The year 5/6 children received their Google accounts earlier this year and one of the products in the suite was the ability to create surveys by using Google Forms.
The students chose a topic then formulated relevant questions around their subject area. The tricky part was trying to work out the type of question they were to ask that best suited the information that they wanted to gain. They had a choice of plain text, multiple choice, choose from a list, checkboxes, scales and paragraph text. They also had the ability to put in images and video. If they put in media, then questions would follow around their image or video.
It was also possible to customise the form to suit their theme.
They sent their surveys to fellow classmates and in turn they were completing surveys that other class members shared. After results were accumulated, a spreadsheet is generated and graphs are automatically displayed with percentages.