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SMS Techtip: A Classroom Sign-out Log for the Digital World

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Hi Everyone,

Now that we’re in the 1:1 environment, we can streamline a lot of what we do — including how kids sign out from our classes.  It is pretty simple to create a Google Survey that will record each kid that exits your room: consider this one that we are currently piloting:Screen Shot 2015-09-17 at 2.15.43 PM

When a student wants to exit, all they do is enter their name, pick the class, and select their destination.

Google will automatically record a time stamp and the student’s login, so there’s no worry about someone putting in someone else’s name.

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Once a student submits the form, it shows this screen – the student shows you this screen, and then exits.

Screen Shot 2015-09-17 at 2.23.30 PM

All the results then appear in an easy-to read spreadsheet, organized by time and day.  You can add in a filter, too, and sort by whatever category you wish.   Then, rather than cross-referencing different papers, notebooks, and lists in different classrooms, we have all of our corridor passes organized in one list ( blurred the student names and emails):

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How do you configure a form to do this?  The key is in the settings up top – the first two checkboxes give you a record of whose account was used to fill the form out:

Screen Shot 2015-09-17 at 2.26.42 PM

Once it is set up, here’s how we use it.  We have students open the form in Safari, and then save the page to their homescreen.  This way, when they need to go somewhere, the form is one click away.  The student fills out the form, hits submit, and then just shows that “thank you” screen in order to head out.

If your team is interested in test driving this, or setting one up, let us know – we’d be happy to help!  Looking down the line, it’s also possible to have one, simple form for each grade, should we so desire…

Per usual, send along any tech tips you’d like to share — we’re always looking for guest posts!

Deremy

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