End of Year survey part 4

This is it the final question:  What would make IT a better class? (NO Game Day cannot be every day 🙂 )  Game Day was something the students earned as a reward for good behavior.  This will not be the same this coming year anyway as I’m planning on using Class Dojo for classroom management.  Each child will be earning points towards rewards, I may include some total class point rewards like Game Day or it may be that the number of points earned by the pre-scheduled Game Day will denote how many minutes students get to play that I’m still working out.  Some of these answers were the most fun to read, and the biggest headshakers combined with a laugh that I got on the survey

First grade answers –

  • game day every week (1) yes because only one instructional class a week is going to work, nice try kiddos lol
  • the movies (1)
  • more Clicky (3)
  • learn more technology (1)
  • do more technology in the first month the first month was filled with the required internet safety lessons, they may need to be stretched out more
  • videos on the SMART board every two weeks
  • more internet safety (2)
  • learning where every letter is on the keyboard (4) glad they said this because that’s the primary focus for second grade
  • vote on game day to see what to do
  • game day twice a month
  • typing (2)
  • more games (5)
  • if we get to do whatever we want
  • game day every day (3) yeah…no, nice try though kiddos
  • type a lot of stories
  • quieter room
  • have a little bit more videos
  • play fun games
  • make golden keyboard shorter
  • be a better listener (4) hmmm some of us apparently don’t like that our classmates don’t listen, and in first grade already wow
  • more typing games (2)
  • make teaching a little fun
  • draw pictures
  • do whatever we want
  • learn to type a long word in 3 seconds
  • go on computer every day (2)
  • Just Dance every day
  • more computer time
  • note day (2)
  • being here on IT days we have a gifted and talented program in the district these kids go to another building one day a week, I’d imagine this comment was from one of those kiddos
  • fun
  • learning better
  • making a book on how to fix a computer I really like this idea

Second Grade answers –

  • make reptile books
  • if we’re good whole time earn 5 min game time to use or save if we had more than 30 min classes this would be great
  • type whatever you want (2)
  • no game day ever 🙂
  • cool decorations well I’m working on that
  • type more stories
  • changing seats everyday maybe second semester
  • more binary
  • play a typing game
  • how to type
  • IT every day (3) sorry kiddos I don’t control that
  • everyone would be quiet (3)
  • game day more often (6)
  • having a prize when you do something good  here’s where Class Dojo will come in
  • more games for game day
  • watch movies (3)
  • no golden keyboard
  • when we all listen
  • make power points with partner
  • got to color a lot
  • doing jumping jacks
  • be able to go on new websites
  • games every day
  • different kinds of game days
  • game day once a week
  • be good to Mrs. Davis (2)
  • coloring day
  • learn about curves
  • more class movement
  • how to talk Spanish
  • more Professor G
  • let us play Minecraft
  • you tube events
  • more fun (2)
  • Power Point
  • more Dance Mat typing (2)
  • more Clicky
  • more typing (2)
  • every day something fun
  • no writing
  • learn everything about a computer
  • MS Word every day
  • type to each other  this could be a cute idea

Fourth Grade answers –

  • more activities
  • music
  • more Power Points (7) seriously this class has a thing for Power Point, it seems to be their favorite software
  • work together more
  • use MS Word more
  • start typing club at the beginning of the year (2) I do plan on doing this, making typing practice a daily thing 5-10 min
  • sit by anybody hmmm maybe as a reward but otherwise we get silly and don’t get work done, that’s how we ended up with a seating chart to begin with

Fifth grade answers –

  • more game days
  • blog
  • take laptops out to outdoor classroom I like this idea if we’re sure the laptops have a good charge, will have to make sure we know how to safely carry them first though
  • interacting and playing games not on computer ex: sitting in circles
  • code every day maybe for a unit but not every day too much else to learn 
  • bring electronics
  • more kids in class
  • happy posters on the wall (motivational posters)
  • type once a week
  • do different things every week
  • nothing it’s perfect lol love these kiddos
  • less typing
  • treats

Some good ideas here for me to consider as I plan the year.  I may have to do a beginning of the year survey as well to see what the kids think now, at least for my incoming fourth graders as it’s been a year since they’ve had IT.




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