Time : Session #4 2:10-3:00pm
Location: Room D47
Session Overview: Positive feedback is one of the most powerful motivators in a teacher's toolbox. It builds trust and respect between teachers and students, it brings delight to parents, and it can be one of the most positive, vivid memories of a student's adolescence. Yet, teachers often lack the time to provide the type of meaningful feedback they would otherwise love to convey.
This session will guide educators through the process of creating an easy to manage, efficient, school-wide system for positive student recognition. This method streamlines opportunities for positive behavior support, such gathering nominations for and distributing awards for a Student of the Month initiative. It starts with the creation of a positive feedback certificate template, customized as a Google Document. By using the Autocrat merge script, this template is then automatically populated with student names, dates, and positive comments that are conveniently gathered from teachers using a Google Form. The installation of the Autocrat script automatically generates and emails a customized copy of your certificate to a selected point person. Once printed, it can be given to the students as a physical reminder of their hard work. You'll also have a Google spreadsheet database of all recognized students over, time which is great for record keeping nominations and past award winners. See an example certificate below, or CLICK HERE to view in Google Docs
This process can also be used to create a system for generating other documents quickly and easily from a Google form, including a iPad or Chromebook app installation request, like shown here: http://goo.gl/PRCihA
Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced
Strand: Instruction geared for teachers and administration
Featured Tools: Google Docs, Forms, and Sheets (utilizing the Autocrat merge template script)
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