Nanuet Professional Development Technology Cheat Sheet Google Forms Survey Google Docs is Googles answer to Microsoft Office. When you sign up for a free Google account you get access to web based document , spreadsheet, presentation, and surveying software. These services reside in the "cloud" which means they are stored on Googles servers. Google docs create websites for you to share your work and has collaboration features. Google Forms is a survey tool that collects data and funnels the information into a spreadsheet. The form creates a website to collect the data or you can embed the form into your own webpage. Survey questions can be short answer, long answer, multiple choice, choose from lists, and check boxes. Forms can be used to survey students or create assessments. You can even create a self‐grading quiz. 1) Navigate your browser to https://docs.google.com. 2) After signing up for a free Google account go to Create New Form. 3) You are now ready to add a Title and Description for your Form. Each question can have a Title as well as Help Text. There are seven types of questions you can use in your Form. The Pencil allows you to edit the question, the Mirror copies the question and the Trash Can deletes the question. You have the option to “Make this a required question.”
4) On the top of the Form Edit you have the option to Add Item or one of the seven types of questions depending on what the question is you are asking. You can choose a theme from the approximate 100 templates some being education themed. Email This Form will email the survey to the entered email addresses. After you start collecting data you can See the Responses in a Spreadsheet or Summary Form. Under more actions you can get the code to embed the Form in a website or Edit the Confirmation which is what people see after completing the Form. 5) On the bottom of the Form Edit there is a URL where you can view your published Form. You can share the URL with students or link from a webpage. Below is an example of a Form. 6) All of the information collected by the Form funnels into a spreadsheet. The spreadsheet organizes the information for each field into a column. Please see the tutorial on spreadsheets to see the different ways to manipulate the data.