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Google Forms are Magic!

Google Forms are magic - they are so flexible!  They give you an easy way to:
  • collect information
  • get feedback or check for understanding
  • collect digital assignments
  • gather student reflections of lesson or unit
  • obtain formative assessment data
  • create review packets

Click on the caption below the graphic to see some samples of Google Forms hard at work in the classroom.  Many of the examples are from your fellow colleagues!
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Creating a Form:

Navigate to to create a new Google Form.  Or go to where there are Forms templates, or New>Form from Google Drive.

(Tip:  You can create any new Google app by typing in,, or for example.)

Google Forms offer many different question types, allowing you lots of flexibility to accomplish your goal for using the form!  Note that you can collect student work using the File Upload question format. 

Google Forms also automatically provides beautiful graphics  for you based on your form responses:

Google Forms is straight forward and intuitive for relatively simple applications. 

Formative Assessment:

Turn any Google Form into a Quiz by clicking the Cog on the top right and making the Form a Quiz!  

This opens up the Answer Key option found in each question, where you can identify the correct answer for all question types EXCEPT short answer and paragraph.

Google provides quiz information for the quiz overall, by student, and by question.  They even alert you to questions that many students missed.  This helps you decide if you need to reteach a question topic.

If desired, you can create a Google Form as a Quiz right inside of Google Classroom. Just click the Create button and select Quiz assignment:

Analyzing Data:

As mentioned above, Google Forms does a great job of providing graphics based on the responses to your questions.  You can also easily create a linked Google Sheet that automatically updates as Form Responses are submitted.  You do this by clicking the Green square with a + sign on the Responses tab of your Form. 
Once your data is located in a Google Sheet, you can create your own graphs based on the information, look at the information using subsets of data, or you can create a 'heat map'.  There are very few limits to how you dissect the data.

Create Documents and Email information:

Using add-ons like  Form Publisher (for Forms) or Autocrat (for Sheets), you can utilize the information submitted on the form to create beautiful documents in any format you wish.  You can even email them to the responder and other stakeholders!

Google Forms Hybrid Course:

Do some of the examples above peak your interest?  Do you want to learn more?  Sign up for one or all of the Google Forms Phases offered this winter.   Personalize your learning - take only the phases you are interested in!  Note that you can take Phase 1 and 2 either online or face-to-face.

Link to the course schedule

Link to course registration

Phase 1:  Gathering Information.  Everything you need to know to create Google Forms for any reason!  Online or face-to-face, 1 hour, 1 PDP

Phase 2:  Formative Assessment.  Learn how to set up Google Forms to automatically grade and give students immediate feedback.  Online or face-to-face, 1 hour, 1 PDP

Phase 3:  Analyzing Data.   Create a linked Google Sheet with one click.  Form responses in the Sheet are now available for analysis and/or communication almost any way you want!  Face-to-face only, 1 hour, 1 PDP.


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