Kingsborough Community College Computer-Integrated Teacher Education

Using Data to Build a Responsive and Equitable Classroom

EDC 90A4: Seminar and Practicum in Teacher Development I

Delia Hernandez


This project serves as an induction into a progressive, learner-centered and equity-minded model of education.  Students enrolled in their final practicum course are encouraged to develop curiosity by formulating a survey to gather data about their own students and using it to build a responsive classroom.

CT practices are integral to this fundamental topic and process.  As preservice teachers learn to create tools for gathering data, gather data, analyze it and implement the findings they are engaging in an iterative and recursive process of inquiry, critical examination and reflection. The process will, first, make them aware of the experiences, interests and skills of their students and ultimately help them apply this knowledge to meet the needs of a diverse group of students.

Preservice teachers will be learning the topic (Building a responsive classroom) by engaging in a process that will shape their pedagogy and teaching practice. This project is designed to impact perspectives, deepen thinking, and strengthen their connection to their students.

On a practical level, using Google Forms will provide my students with skills and experience that directly align with the current expectations and practice in today’s classrooms.

Learning Goals:

●       Not sure where to start? The design toolkits may help you articulate goals for engagement about, with, through, and/or against technology.

What are the standards involved? (Think AAQEP, ISTE, NYSED, department learning goals or indicators)

What computing and/or digital literacies does this artifact integrate, and for what reasons?

Algorithm: Accessing and using Google Forms, Accessing Google form data, Analyzing data

Debugging: Troubleshooting related to accessing and using Google form, Trouble-shooting the design/functionality of their form

Abstraction: Survey design – crafting questions to obtain relevant information, Data analysis/interpretation

Decomposition: Implementation

Computing Skills:  Students will be supported in furthering their computing skills by using Google Forms. 

Digital Literacy:  Students will be guided in determining how to adapt this project while considering the importance of developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive practice.  Points to consider – age level of students, access to technology and Wi-Fi, reading/writing/keyboarding skills, alternate plans for gathering information about students without using technology.

Summary of the activity/assignment

This project consists of using Google Forms to gather information about students, analyzing the data and creating an implementation plan informed by the data.

This project has three levels:

–        An experiential level in which students will share information about themselves by completing a survey using Google forms and participate in an activity based upon the data collected in that survey.

–        An analytical level in which students will analyze the data, reflect on how it impacted the activity and brainstorm other ways in which it might be used to inform our classroom practice.

–        An implementation level in which students will design surveys to use in their own classrooms, conduct the surveys, analyze the data and create an implementation plan for their students.

Sample of the activity/assignment

Blurb or write up of the assignment for syllabus

How you plan to assess your students’ learning

Other resources or materials that you create for this artifact

·        Reflection Questions – Analysis of the survey and it’s purposes

·        Instructions – How-to access Google Forms and create a survey

·        Assignment Guidelines – Survey, Survey Analysis, Implementation Plan