Reuse Google Forms instead of copy them! Keep your Google Drive clean from Forms of the same title.
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Be careful sharing Google Forms with teachers and collaborators. They do not work quite the same as Google Docs.
Turn a PDF into a Google Form
USE GOOGLE FORMS! Forms can save you time, inform you of what to do next based on formative assessment, and can improve learning. On Tuesday August 17th, 2021 I will be doing a FREE webinar with OTIS to help you get more out of Google Forms. You must REGISTER for this free event. If you are unable to attend, registering… Read More »Going Back to School with Google Forms
This August I will be doing THREE free webinars with Otis. Check them out on the Otis Calendar and register! Registration is FREE. If you are unable to make the session you will have access to the recording afterwards if you are registered. Tuesday, 8/17, 1:30 PM ET Back to School with Google Forms Google Forms is the greatest thing since… Read More »Going Back with Google Forms, Jamboard, and Student Engagement
Allow students to finish filling out their Google Form responses later. Google Forms will save their progress without needing to submit.
Seeing a lot of questions at once can be overwhelming. Divide up your Google Form into sections (think pages) to help break up the length of the Google Form.
In Google Forms you can grab and drag questions to reorder. However, this can be tricky. It seems whenever I do this I struggle to get this large question box to place in just the spot I want it to appear. Keyboard Shortcuts Learning the keyboard shortcut to move questions will be a game changer! Hold down the Control key… Read More »QUICKLY! Google Forms: Move Questions
What if students do not finish a Google Form and need to finish it later? This is a tricky problem. You not only need to allow editing in the Google Form but have a way to get the student the link to finish later. There is no way to capture this without coding. Template Try It Click on the Google… Read More »Google Forms: Students Did Not Finish
Google Forms allows you to toggle on and off accepting responses. However, sometimes you do not want to turn off responses but rather restrict who is filling out the Form. Create a Short Answer Question Add a short answer question to your Google Form asking for the password. Note: The “answer key” does NOT set the password. The question should… Read More »Password Protect Your Google Forms
You probably are not in the habit of creating sections in a Google Form but I would recommend you use sections often. Create Pages Think of sections like pages. If you have a lot of questions you want to break it up into pages. Last Icon on the Toolbar When adding questions to your Google Form, which is the first… Read More »Google Forms: Adding Sections
One of the ways we used to discourage cheating for paper assessments was to create different versions. Shuffle Question Order In the settings of Google Forms on the “Presentation tab” you can choose “Shuffle question order.” This is certainly one way to prevent students from sharing “the answer to question 5.” Note that ALL the questions shuffle including “What is… Read More »Google Forms: Multiple Versions and Retakes
Tip for using Google Forms: Try to use Multiple Choice and Drop Down options as often as possible. When you let students or others fill in the Form with open response answers it is difficult to sort and filter by that response. If possible, add a drop down list of the student names for them to choose on the Form.… Read More »Google Forms: Paste a LOT of Student Names
I love keyboard shortcuts!! Take the time to learn one a week!
One way to differentiate your lessons is to use a branching Google Form to first find out if the student even needs the information. In a traditional face to face class I would get the entire classes attention to take notes on my math lesson. Now mind you, I taught 9th grade Algebra and 100% of my students had failed… Read More »Google Forms: Create a Branching LESSON