Google Forms

Google Forms

Educator Guide

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Overview

Google Forms is a web-based application that allows users to create and distribute custom online surveys and quizzes. It can be used for a variety of purposes, such as gathering feedback, conducting assessments, collecting data, and more.

Key Features

  • Customizable form fields
  • Multiple question types (e.g. multiple choice, short answer, etc.)
  • Automatic grading and scoring
  • Real-time response tracking and analysis
  • Integration with other Google applications (e.g. Sheets, Classroom, etc.)

How these features can be used in the classroom to enhance teaching and learning:

Google Forms can be used in various ways to enhance teaching and learning, such as:

  • Conducting formative assessments to gauge student understanding and progress
  • Creating quizzes and surveys to gather feedback and opinions from students
  • Collecting data for research projects or classroom activities
  • Creating online sign-up forms for events or activities
  • Creating self-assessment forms to promote student reflection and metacognition

Benefits

Using Google Forms in the classroom can save time, increase student engagement, and improve learning outcomes. It allows for quick and easy data collection and analysis, which can inform instruction and provide valuable insights into student learning. Additionally, it promotes active learning and student-centered approaches to instruction.

Getting Started

  1. Go to the Google Forms website (forms.google.com) and sign in with your Google account.
  2. Click on the "+" icon to create a new form.
  3. Add form fields and questions using the toolbar on the right-hand side.
  4. Customize the appearance and settings of the form as needed.
  5. Share the form with students via email, Google Classroom, or a link.

Considerations and potential concern of using the tool

  • Keep forms simple and concise to avoid overwhelming students.
  • Use a mix of question types to promote engagement and variety.
  • Preview the form before sharing it with students to check for errors or typos.
  • Use response tracking and analysis to inform instruction and provide feedback to students.