I just created a new form using Google Docs that was designed to gather information from students for our upcoming ski trip. I wish I had known about this just a week ago. But - I think that I can probably modify our registration forms at the beginning of the year and have the kids fill them out using Google Docs. I emailed this form to several teachers in my department and I'll look forward to 'analyzing' the results in the 'see responses' section.
As a department - we turn in about 700 and dinner orders for the Fine Arts Banquet. I'm sure that we'll be able to come up with something to make that easier with this tool.