The use of Google Forms in the classroom is growing every day. Teachers are using this simple tool to engage students, assess their progress, evaluate their growth, collect data, and SO much more. Here are a few of my favorite hidden secrets, tips, tricks, ideas, and hacks for using Google Forms with your students.
I’m going to start with some more basic tips and move to more “advanced” tips towards the end. Feel free to scroll through and read what looks most interesting to you.
Also, if you would like some classroom resources that are already set up in Google Forms, check out these FREE Digital Math Spiral Reviews.
Playing with the Settings
Don’t let the word “settings” intimidate you. While there are lots of choices in the settings area of Google Forms, they are simple to work with. You can choose to allow students to see their results right away or you can leave them special feedback depending on their answer. This is also where you can turn on that AMAZING self-grading option! This video goes through some of my favorite settings.
Changing Up Question Types
One of my favorite things about creating resources with Google Forms is the wide variety of question types you can use. Of course, I love a good multiple-choice or short answer question like every other teacher, but there is so much more! This video will show you how to use each question type currently offered.
Adding Images and Videos
While adding images and videos isn’t necessary for all activities, a good visual may be just what you need. Watch this video to see how I add in images, link to YouTube videos, and even include full passages with my Google Form activity.
Sharing a Google Form with Students
Once you’re done setting up your Google Form, you’ll need to share it with your students. Here are a few tips for sharing with your students.
How to Collect Data
This is my fav! Google Forms make it so easy to collect data on students. You can then use that data to help determine which students need reteaching or how to group students for future instruction. Let me show you what I mean…
Google Forms Resources
I am currently on a massive quest to convert SO many amazing resources over to Google Forms because I truly believe in the benefit of this tool. If you would like to check out some that I’ve already created, feel free to click the images below. MORE resources (grade levels and subjects) are coming soon!
CLICK each image to view the resource!
Check out this blog post to learn more about my MATH Digital Spiral Review resource!
If you are using Google Forms in the classroom, I hope these tips will help you make the most of this amazing tool!