At a Glance


  • Interdisciplinary

Instructional Level

  • College & CEGEP

Tasks in Workflow

Social Plane(s)

  • Individual

Type of Tasks

  • Collecting & seeking information
  • Analyzing
  • Reading
  • Writing

Technical Details

Useful Technologies

  • Smartphone (iOS or Android)
  • Google Suite or Microsoft Suite
  • Tableau, PollEverywhere, Quizziz or Kahoot

Class size

  • Small (20-49)


  • Multiple class periods (2-3 classes)

Instructional Purpose

  • Application & knowledge building
  • Consolidation & metacognition


The overall aim of this activity is to help students learn new, efficient and flexible ways to collect a variety of datasets (qualitative, quantitative, statistical).

During this activity, students will be invited to create an online data-gathering tool using their preferred online platform (Kahoot, Quizziz, PollEverywhere, Google Form, etc.). They will then have to use their tool to gather data. They will be asked to vary the types of questions so as to learn how to gather and interpret different types of data. The general purpose of the activity is to allow students to experience different data gathering techniques through a variety of smartphone apps.

We are grateful to the Entente Canada-Quebec for funding this project.

Instructional Objectives

  • Students will be able to identify different ways of gathering different kinds of data
  • Students will be able to familiarize themselves with different data-gathering tools that are compatible with smartphones
  • Students will be able to explain privacy concerns and the importance of participant consent

Workflow & Materials


Activity Workflow

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Contributor's Notes


The students find data-gathering more engaging and less time-consuming when carried out using technology, especially on smartphones


It can be challenging to find data-gathering tools which maintain high privacy-protection standards

  • Ensure that students are aware of the privacy concerns that participants may have
  • Allow for class time for students to learn to use the data-gathering tool and ensure that it is usable with their smartphone

Applied Strategies


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