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Formative and Summative Assessments Google Style!

Session Description

Formative And Summative Assessments Google Style

This session will provide you with a step-by-step guide to creating your own Formative and Summative Assessments using Google Forms, and Google Presentations. First I will define Formative and Summative and give examples of each type.  I will then demonstrate how the Mechanicsburg School district uses Google Presentations to pose questions to students in the classroom or lab and how the students use Google Forms to respond to the questions in the Google Presentation.  Using the summary view of Google Forms to show immediate results after an assessment allows you as an educator to immediately adjust the content you teach based on those results improving student's comprehension and grades.  I will give examples on how you can sort and filter the data to get the best results to share with administration, colleagues and parents. 


  • Suggested audience: Anyone
  • Prior experience or knowledge: Beginner


  • Time: 5pm Eastern
  • Session hashtag: #gafeassess
  • Conference hashtag: #eduonair

Eric Griffith
Director of IT for Mechanicsburg Schools, Ohio, USA


  • To watch the live stream of this session, visit Eric's Google+ Page at 5pm Eastern May 2nd.
  • The live stream will appear as a black box with the word "Hangouts" on it (as in the screenshot of slide 5 here). Double click the black box to start watching the video.
  • Open Eric's Google+ Page in two windows.  On one page you can watch the live stream and in the other you can type in your comments.
  • To ask Eric questions during the Hangout, post them into the "comments" section below the live stream. Please note you need to refresh the page manually to see new comments.
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