When form meets function
Posted October 2, 2012on:
I will be the first to say that the teacher in the video could have used some other tool and method to get her students to open up to her.
But while Google Forms was not the most important ingredient, it was essential. That said, it was a caring teacher who thought of a way to leverage on Google Forms to get her students to tell her their stories.
Our students are already telling their stories. They leave digital trails in Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and other online spaces.
The Internet can connect people, but sometimes people put barriers up in school to prevent those connections, e.g., no mobile devices, Internet filters, systems like SSOE.
Form must meet function. If the function is to connect, the form must change.