Free Daily Check-In Google Forms for Distance Learning

March 29, 2020

One of the hardest parts about distance learning is not being able to see and talk with our students on a regular basis. Even if you are doing video conferences, it is hard to know how students are doing and if they need help. One option is to have daily check-ins using Google Forms. This post shares free daily check in google forms for distance learning and some tips for how to use them.

Need a way to check in with your students while you are doing distance learning? Grab these FREE daily Check-In Google Forms!

About the Daily Check-In Google Forms

These daily check-in Google Forms are one way to check in your with students on a daily basis. The responses can also be shared with special education or any support staff who serve the students.

I have included two check-in forms for you: one for the beginning of the day and one for the end of the day. You can send both of the forms or choose to only send one.

Beginning of the Day Check-In Form

This form is designed to check in with the students before they begin their assignments (but after they locate them).

The form asks the following questions:

  • How are you feeling today?
  • Do you have anything to tell me? This can be about school or life.
  • Were you able to find all of your work for today?
  • Do you need any help getting started with your assignments?
  • What questions do you have about your assignments?
Use these FREE Daily Check-In Google Forms to check in with your students regularly during digital distance learning!

End of the Day Check-In Form

This form is designed to check in with the students as they finish their learning for the day.

The form asks the following questions:

  • How are you feeling now?
  • How did you to do today?
  • How do you feel about your assignments today? (This is a linear scale with “I didn’t understand anything” at one end and “I understood everything” at the other end.)
  • Do you have anything to tell me? This can be about school or life.
Need a way to check in with your students while you are doing distance learning? Grab these FREE daily Check-In Google Forms!

Modifying the Check-In Forms

After you copy the forms to your drive, you may go in and modify any of the questions and/or add new questions. These screenshots are also included in the free download.

Need a way to check in with your students while you are doing distance learning? Grab these FREE daily Check-In Google Forms and Google Slides Templates!

Assigning the Check-In Forms

When assigning the forms, I recommend you make a new copy for each week (you can keep the responses organized using the spreadsheet that Google Forms generates).

If you need help assigning these check-in forms to your students, click here to grab a free guide to help!

Another way to send the Check-In Forms to your students is to link them via a Google Slides Template. Here is an example template. The link to copy this template can be found in the section titled Get the Free Daily Check-In Google Forms and Slide Template Here.

Need a way to check in with your students while you are doing distance learning? Grab these FREE daily Check-In Google Forms and Google Slides Templates!
Need a way to check in with your students while you are doing distance learning? Grab these FREE daily Check-In Google Forms and Google Slides Templates!

Viewing the Responses

You can easily view the responses by generating a spreadsheet. The spreadsheet is automatically sorted by date and time so you can keep your responses organized. You can also sort the responses alphabetically by student name.

***Get the Free Daily Check-In Google Forms and Slide Template Here

****Click here or on the image below to grab the PDF with the links to each Google Form and the Google Slide Templates (and tips for copying/modifying the forms and viewing the responses).

Use these FREE Daily Check-In Google Forms to check in with your students regularly during digital distance learning!

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