print, pretty, my favorite
Con - a few extra clicks on your part

Sharing a PDF of the Summary of Results

1. Open your Google Form

2. Click Responses

3. Click the Spreadsheet button

4. In the spreadsheet of results, from the menu at the top go to Form, Show Summary of Responses.

5. Right-click on the Summary of Responses and choose Print.

6. Change the printer to PDF

7. Save as PDF and now you can email or print that PDF easily for others to see results. 

As always let me know if you have any questions. I'm here to help! 

Monday, April 4, 2016

Upcoming Learning Opportunities in the NTX!

As educators, we know that in order to be effective in the classroom/campus, we must never stop learning. I urge you to connect with others on your campus by joining a professional learning community (PLC), starting a special interest group (SIG), expanding your professional learning network (PLN) via social media (Twitter, Google+ Communities, etc.), and attending conferences when you can. If you need help getting started with any of these, please email me or Tweet me or Google+ me. :)

My colleague, Clara Alaniz, created a lovely comprehensive list of upcoming conferences in the North Texas area. She blogged about it on our Plano ISD Tech-tastic blog today.

We will be at the Region 11 E-merge, TXGoo conference in Frisco (presenting!), Region 10 Tech Conference (presenting!), McKinney ISD's Converge, PISD's SEA (presenting!), Edcamp Global online conference (facilitating!), and PISD's ETSI (organizing!). We hope to see you there.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Search Smart

As I prepare for the Google Educator Level 1 certification test, I'm collecting really great resources provided by the Google Training Center. Particularly, knowing how to search smart using Google seemed blog-worthy to me.

Valid & Reliable

Students need our help to learn how to evaluate search results for accurate and reliable information. In this video the teacher describes great strategies to help students conduct Google searches. She suggests considering the "Rule of 3" (comparing 3 resources before coming to a conclusion on a topic), domain extensions (.com, .org, .gov, etc.), and the author's point of view, among others, when conducting a Google search.

Narrow Your Search

Did you know that you can narrow a Google search with filters, search tools, and modifiers? Print this poster for your classroom! Nifty Modifiers Poster

Become an Online Sleuth

Use this lesson with your students tomorrowBecoming an Online Sleuth
The comparison chart on Page 5 has a checklist for students to evaluate three web resources. Love it!

Why Teach How to Search?

Lesson Plans

Google Search Education has a complete curriculum for teaching students how to search! Check out this link for details: http://www.google.com/intl/ta/insidesearch/searcheducation/lessons.html