This is a full, detailed, step-by-step tutorial on how to set up an electronic documentation system for Full-Day Kindergarten.
This tutorial was made specifically for the new Ontario FDK program, but can easily be followed and adapted to suit any grade, curriculum or program.
Why this system?
**Google is an approved secure tool to store student data and pictures in almost every board. My board (Ottawa Public) ONLY approves Google and Desire2Learn to store this data. Using this tutorial and Google Drive / Forms ensures that you are following your board's technology agreement and are not liable for privacy breeches through third-party apps like SeeSaw.
**With growing classes and alternating schedules (for example, an English and French teacher / teaching team) online documentation is a great way for all educators to contribute observations.
**Saves on paper, especially with many students! I currently teach 62 students, and can't imagine doing a "pen and paper" documentation method. This method could also supplement a basic paper documentation method.
**Easy to use on multiple devices by multiple educators! This system can be used on Iphones, cellphones, tablets, Ipads, and desktop computers. So easy!
This 14 page tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on setting up your Google Drive folder and docs for each student, creating the form (or "quiz") that educators will use, and running a program to help the information auto-populate the google docs you created. I've provided quick and easy "copy and paste" options to help make the setting up of your system a breeze!
This is an approach that many boards are pushing - Half of our most recent P.A. Day session focused on electronic documentation! This tutorial goes WAY above and beyond the explanation given by the Ministry of Education (Ontario) and teaches you how to set up your files to auto-fill for each student.
This is my area of expertise and something that I am increasingly passionate about! Please feel free to message me with any questions or concerns before purchasing. I encourage you to try this out - You will be happy you did!