I first blogged about Google Forms in this post from way back in 2012. Now that everyone in GCISD has a Google account, it's even easier to get started! Here's a step by step tutorial if you're new to Google Forms: http://learn.googleapps.com/products/forms/get-started.
Google Forms are a great way to get information from your students or parents. Many teachers use a short Google Form for a quick formative assessment during a lesson. I have pinned tons of ideas for using Google Forms in the classroom on this Pinterest board: https://goo.gl/ZBEKce
Here are some examples from GCISD teachers.
- Decimals Task Cards - from Kimberly Steele, 4th grade teacher at OC Taylor Elementary. The students worked sample problems on their task cards and submitted the answers to her via this form (http://goo.gl/forms/jcK3B4mjiD). Then she used Flubaroo to give her immediate feedback about their progress.
- Map Skills - from Caroline Presley, 3rd grade teacher at Heritage Elementary. Caroline used the "add image" feature to add a labeled map for students to reference as they completed this form (http://goo.gl/forms/k0QLWWL2I4).
Once you start using Google Forms with students, you'll definitely want to check out Flubaroo. It's an awesome add-on that will automatically grade a form for you! My favorite part is that it gives you an item by item analysis so you can quickly assess which specific skills your students need to work on.
Here's a quick demo of Flubaroo (click this link if you are viewing this blog post via email: http://viewpure.com/U06W3H_iDho):
Flubaroo has a great step by step tutorial on their web site to get you started: http://www.flubaroo.com/flubaroo-user-guide.
How do you use Google Forms and Flubaroo in your classroom? Leave us a comment with your ideas and links to your sample forms!