This summer I attended ISTE 2016 in Denver, Colorado. I learned a lot through the various sessions and networking opportunities. Today, I’ll share just one. The session Oh, the Places You Can Go With Google Forms and Add-ons! with Jacki Sloan (@jrsloan64) introduced me to BatchGeo with a Collaborative Mapping Activity. Basically you create a Google Form or Spreadsheet to collect some information and then you copy and paste the spreadsheet info into a website that will map it all. Below is a sample of the map created at ISTE. Feel free to check out some of the other add-ons listed in the presentation: Flubaroo, Summary of Responses, Data Validation, rowCall, Choice Eliminator, formLimiter, Form Notification, Drive Word Cloud. Comment below or email us to share your favorite Google Add-On or Extension.
Tricia Jackson has worked for Park City School District since 2005. In July 2013 she moved from Education Technology Specialist to Online Learning Administrator. She has been a member of the Utah Coalition for Educational Technology (UCET) Board since 2008; becoming Past President in 2015. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and Spanish at Utah State University. Lesley University awarded her a Master of Technology in Education in the spring of 2011.
Over the last few years, Tricia worked on the Awards, Grants, Program, Conference Credit, and Registration committees for UCET. This work includes: streamlining communication methods, implementing folder structures and naming conventions, using Add-ons in Google Spreadsheets to review and process member submissions to reduce paperwork, continuing refinement of the program creation process via Sched, creating participant and vendor registration forms via BlackPlum, and updating various ucet.org webpages. She was also instrumental in bringing Jay McFarland and Vicki Davis to UCET 2015 as Keynote Speakers. Tricia enjoyed presenting on time management at SUECON 2015 (http://ucet.org/back-to-suecon-2015-thoughts/).