We love hearing examples of how itslearning solves everyday challenges in schools. Most challenges relate to education and learning but in this example from German teacher Ulrike Behlau, the challenge was more of the culinary type. Brainstorming ways of taking lunch orders from students, teachers envisioned the collective headache that would surely result from taking orders on paper. They needed a solution. As it turned out itslearning’s survey tool was up to the task.
What´s for dinner? Or, in the case of Frauenlob-Gymnasium secondary school, what´s for lunch?
To find the answer to this question, Frauenlob-Gymnasium teachers turned to the itslearning learning platform.
The school had recently introduced full-day, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. instruction for its younger students, which meant that they would need to eat lunch at school.
School administration also wanted to allow the students to choose their meals, the so-called 'meals of choice'. But how could they make it possible for them to choose? Collecting paper notes would be too cumbersome. And since the menu would change every week, how would they find out what each individual student wanted? And not only this week but next week as well? And how would they collect this information to share it with the catering company?
It seemed like they were facing an organizational disaster. But the itslearning survey tool provided the answers to all of these questions.
Thanks to Mr Neumann-Welkenbach, the teacher coordinating the full-day program, students can simply log on to itslearning and take the quick 'meal of choice' survey before the deadline day each week.
In the survey, students can choose for example vegetarian or meat dishes, says teacher Ulrike Bahlau.
"I am very pleased that we have this survey feature," Ulrike says. "It's a real hassle if you have to collect paper sheets and remind students to make their choice. itslearning makes this easier. It shows which students have selected the meal of choice. It´s all in the survey. I can also simply remind those students who didn't take the survey to do so."
Have you ever needed to poll your students on something, either related to their academics or extra curricular activities? If so, how did you survey your students?
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Posted on Fri, June 21, 2013
by Mark Macdonald