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First Day of Class // Google Form Template

Summer is officially over. 

Winter is coming. 

Time for students!!!

My goal here is to provide you with:

A. Fun

B. Resources

C. Information

D. All of the Above

This one is great for start of the year information gathering. I like to call it the "Tell Me About Your Face Form," but the name is changeable. ;)

Here's the link to automatically create your own Google Form for First Day InfoFeel free to edit/delete/add anything you want. It's yours now, run with it. 

When I started teaching, I emulated Dr. Dykema by gathering student information via index cards, then I would use those to not only have parent contact emails (that never worked) and remember their names.

About as crazy as I'd go in questioning would be "Tell me one Fun Fact About Yourself." This would allow me to respond to them in front of the class, but I'd usually not give a lot of information. This allowed it to be a sort of inside convo to the class, which intrigued the rest of the students so they'd either ask then or later. It sometimes helped with student interactions, especially for those who didn't have the buddy system the day they entered. 

Now, it's 2017. An easy/free way to get to know your students is to know what content they consume on the Social Media. That's why I like this question, it enables itself to become a great conversation starter. Rapport, people, rapport. 

I also enjoy a quick look at how my students feel about my subject matter, because...ya know..pie charts! 

And you know ya boi gonna throw in a Harry Potter pic cause I gotta get them House Points up!

I hope that link worked, holla if it didn't! 


The Pythagorean Theorem Lesson Package // Google Forms

I've got a lesson pack for anyone wanting to learn/teach the Pythagorean Theorem. 

Here's the link to the Google Form

Please make sure you just make a copy of it, and then edit your copy. 

If not, you'll be having your students fill it out and other will be able to see their scores. 

Why do I care about this thing you've made?

Well, you beautiful educator you, you would assign this to your students (the fill-out-a-form view, not the teacher view I linked above), and they would all work on it on their own. 

What makes it special is that I have differentiated it to go to a different page based off their answer. 

So if a student gets this question wrong: 

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Then it goes to a different page that gives them further reinforcement of what a hypotenuse is, then they're redirected to a two-question assessment. 

If they get that original question correct, they go straight to the quiz. 

So it differentiates based on the student's success. 

It also scores the students automatically based on their answers.

You, as the teacher, will be able to see every single student's ability and comfort level with the Pythag of all Theorems. 

Here's another video on it, for fun.

Just in case that wasn't enough Pythagoras to quench your thirst. 

PS That stunning dude in the preview of the form is by buddy Brakebill. He's a professional male model. You can change that if you'd like, but why would you make the form less gorgeous?