Survey Monkey, Turn It In2 & Visio LSIS 5614 Class Project Amber Boyd-Miller
Class Project: For this assignment, we’ll explore three different technologies that can be applied to classroom teaching & learning
Microsoft Visio is a diagramming software package that allows students to transform complex ideas into concrete, visual statements. This software is available for purchase from numerous retail and online outlets, at several feature levels (Basic/Standard/Professional/Studio). For Visio Standard 2010, the retail price is approx. $250.
Flowcharts Floor Plans Examples of the most popular Visio projects
First, install software on desktop or laptop. Then, select the type of project you would like to start. There are several templates available (click on the one that interests you) For this example, we’ll create a flowchart, so I clicked on “Flowchart” on the last row of icons. Step by Step Directions: Visio
There are several flowchart templates available. Click on “Basic Flowchart” to begin this example. Select type of project
This is the blank canvas for creating your flowchart. Look at the symbols available on the left side of the screen. Click and drag the first symbol you would like to use for your flowchart. Start your design
The “Design” tab at the top of the screen allows you to select color schemes for your shapes. You can also add connector lines to make the shaped “flow” & click the shape to add text inside the shape’s boundary. Add design elements
Research has shown that Cognitive Behavior Modification via modeling and self-instruction can be an effective method of teaching, especially for children with attention disorders. • Visio can be utilized as one of the components of self-instruction, by having students graph out the sequence of events needed for particular topic, subject, or process. • The graphs and flowcharts that Visio helps them create can combine with self-talk to enable students to properly model components of any curriculum. • Also, Visio allows students to graphically visualize topics that may be too ethereal for their comprehension. Adaptive Application: ADD &ADHD students
SurveyMonkey is a web-based interactive survey application that provides an easy to use platform for hosting surveys and questionnaires. • Accessible online at www.surveymonkey.com • The Basic Package is free (10 questions per survey/ 100 responses per survey), with additional features for packages with additional features. • The Select, Gold & Platinum packages range in price from $199 to $799 annually.
The educational applications of Survey Monkey are diverse. • Examples: course evaluations, faculty satisfaction surveys, and hosting quizzes and tests.
Go to www.surveymonkey.com Sign up for a free basic account Click on “Create Survey” in upper right hand corner of web page This is the page that will start your survey Directions: Create a survey
If you have never created a survey before, SurveyMonkey provides several templates on the Create Survey screen Or, you can choose to go your own way by selecting “Create a New Survey” Available templates
Select the background color for your survey (I chose Daisy Meadow green) Click on the drop-down menu, “Add question” to create your first survey question The name of this survey is “West Carteret Professional Development” Start developing survey
SurveyMonkey gives you the option to create multiple choice answer, or ranges, as was selected here The format is very user-friendly and walks you through every step of the way The question I entered was “Please rate the following aspects of the Turn It In presentation.” The program helped me enter the rating scale based upon the my choice of criteria Once you are done with the first question, click the drop-down menu for “Add Question” to create another Create questions
You can email the survey to participants, post it on a website or share it on Facebook to collect responses Notice the “Next Step” button; the web site will walk you through all the necessary steps! Share the survey
As you gather responses, click on the options on the left to manage the response data Gather & analyze responses
Turn It In2 is a combination database and software package that provides a platform for plagiarism detection, peer reviewing of papers, and the capacity for teacher grading of student-written assignments. • Schools and colleges typically purchase group access for Turn It In for use by their faculty and students. • TurnItIn2 must be purchased through an approved sales representative, who may be reached via the official website. • Teachers create online lists of students, who must register and log in. Once logged in, students upload writing assignments to their teachers through Turn It In2.
Once an assignment is uploaded, TurnIt In checks the text of the student’s document against its database of 135 million student papers and 90,000 periodicals and journals • Portions of the student’s work that match other papers and articles are highlighted for both the teacher and student to see. • Also, once the assignment is uploaded, the teacher can assign peer review tasks to the class. • The teacher can also review the written assignment, and review, give feedback, and make corrections just like they would with a written paper.
Teachers receive a log-in name and password from their school In turn, teachers create class lists for students to join with their own passwords, following the prompts . The screen shot shows the main instructor page for me, with my Information Skills class listed. To add a new class, click on the “Add Class” button shown with the green cross. Directions: Log in & create class
Once you’ve created a class, add students by clicking on the tab to the right side. Currently, Middy Miller is the only student in this class. You can see her email address, and user id on this screen, too. Add students to your class
Next, click on the “Assignments” tab at the top of the window to create an assignment. Here, I’ve created a task called “research paper.” The program walks you through the steps of calculating due dates, peer review options and point values. Create an assignment
Using their logins, students submit the assignment to Turn It In.com. The software compares the student’s work to its database, and issues an originality report. The highlighted portions have been identified as duplications. Keep in mind that there are legitimate reasons that similarities can be found, such as direct and cited quotes. Submit & review assignments
To open the Grading feature of this program, click on the blue “Grading” button on the top left corner. The Quick Mark column to the right will open, which lists the most commonly used teacher comments for grading papers. By clicking anywhere on the paper, teachers can insert comments from the Quick Mark group, or initiate their own unique comment. Grading options
Click on the upper right corner to assign a grade for this assignment. The student will be able to review teacher comments in privacy when they pull up the paper from their personal account. No papers to worry about losing, both for teachers and students! Final grade & feedback
West Carteret HS (Morehead City) utilizes Turn It In2, primarily for composition assignments in English courses Observation On March 8, I completed a 30-minute observation of seniors who were using TurnItIn2 to submit their senior project research papers. The students use TurnItIn proactively, to see where they have forgotten to make citations before the final draft is due. All of the students seem to appreciate the value of the software, and found it easy to login and use.
All three of these technologies have direct application to the classroom, although only Turn It In was designed specifically for the education environment. • Microsoft Visio, SurveyMonkey, and TurnItIn2 all enable teachers to move educational tasks into the 21st Century, and employ technology to help students analyze, write, and give feedback more effectively. Conclusion