This is a great way to get to know your students at the beginning of the year.
Use it as a way to get more insight into your students life. Use it strictly for information, use it as a completion grade, use it as a quiz grade so the students come in with a little boost under their wings.
Its quick and a great way to get to know a bit more about your students.
It provides a jumping off point to talk to your students about some of the things that interest them most and allows you a peek into their world and create better bonds with your students.
The shortest time frame was 30 minutes but this is something that should be done in less time than 30 minutes.