So last week I created a survey through “survey monkey” on the use of google drive to publish their writing. I tried to use Google Forms, however, after almost an hour of trying, and creating the form, for some reason I just could not get to the point where students were able to answer the questions, so I gave up and found Survey Monkey! (I will have to ask Bec where I went wrong and give it another go ! )
Anyway, lets get back to those results !
question 1: do you like using Google Drive to publish your writing ?
an overwhelming 26/28 students said yes, because they enjoy receiving feedback from their peers, and they get ideas from them that they can use next time. Its also fun, and they like that they can edit their work and receive constructive feedback from one another. 2 students said that they preferred writing in their books, as they didn’t enjoy typing !
question 2: Does using Google Docs help with your writing ? How ?
25/28 students said yes ! they felt that getting feedback from other students helped their writing, and that seeing their spelling underlined when its spelt incorrectly is helpful as it is immediate feedback ! the few students that said no, felt that it does not help their handwriting, and that it was just another way of using Microsoft word.
Question 3: Does editing/commenting on each others work help? If so, how ?
27/28 students said yes ! they liked that you can get ideas from other students, other people give you advice, I loved that one student said it makes them feel proud to see other people say nice things about their work ! another student said that it encourages them to keep writing !
Question 4: How does reading others comments on your work help with your writing ?
students said they get more ideas, they can check spelling, tells me things I need to work on ! other people motivate me to do better, and I know what to do next time
question 5: do you prefer using Google Docs to writing in your books?
26/28 said yes !
Question 6: do you prefer getting feedback in your books or on Google Drive ?
26/28 said they prefer getting feedback on Google Drive as its quicker and more effective