2 Ways Google Can Help Students Set and Monitor Goals
It is important to customize instruction to the needs of students as instruction becomes more customized. We need to provide our students with opportunities to practice self-regulation and goal setting. Here are three ways you can easily help your students master learning this fall!
1. Set Goals with Google Keep
Google Keep is an excellent tool for creating to-do lists, but have you ever thought about having students use it to set goals? Not only can Google Keep can help you check off your goals as they are completed, it is also the perfect tool for students to collaborate in small groups. Each item in Google Keep can be tagged with a label according to subject area, type of goal, etc.
I like the fact that Google Keep can be accessed on any device and it provides students with the opportunity to use it for setting goals or creating a to-do list.
2. Google Forms as a Progress Monitoring Tool
With the big push for more Project Based Learning (PBL) in our classrooms, it is important for students to set goals and monitor their progress. Google Forms can be an excellent tool for students to set their goals (at the beginning of class) and report their progress (at the end of class). I have often used the following Google Form to accomplish this.
Do you have students set and monitor goals? This is a very valuable skill for students (and teachers) to master. How do you have students set goals?