Google Forms in the classroom adapted fromtombarrett
Using Google Forms andSpreadsheets in the Classroom more ideas from ‘32 interesting ways to use Google…’ Adapted and extended by CMS April 2013 from ‘32 Interesting ways to use Google Docs in the Classroom’ which is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Share Alike 3.0 License.
administration formsStudents are often the weaklink when returning slips.When running a parentsinformation evening weoffered an electronicalternative to replying onpaper. We also embeddedthe form on our VLE.Entries go straight to anunshared spreadsheet.
whole school or departmental surveysOur school recently completed awhole school survey on Teaching andLearning. This could be used bydepartments on a smaller scale too.It saves paper and money; but moreimportantly it saves you so muchtime in collating and analysingresults..An example here: http://bit.ly/fbJE4a
assignment trackerWhenever a student completes a digital assignment they visit a Google FormIve created that asks for their name, class period, and assignment name. I alsoask them to paste in the link to their completed assignment.I view the spreadsheet each day and grade each assignment turned in. I use acolor-coding system to provide quick feedback to the students. Thespreadsheet is published as a webpage - the outbox. A green row means thatthe assignment was graded, an amber line indicates that the assignment wasincomplete and I type a short, but relevant message in the adjacent cell. If therow is highlighted in red, the link given was incorrect.Students and parents have access to the otherwise private spreadsheet linkbehind a password protected site. I keep the spreadsheet up for the entiregrading period so that parents and students can monitor assignments and ithas put an end to "I thought I turned that in" questions for me. I create a newinbox for the following term.
spreadsheetUse a single shared spreadsheetfor the whole class.Add the childrens names in thefirst few columns.Add Pulse Rate 1, Pulse Rate 2 Pooled data could then be analysed,...along the column headings. averaged, charted and explored.When exploring resting pulse The sharing of data from peers helpsrate or pulse rate change ask the children to think about the accuracywhole class to add their data at and reliability of science data and tothe same time. deal with a larger data set quickly.
forms - assessment for learningSet-up a Google Form forstudents to enter feedback onhow they felt they coped with alesson/learning objective.Grade understanding from 1 to 5or ABC. Create an option to entera comment.Embed the form in a VLE for easyaccess.
website evaluationAsk your students to find a website on aparticular topic and to then evaluate it byanswering the questions on a Google Form.Collected evaluations can then lead todiscussions about how websites havedifferent audiences and how some are moreuseful/helpful than others.
end of topic testsAllow students to create their own questionnairesabout a unit of work. This has the benefit ofextending and/or strengthening theirunderstanding in creating effective questions.Students can then complete other students quizzesto boost their understanding again.As an extra, you can have the final few questions aspeer assessment about a quiz.: WWW (what wentwell) and EBI (even better if…)about the quality ofthe questions, coverage of the unit, and so forth.Create and complete questionnaires as homeworkor in class time.
spreadsheet Magic FillEnter two examplesof a particular fieldof information,highlight them, holdCTRL and drag thecorner down to autopopulate the cellswith additional itemsin the field.Don’t use capitals.Enter the field titlelater.
brainstormingEmbed a Google Form on a GoogleSite’s page and embed the resultingGoogle Spreadsheet below it.This can function a lot like a wiki, orcommenting on a blog, but with arestricted purpose/scope, and universalaccess.I have students go to a class computerwhenever we run across a homophoneto add it to the class website.Also good for adult asynchronousbrainstorming.
acknowledgmentIdeas extracted from the ’32* interesting waysto use Google Docs in the classroom’presentation were curated by Tom Barrett andlicensed under Creative Commons .Tom Barret has a comprehensive Google Siteworth visiting if you are interested in exploringfurther. *This has now grown to 70 ideas!