Google has made all of our lives much easier as teachers. At this point we take it for granted that we can look up answers to questions that our students stumped us with, or that we can find the perfect image to complement our lessons.
Still, a lot of teachers haven’t gotten past the search bar to see what Google really has to offer.
That’s not to say all teachers, not by a long shot. There are TONS of teachers who are putting Google’s apps and resources to incredible use – the best of which is Google Drive. Google drive is like the free collaborative version of Microsoft Office, but easier to use.
Today I want to look at a basic introduction to my favorite part of Google Drive: Forms. Forms are an outstanding way to collect information, create sign up sheets, survey students and parents, and give out quizzes.
Let’s take a look at the basics of Google Forms:
I didn’t get deeply into the spreadsheet, but it’s worth pointing out that you can run formulas on the spreadsheet as well, so it’s a pretty quick step to tally scores and print out grades quickly after the students have finished.
There are so many possibilities, I’ve really only explored the tip of the iceberg. I hope you’ll look into forms some more and let me know what features you think are outstanding that I didn’t talk about in the video.
For example, you can also embed a quiz right into your website, just like I’ve done here: Make sure to fill it out as part of your homework: