PREREQUISITES:
Before starting this module, you will need the following:

  1. A free basic SurveyMonkey account (this can be created here with your school email address or personal email address) or a pro SurveyMonkey account (read about the plans and pricing here).
  2. computer with speakers (or a headset) and a good internet connection (you can check your internet speed here – a download speed of less than 8mbps might cause lagging during this module).

WHAT IS SURVEYMONKEY?

Read the summary below, and watch the 30-second introductory video.

Survey Monkey is an e-commerce company that offers an online tool to design surveys, collect responses, and analyze results for everything from customer satisfaction, employee performance reviews, course evaluations, research of various types, and much more. SurveyMonkey offers users 17 different types of questions, such as multiple choice, true/false, and open-ended questions. SurveyMonkey also allows users to customize the presentation of surveys by choosing and adjusting color palettes and designs.

Although the video below focuses on the business usage of the SurveyMonkey, it aptly summarizes the purpose of the tool:


HOW DO I USE SURVEYMONKEY?
Watch the Getting Started Tutorial video and follow along/make additional notes in this resource handbook.


WHAT DOES SURVEYMONKEY LOOK LIKE IN THE CLASSROOM?
Explore some of the SurveyMonkey examples below.

Before you set off creating your own surveys, let’s take a look at some examples of educators using SurveyMonkey in their classrooms today. Since SurveyMonkey is in essence an assessment tool that goes above and beyond the traditional quizzes and tests, it can be used in any situation where you would normally use a questionnaire, including:


CULMINATING ACTIVITY:
Follow the instructions below to demonstrate your mastery of this SurveyMonkey professional development module.

Begin creation of a SurveyMonkey that you could use in your classroom (see classroom examples for ideas for implementation) that includes:

  • At least five questions
  • At least three different types of questions
  • A title

Post a link to this SurveyMonkey survey as a comment below along with an explanation of how you would use the completed survey in your classroom. Be sure to include your full name, and the grade level and subject area you teach in the comment.


EXTENSION:
To go beyond a basic understanding of the SurveyMonkey, check out the following links.


SUPPORT:
Check the links below for troubleshooting help or general SurveyMonkey support:

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