Day 1 of Google 2019 – Google Forms

Screen Shot 2019-12-01 at 6.52.37 AM.pngLet’s face it. Google Forms has great uses in the educational setting. There isn’t a time where students or teachers aren’t completing a Google Form during a particular week, regardless of the purpose. Here are three features that you may not be aware of:

IMPORTING QUESTIONS

You now have the ability to import questions from previously created Google Forms to help save you time. In playing around with this feature, I have discovered that you can also import questions from multiple forms into one form. For instance, you can import one question from a form, we will call form A. You can then indicate that you want to import two questions from another form, we will call form B. This might not necessarily be a feature that you would use on a regular basis, but good to know that it is available to you.

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One Question Inquiry Followed by Immediate Results

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Over the past school year, our administration has asked staff to provide their thoughts about particular topics. In order to collect the data, Mr. Jozokos (our Assistant Principal, now Principal) would send out a Google Form that only had one question in it. Right to the point…asking our thoughts through a multiple choice question.

He designed these Google Forms with a purpose. He wanted to get the appropriate feedback. Kept the forms short, sweet, and to the point; only encouraging more staff to complete it. But the best part was that he always turned on the feature that allowed people who have answered the form to see immediate results at that point. In other words, if I were to answer the one question and then hit the submit button, I had an option to click on a link that says see summary results.

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Lock Mode Hack for Assessment Notes

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I am embarrassed to say that it has been several months since my last blog post. How did time get away from me? Well, there is lots to share but I will start with one idea.

A couple of weeks ago, I had a math teacher, Mr. Stackhouse, email me a statement similar to this one:

“I had my students make an electronic notebook. My thought was that they could print their slides for their ‘notecard’ to use on the assessment. This assessment is not digital. I was wondering if there was a way that we could restrict their Chromebook screens to just their electronic notebook and not have them print out the 10 slide, slide deck.”

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Lock Mode with Google Form Quizzes and Some Discoveries

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Our tech director applied for our entire Google domain to participate in beta version of lock mode with Google Forms. In August, we had shared the announcement with staff that Google was moving into giving staff the ability for students to take an assessment via Google Forms in a locked mode. Teachers were thrilled to hear this. I know there is an argument out there that if students can just ask Google for the answer than, should it be assessed? Sometimes, it does make sense to have students take a formative and/or summative assessment – but as with anything else should not be the only means of how students are assessed.

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Day 8 of Google 2018: Google Forms & Speedy Feedback

Screen Shot 2018-12-04 at 8.47.43 PM.pngToday for Day 8 of Google, we will explore Google Forms. Over the summer, I was introduced to a Google Form add-on called DocAppender and my mind was blown away with its capabilities. Here is the scenario:

  • You have asked students demonstrate their competency in some format.
  • You have also determined that it is important for the rest of the class to provide feedback on their peers work.
  • You want students to immediately see the feedback from their peers with little to no effort on your part.
  • You are scratching your head as to how to complete this task…until now. DocAppender will be your new best friend.

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