UP Listening/Speaking End of Session Survey
This is going in the gradebook, so take some time on it. Be reflective and thoughtful. Be profound. Be specific. Answer in complete sentences. Try to get at least a few sentences for each big text box. I'm guessing this should take about an hour of your time. If you're done before then, you probably didn't take the time on it that I think you probably should. Feel free to stand up and stretch and get a drink of water from time to time, since this is a really obnoxiously long survey. But, remember, when you think of it as replacing a quiz grade, it's not so bad anymore is it?
Who are you? *
Just your name, please. First and last. Sure, you could add your middle name too, if you're feeling up to it. If you don't have a middle name, I think you should make one up. Maybe even if you do have a middle name, you should make one up too.
Your answer
How was the University Preparation level (all skills) for you academically? *
Was it what you expected? Was it harder? Easier? What went well? What didn't?
Your answer
How do you think next year will go for you academically? *
Do you think you need to make any changes to your academic habits? If so, what changes need to happen? Or do you think you've got a pretty good thing going academically?
Your answer
How was UP Listening/Speaking for you non-academically? *
Think for a minute about everything that wasn't academics that went into this semester (Spring I & II). Was it what you expected? Personal growth? Struggles? Friendship? Drama? Relationships? Setbacks? Injuries? Successes? Life lessons?
Your answer
How was UP Listening/Speaking for you? *
Was it what you expected? Was it harder? Easier? Stranger? Too many TED Talks?
Your answer
In five years, when you look back on this class, what will you remember? *
Pizza is an acceptable answer.
Your answer
In ten years, when I (Ann Kumm) remember having you as a student, what will I remember about you? *
Specifics make the best answers.
Your answer
If you were to explain this class in two or three sentences to a student who will have it next year, what would you say about the class? *
What should they expect? What's unique about the class? Anything surprising? What stands out to you about the class? What was weird about it? What was great about it? What was terrible about it?
Your answer
What recommendations do you have for me for how to change this class to make it better for future students? *
Should I be more strict? Less strict? (Yeah, right.) Amount of homework, listenings, projects, assignments, topics, skills, etc.? Seating charts? Classroom routines? Whatever you want to suggest... I'm listening. Well, technically, I'm reading... but you get the idea.
Your answer
What was the best learning experience for you in UP Listening/Speaking? *
A favorite assignment? A unit/chapter? A project? A discussion topic? A listening? Do you think you can explain why it was such a great learning experience for you? If you need a reminder about the units we did, check below. Maybe this is a better question: what's the most important or useful thing you learned this year?
Your answer
See if you can remember enough about each of these units to give each a ranking from terrible to amazing.
Terrible = This unit needs to either really be changed significantly or dropped completely.
Amazing = This unit made me insanely happy, and I learned a whole lot.
Chapter 1: Paths to Innovation *
This unit was terrible.
This unit was amazing.
Chapter 2: The Business of Helping Others *
This unit was terrible.
This unit was amazing.
Chapter 4: Creating Sustainable Cities *
This unit was terrible.
This unit was amazing.
Chapter 5: Rise of the Citizen Journalist *
This unit was terrible.
This unit was amazing.
Chapter 6: The Science of Creativity *
This unit was terrible.
This unit was amazing.
Chapter 8: Saving Planet Earth *
This unit was terrible.
This unit was amazing.
Do you want to give any specific feedback about why you put what you did? *
Thanks for helping me out by giving feedback on these. You are the first class to use this textbook, so any feedback and/or explanation is useful! Why did you like some chapters more than others? Were there certain listenings or activities that we did during these chapters that you really enjoyed? Disliked?
Your answer
Now see if you can remember enough about these listenings to rank them, too!
Terrible = This unit needs to either really be changed significantly or dropped completely.
Amazing = This unit made me insanely happy, and I learned a whole lot.
"At 90, She's Designing Tech For Aging Boomers" *
This is the one where the older woman told a company trying to make digital bifocals that the small battery would be difficult to replace by older hands.
This unit was terrible.
This unit was amazing.
"Kid President Gives Us a Pep Talk" *
This is the one where the young student tells us that we are awesome! (I showed it the first day of session two.)
This unit was terrible.
This unit was amazing.
"How to Choose Your News" *
This is the animated TEDEd video we used to discuss how to watch the news.
This unit was terrible.
This unit was amazing.
"Beware Online Filter Bubbles" *
This is the TED Talk about how websites filter what we see without our consent.
This unit was terrible.
This unit was amazing.
"Why You Will Fail to Have a Great Career" *
This is the TED Talk where the man paced back and forth across the stage and made the point that we all make excuses for ourselves.
This unit was terrible.
This unit was amazing.
"Changing Paradigms" *
This one is the video we watched in Greg's class with the drawn animation. It likened schools with factories.
This unit was terrible.
This unit was amazing.
"Introversion" *
This one is also a drawn animation video. It argues that even though people tend to listen more to extroverts, a partnership between introverts and extroverts is essential.
This unit was terrible.
This unit was amazing.
"The World Needs All Kinds of Minds" *
The is the TED Talk given by Temple Grandin.
This unit was terrible.
This unit was amazing.
"Dear Future Generations" *
This is the spoken word poem by Prince Ea in which he apologizes for this generations selfishness with regards to the environment.
This unit was terrible.
This unit was amazing.
"Why is Biodiversity So Important" *
This is the animated TEDEd video we watched for the first section of the final exam.
This unit was terrible.
This unit was amazing.
"Why Every City Needs Healthy Honey Bees" *
This is the TED Talk we watched for the final exam on how urban beekeeping can help build more sustainable cities.
This unit was terrible.
This unit was amazing.
Activities and Assignments
Love them or hate them?
Did you like using GoogleSlides for presentations? *
Why or why not? What are the advantages/disadvantages of using GoogleSlides?
Your answer
Which presentations did you like the best? The least? (Propose an Innovation | Podcast Assignment | Final Presentation) *
What did you learn about yourself during each presentation? What was new? What did you hate?
Your answer
We had a lot of group discussions in UP. How do you feel about them? *
Were they useful? What did you learn? Please give me as much feedback as your can because I am trying to get the ELC to begin these skills in earlier levels.
Your answer
How did you feel about the TED Talk analysis worksheets? *
Were they useful? Did they help you analyze videos/listenings more effectively and efficiently?
Your answer
What was the most beneficial piece of information, activity, video, reading, etc. that we did to prepare your for presentations? *
You might want to refer to the schedule if your memory is terrible like mine.
Your answer
How did you feel about the Marshmallow Challenge, building your own strategy guide for life, and "How Green is Your Campus" scavenger hunt? *
Give me all the details!!!!
Your answer
Only a few more questions to go. You're doing great!
What did I forget to ask you? *
Write your own question and answer it.
Your answer
Give me two to three suggestions to improve the English Language Center. *
Be as specific as possible. I want to USE your ideas!
Your answer
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