I don’t know about how you roll in your neighborhood, but here it starts to smell like fall. And, as we all know it, fall in the Northern Hemisphere means the start of a new school year. While the actual date when students return to the classroom may vary depending on the local regulations, the intense school preparation times engage teachers, parents, and children alike from the middle of August to the middle of September.
While preparations may be different for students and teachers, both of them need to determine their necessities for the upcoming school year. While students shop for supplies and stock up their materials, teachers go over their teaching strategy and evaluate the tools they use for class activities and school administration tasks.
Web forms are a strong asset for both educational and administrative use, and some of their advantages include the following:
– being able to build the specific type of form you need, with the specific fields you need
– choosing third party integrations like Google Drive to link your forms to, to add functionality and save some time in data processing
– customizing your forms from a visual point of view, which is known to be very enticing for students
– creating interactive media for your students, so that you keep them engaged.
To help teachers organize their use of web forms, no matter if they are active in the K-12 or in the upper education field, we’ve compiled a list of back to school forms. Some of them are aimed to be used at the beginning of the school year. Others can be used all throughout the duration of the school year. Feel free to browse through, mark your favorites, and complete the list with other suggestions.
Each new school year comes with specific formalities, like asking for student information, updating student records, setting expectations and goals. Thus, the types of forms one might use at the beginning of the school year include the following:
– Beginning of the year student questionnaire – use it to find out students’ expectations and goals regarding specific course content, teaching methods, teachers, or the overall school experience.
– Student information form – this type of form can contain all necessary fields for gathering vital information from your students. This can be previous educational experience, whom to contact in case of emergency, special needs, medical information, clothes size for school uniforms and others. Use this type of form to initially gather or update the information about a student.
– Course registration form – for building your course audience and having a proper overview of it.
– Membership application form – students can use it to apply for being a member of a specific club, like the book club, or a sports team.
– Scholarship application form – if your school is offering scholarships, then this form lets students apply for them in an easy way.
As a teacher, you can use online forms as modern, interactive educational tools to keep your students engaged:
– Online quiz – build quizzes with various questions and relating to general or more specific topics.
– Student quiz – you can build a quiz that consists only of visual choices if you prefer.
– Trivia quiz – quizzes are perfect for assessing your students’ knowledge after a given lesson or teaching chapter.
– Cornell notes – for taking notes in a streamlined way, allowing you to add ideas and summarize the key takeaways.