Google Forms
Practical classroom ideas
Google Forms care a powerful feature of Google Spreadsheets. They can be used to create multiple choice quizzes, surveys, feedback forms and many other things! Below are some potential classroom uses for Forms:
  • Class surveys and polls on a variety of themes or issues
  • School or parent surveys - collect feedback on whatever you want
  • Virtual voting booths for school/class elections
  • CD/Book/Movie/Website reviews database
  • Peer or self review of writing based on objectives
  • Start of the Year Snapshot - collect info on students at the start of the year (likes, dislikes, favourite subject, favourite book, academic struggles, etc.)
  • Choose Your Own Adventure Stories

mark
*N*mail 
is a free app that you can use to mark Google Form based quizzes and tests


Checking Understanding Assessment
Unit Intro: KWL Chart
  • students go to an online form and answer questions at the beginning of a unit
  • students get the feedback of their entries emailed to them
  • instructor gleans understanding of where the student's level of understanding on the topic is at
  • Student can later fill in a "What I Learned" form or a doc
Create a form right now! Click Here to go to Google Docs 

STEP 1: Make the form and enter in all of your questions
STEP 2: Share the form with your students (private link>email form or publish form to the web and email link)
STEP 3: Get students to complete the form
STEP 4: Assess the data

End of Unit Assessment
Reflective Journal Entry
  • students go to an online form to answer reflective, end of the unit questions
  • results are emailed to the student
  • instructor can check level of understanding on certain key learning objectives before a quiz or after a unit is finished in order to better guide the student's needs in certain areas
Create another form right now! Click Here to go to Google Docs 

STEP 1: Make the form and enter in all of your questions
STEP 2: Share the form with your students (private link>email form or publish form to the web and email link)
STEP 3: Get students to complete the form
STEP 4: Assess the data
Quiz Making
Multiple Choice, True/False, Fill in the Blank, short Answer, Essay Question, etc.
  • create an online quiz for students to take 
  • student's responses go directly into a spreadsheet
  • mark them at your convenience anywhere using a marking tool such as 
    mark*N*mail
     to help you out with the marking.
Click Here to take a sample quiz
Click Here to see the resulting spreadsheet

View Grade 6 Science: Reason for the Seasons Quiz
View Grade 5 Math: Motion Geometry Quiz
View Grade 5 Social: New France Quiz
View Grade 6: Figures of Speech Quiz
Assessing Student Learning in the Classroom
Judging and Reporting Assessment of Learning (AAC)
  • This is a great resource from the Alberta Assessment Consortium. It lays out multiple uses for Google Forms that go beyond the simple test/quiz model. It contains form templates you can use in your classroom to help you aseess students in meaningful ways.
Click Here to view the form menu
Assessment Using Rubrics
A variety of rubrics across the curriculum
Forms handle rubrics quite well. You can automate some of the more common responses you would normally give kids and also have room for marking, scales, written comments and the like. experiment and find a way that suits your needs!

CLICK HERE to view a Persuasive Writing Rubric [A]
CLICK HERE to view a Persuasive Writing Rubric [B]
CLICK HERE to view a Short Story Rubric
CLICK HERE to view Les Habitants Rubric
CLICK HERE to view Group Work Rubric
CLICK HERE to view Science Fair Rubric