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Google Forms

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PDF version of slideshow used in training:

Google Forms:Flubaroo Tutorial.pdf

 

 

Using Google Forms

Forms can also be used in many ways, to collect data and opinions and saving teachers time which they can then use to focus on teaching.

 

There are some fantastic ideas from teachers all over the World in Tom Barrett’s ‘Interesting Ways’ presentation. You'll find unique ideas as well as some examples of the forms that teachers created. Be sure to take the time to check out all the ideas, but here are a few of my favorites:

For use with students:

  • Creating a "Choose your own adventure" style story Includes how to and sample
  • Combine mobile devices, QR codes, Sites, and Google Forms to have students complete learning expeditions. Student teams locate QR codes using directions. They then access content/videos and integrate that into a response submitted in Forms. The Form response will provide the clue to their next destination. Students can create their own learning expeditions as well
  • Students create a Google Site to share a research project and then embed a Form to get feedback/evaluation from their peers.
  • Collaboratively build a timeline. Students can use a Google Form to submit events "to build custom, interactive, and searchable timelines" How to: Brian Croxall’s tutorial An example: From Derek Bruff's class (Uses pre-built scripts written by MIT) NOTE: Building this timeline requires the use of html, but Brian does an excellent job of explaining the how's and why's involved in it.

NOTE on use of pre-built scripts: to access list of scripts, you must first create and save a new spreadsheet in your Google Docs account. Then, using the drop down menu for "tools" you will find the option for the "script gallery" among others.

  • Students can grade presentations as they watch them. Teacher can average results to grade the presentation. Teacher can also e-mail comments to presenter(s). Here's a sample form
  • Create an Annotated Bibliography: Have students begin researching a topic.  When they find a source that will be useful for themselves or for the class - have them fill out the form with their name, topic, summary of fact and list the source (URL, date, author, etc).  When all the sources have been documented, share the spreadsheet with the class.
  • Library Book Check Out: Keep track of the books that your students are reading - Also allows you to create groups of students who have read the same books so they can talk as a book club.

 

For teacher/staff use:

  • Learn about new students at the beginning of the year with this Getting to Know You form  
    Display the resulting spreadsheet for interesting conversations and sharing. Here's another sample.
  • Reserving equipment and tracking it: A Google Form allows teachers to reserve what they need and also gives you all of their information so that when you give the teacher the requested equipment you only have to add a serial number to the spreadsheet.
  • Student project management: Reduce the headache of trying to manage large numbers of student groups who may be at different stages of a project. Here's a sample form for a Science Fair Registration
  • Create a Close or Exit ticket: Create a form to quickly see how the students felt about the daily class assignment/lesson. 
  •  Another great, time-saving way of using forms is to create self-grading quizzes for pupils. A detailed tutorial of how to do this is here.
  • Assignment Tracker: Use spreadsheets to track student homework. Students can turn in digital homework by posting a link to their assignments. Give each student a anonymous number and share the sheet with both students and parents. Use color coding to quickly identify graded or incomplete work. Include a "comments" section for your reflection on the work and one for the students and/or parents to use as well.
  • Shared Lesson Repository: Store your lesson plans in your school's shared Doc list so that anyone at your school can find and access them.  Create a folder for your grade level to share resources. 

Administrator Uses of Google Forms:

  • Formative teacher evaluations using a "Classroom Walkthrough" checklist
  • Online Absence Notes: If your school requires written notes for absence, consider giving parents  the option to send an absence note to the school using a Google Form.  Here's an example from a school in Ireland.
  • Stimulating a staff meeting debate  Getting everyone involved! 
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Use the Flubaroo add-on to auto-grade assessments created using Google forms! 

 

 

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