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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Use Google Form Templates for Exit Tickets & Course Evals

Over the past couple of days, I have spent some time looking at templates that Google has created for its products. More specifically, I came across some templates with Google Forms. Two of them that I feel could be very useful for teachers are the Exit Ticket and Course Evaluation templates. They are short sweet and to the point. I also like the fact that you have the ability to make any changes that you want with the templates by adding your own questions and/or deleting ones that you don’t find useful/important.

To see the template options, go to the Google Forms direct link forms.google.com. If you go the route of creating a new Google Form from your Google Drive account, you will not see the option to create a form from a template. But by hitting the back button, Google will bring you to their form’s homepage where you will see the available templates. The video below will quickly explain how to get to the Google Form templates.

When it comes to exit tickets, I know that there are tools out there that do the same thing, such as Socrative, but using the exit ticket template in Google Forms can be great for those instances that you

  • don’t want students to have to log into a different tool/system
  • don’t have a lot of time and want to quickly get the exit ticket to students through Google Classroom
As always, if you have any questions, you know where to find me.