Creating a Mock Election using Google Forms

Thursday, October 25, 2012 1 comment
I wanted to post about using Google Forms to create a Mock Election for the upcoming election. This is a great way to get your students involved since they are not able to vote yet. I worked with one of my librarians to get the form created and the webpage set up. This has been such an awesome experience!

To learn how to set up a Google Form, check out this article:

Embed a form in a website or blog

If you'd like to embed your form in a website or blog after you create and save your form, click the More actions drop-down menu at the top of the form, select the Embed option, and paste the URL into your site or blog.


Using Google Forms to Create an Online Quiz

If you are interested in creating an online quiz, Google Drive can help you with that. One of the tools in Google Drive is Forms; you can create an assortment of questions, including short answer, long answer, multiple choice, and check boxes for multiple responses. I am a huge fan of the Forms and I don't know what I would do without them. I even love the fact that you can add a cool background for your form. When the quiz is ready you can email it to your students or even better, you can embed it in your web page. If it is embedded, then your students can go to your webpage, take the quiz, and submit. You will find the results posted in your Google Drive account and listed in a spreadsheet. On the downside, it does not grade the quiz for you, but you can set it up with some extra steps to grade it for you. Check out this awesome article that walks you through the process...

For detailed info about creating a quiz with Google Forms, read the following article and/or watch the video tutorial:

Making Online Quizzes with Google Docs

Congratualtions to our Winners!

Monday, October 15, 2012 1 comment
Congratulations to All of our Winners! I appreciate everyone's support in celebrating the mark of 100 Likes on Facebook.This has been such an amazing experience and I never imagined all the love I would get from this. I am just so happy! I am now looking forward to 100 Followers on my blog next.

Sid the Science Kid

Thursday, October 11, 2012 1 comment
Gerald, May, Sid, and Gabriela. Wecome!

As a technology specialist I am always looking for great technology tools that will increase student motivation and academic success. I want students to have fun as they learn and develop into lifelong learners.

I wanted to spotlight Sid the Science Kid as I really love all the information and materials that are free to students, teachers, and parents.

What is Sid the Science Kid you ask?
The Sid the Science Kid website is designed to develop a students' natural wonder and build a solid foundation for key science concepts.

This site provides free online and offline activities that will surely motivate children to practice and truly discover science concepts as they dig deeper into their own learning.

Free Activities with Videos:

Blog for Curious Teachers:

I hope this website sparks a little curiosity in you and your students. Enjoy and I would love to know how your kiddos like the resources from Sid the Science Kid.

Kristen Hernandez = )
Teacher Playground

100 Likes Giveaways

Friday, October 5, 2012 6 comments
I am so excited to say that I have hit 100 Likes on my Facebook page
This is a huge milestone for me and I wanted to do something really great. I have paired up with fellow bloggers and they have graciously donated their items.

We will have lots of winners! Good Luck!!

Science Giveaway!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 1 comment

Scary TpT Gift Card Giveaway Fairy-- You can win!

This is Halloween; this is Halloween!  I love Halloween and want to celebrate with a $25 TpT Gift Card Giveaway!  Take a look at the Rafflecopter below to find out how to enter!  The Giveaway begins October 1 and ends October 8 at 12:01 AM (EST).

Teacher Guides for Technology

Are you ever looking for a little assistance to help you integrate technology into the classroom?
Maybe a guide that will lead you down the right track?

Here is a great site that has tons of great resources that I think you will really like. The best part is that it is all FREE! Wonderful Teacher Guides for Technology.


From their wesbite:
Over the last couple of months, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has been working diligently on a variety of educational technology guides for teachers and educators. The majority of them have been posted here and, thankfully, have received a huge and unprecedented interaction from their readers.
These guides come in very handy for every teacher looking to better integrate technology into his/her teaching. They are very simple,developed in a step-by-step process,  illustrated by pictures, diagrams, video tutorials, and examples, and concluded with a webliography containing links to a variety of other websites relevant to the topic under discussion. Pedagogical implications are included in the review of the web tools featured in the guides.

These guides are completely free for you to use and all that is asked by Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is that you pay credit to Educational Technology and Mobile Learning if you want to reuse them somewhere else.