Before sharing the winners, let me explain the contest. A couple of weeks ago, I showed the pictures in this slideshow to my seventh graders:
As I showed each picture on the ActivBoard, they were to write down one or two captions they felt went with the photograph. After they'd written their captions for the first picture, I asked for a few volunteers to share theirs. I wanted to make sure that everyone was clear on the assignment; I know examples always help me understand a task much better.
Their homework that evening was to add all of their captions into a Google Form that I had created for them. I waited a few days, and then I chose what I felt were the top five responses for each photo. That's when my wonderful PLN joined in. I created this Google Form and sent it out to the world via Twitter, Facebook, and Plurk.
As the votes came in, I took the location of each respondent and placed it into this Google Map:
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I loved adding the pins and seeing where people were voting from! I just hope my students enjoyed it half as much as I did.
I use Google Forms frequently throughout the school year, and one of the things I love the most is the option for a summary response. So rather than going through all of the data from the spreadsheet that looks like this:
So, speaking of the winners, I've revised the first Google Presentation to show the winning captions. Thank you, again, to all who have voted!