Posted by: Paula Lenox | July 6, 2010

Day 14 . . . Google Forms

Google Docs have many qualities we will get around to discussing.  First, as we get ready for the start of a new school year (yes, I know it is only July 6th)  but I know you are planning for next year and I want to help make the year more productive, so I am starting with Google Forms.

click here or on the photo above to go to the example form.

Google forms are easy to create if you have a gMail account.  You can add text, paragraph text, multiple choice, check box, select from a list, scale and grid type questions. There is a variety of themes to select from to personalize your survey.  The data from the form is collected in a Google spreadsheet for easy viewing and analyzing and it can be downloaded into Excel.  Once you are done creating the form you can email it, embed it or link to the webpage it is on (which is what I did above).  So what data do you as a classroom teacher or administrator need to collect?  Let’s make a list:

  • Emergency contact list of phone numbers, email addresses, addresses, emergency contact person etc.
  • Sign ups for volunteers, or Sign ins for an event
  • Permission forms or photo release forms
  • Students can design a form and gather data to study a real world problem and design solutions
  • Use the data for a math lesson on graphing and decision making
  • Create a ‘take home’ quiz or assessment
  • Create you own ‘walk through’ forms and or teacher feedback/reflection on a lesson
  • Sign ups for volunteers with your club
  • Student book summaries

Well, I know this list is just the beginning, and with time and experience you will find your own creative and innovative ideas.  Please remember to stop back and let us know how you are using Google Forms in Education.

If you want to share your ideas in a google form click here.

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Responses

  1. Here is a great link to more ideas for using Google Forms in the classroom: http://tinyurl.com/y8uz2y8


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