Although this database looks nice on the computer screen, it is very stressful, asOpenOfﬁce.org is not a very stable program. Every time we tried to run a backup, thedatabase ﬁle would crash and erase most of the input from the previous few days.
Last week, I began searching for database software so we could add some stability andaccessibility to the data. Accessing thedata from other devices was a littleclunky as we needed to utilize theLogMeIn client to access the screen anddata. The software proved to be veryexpensive and way more than I needed.After talking with my mother-in-law, whois a computer lab teacher, she suggestedI try Google Forms. I could not be moreimpressed with the ease, cleanliness,data entry, and stability it offers. It alsoallows for the data to be accessed fromthe iPhone, iPad, and generallyanywhere because its not sitting on thedesktop of a computer, but in the cloud.Each step to creating your own form isvery easy and it even offers a variety oftemplates to choose from.
Instead of ﬁlling out the oldschool paper and having me goback to record each entry, mystaff will end their day by ﬁllingout this simple form on the