My Teacher Evaluation Survey

Thanks to so, so many of you who shared your amazing surveys with me!  I took questions from almost all of them and combined them. My students gave me some of the best information I’ve ever received from a survey so it was worth the time.

I made it anonymous so students would be honest. If you decide to make it anonymous, be aware that sometimes it may be tough to read.  Remember that it is probably not possible to please everyone.  Focus on the good comments and the majority of the comments.  Also, sometimes students are just in the wrong class. It’s not their fault, and it’s not your fault, but it still can make it a tough year for the student.  I need to read those comments, because I want to be able to help all students, especially the ones that may be struggling.

I’d like to survey students on a more regular basis next year so I can make sure that all of my students are in an ok place. (Again, I’m not trying to please everyone, but I would like to know if someone is really miserable when I still have a chance to help them.)  Instead of a formal survey on a regular basis, I’m planning on putting a quick question on every test, and doing a great idea that Megan gave me, which is asking post-it note questions.

I took some of the responses and made wordles with them that I plan on sharing with my students.  I’m still waiting on two classes to finish the survey, so I will publish the Word Clouds tomorrow!  Here is a quick preview of one word they would use to describe my class.

One word to describe

And here is the editable survey.

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Survey Project – Creativity, Collaboration, and Technology

The “Survey” project is my favorite project of the year because it combines technology, creativity, and collaboration.  This project incorporates three different Google Documents, word, spreadsheet, and presentation (two groups even created a Google Form).  The students create their own survey question and decide how to best display their data.  Students also have the option to work together.  My students love working with each other, being creative, and technology so they are completely engaged throughout the project.

Working individually or in small groups, students created a survey question, then determined their population and their sample.  I created a survey form on Google Docs that they had to duplicate, fill out, and share with me to gain approval for their survey questions.  The Google Document was very useful as I could make suggestions with the “comment” feature while they were working on them.

Once they had approval, they were off to collect data.  I have given them several surveys over the past year using Google Forms and I was very impressed with a couple of groups that created their own Google Form to collect their data.

Students created a Google Spreadsheets to analyze and display their data.  They have used Google spreadsheets in my class before, but have not created their own.  They first made frequency tables and then created a chart of their choice to display their data.

Once their charts were created in a Google Spreadsheet, they inserted them into a Google presentation.  I created a single Google presentation in which they all were to add their charts.  This way, I have all of their results in one place.  I love doing this for two reasons.  Having all of their work in one document is wonderful on presentation day because we do not have to wait for every student to access their own document when it is their turn to present.  It also makes it very easy for me to grade.

 

 A great result of this project is that I now have one amazing and creative document made by the students to teach with not only this year, but also for future years.  I had the current students come up with two math questions relating to their chart(s), and the answers to the questions on the next slide. This year, students will ask the questions of their peers as they present.  Next year I can use this document full of bar graphs, double bar graphs and pie charts to teach other students.  My current students are very excited that I plan to use their projects to teach next year’s students.  And, I believe that my future students will be more interested in the learning about these charts because they were created by students.  Everybody wins!