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You might be used to collecting student conference data in a notebook, or on a clipboard. But you can save time and increase efficiency with this free web tool.

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Collect student conference data using Google Forms.

In the above 3-Minute Classroom Problem Solver video, Monica Burns explains step-by-step how to collect student conference data with Google Forms.

Google Forms, a part of Google Drive, allows you to create your own custom form. You don't need any HTML experience or advanced technology knowledge to build your own custom form. Monica walks through how you can build a form to use during your student conferences. During each student conference you conduct, you can fill in your form as you go along. When you're finished with your responses, you can submit your answers and Google Forms will automatically save all of your responses in a Google Spreadsheet.

This means all of your student conference data is nicely organized for you automatically. You can come back to it or reference it at any time.

For more detailed information about using Google Forms in your school, I recommend this training session: Time-saving Forms, Surveys, and Quizzes with Google Forms. Join experienced trainer Kim Munoz as she shows how to use Google Forms to create a quiz, as well as how to access and use the automatic charts to evaluate data from multiple choice questions. She also covers how to share the form with others.

To learn about some other ways you can use Google Forms in your classroom, take a look at 10 Ways Google Forms Can Change Your Classroom. Join educational trainer Matt Bergman as he shares 10 practical ways to use Google Forms to transform your classroom. In addition, Matt will show how to create and share a Google form with your students, as well as how to view responses.

Have you used Google Forms before? Tell me how you like to use this tool in a comment on this article.

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About Our “How to Collect Student Conference Data” Presenter
Monica Burns is an Education Consultant, EdTech Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. Monica works with teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible at all grade levels. She has conducted well over 40 unique training sessions for SimpleK12, click here to take a look at more videos from Monica.

About the Author
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for SimpleK12.com. She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at editor@simplek12.com.