Getting to know your students

Collaborative Presentation

  • Generate a collaborative photo album to which students submit photos of themselves.
  • Make a copy of this presentation
  • Change the title to represent your class
  • Assign each student a page number and ask them to change the name, photograph, and data with their personal information. The photographs can be inserted by right-clicking on the existing photo and replacing the URL with the URL of their photos in the collaborative photo album.
  • Ask students to find another student with similar hobbies or interests and introduce themselves.
  • Each pair of students will then stand and introduce each other when their personal slides are displayed on the class screen.

Construct a student survey

Build your own survey

  • Review the questions generated by your colleagues.
  • Select questions you think are the most appropriate and generate a collaborative electronic questionnaire with the help of your colleagues. Try to create multiple choice, choose from a list, grid, scale, and checkbox questions as they provide an opportunity for instant analysis.
  • Once the collaborative survey is created, make a copy of the survey and then adapt it to your needs by adding, deleting and editing questions

The following prompts may help you think of good questions to ask:

Informational questions

    • What are your hobbies?
    • What extracurricular activities are you involved in?
    • What profession/occupation are you most interested in?
    • Do you plan to go to college? If so, where would you like to go?
    • Do you know anyone (other than a teacher) who has gone to college? If so, who?
    • What other science classes have you taken?
    • Why did you enroll in this class?

Free response. Complete the following sentences...

    • My friends are…
    • School is…
    • I can’t understand why…
    • I feel bad when…
    • I wish my teachers…
    • The best thing about me is…
    • If I could change one thing about myself, I would change…
    • Going to college is…
    • People think I…
    • On weekends, I…
    • My family…
    • To me, homework is…
    • I hope I’ll never…
    • When I finish high school…
    • I’m afraid when…
    • I am at my best when…