Teachers everywhere are using Google Forms in the classroom for making self-graded assessments. But Google Forms can be used for so much more!
Which do you want to try? Scroll down and find links to detailed articles for how to accomplish each new way in your own classroom.
Take a look at this awesome list of new ways to use Google Forms in the classroom! Click on each one for details.
Google Forms in the Classroom for Students to Turn in Digital Work
When students create something digitally using a Google tool, like a Google Doc, or Google Slides, they can turn it in by uploading it to a Google Form.
This generates an organized list of files you can easily access. No more missing student email submissions or searching for shared documents!
Using Google Forms in the Classroom to Create ‘Escape Room’ Activities
It seems everyone is making Escape Rooms lately. They are so much fun! But you do not need to invest in actual combination locks to do it. All you need is a Google Form!
***Teaching Tip!*** Always check to be sure your Google Form is working properly BEFORE giving it to your kids. Do this by using the “view” button at the top. Go though the whole thing just like you were a student. I have found SO many mistakes.
Use Google Forms in the Classroom as a Super Easy Progress Monitoring Tool
Information is important! Data about student behavior is so helpful when deciding how best to help our students.
But, to be honest, when I am in the middle of teaching, or helping other students, it is hard to stop everything and record student behavior.
Google Forms makes data collection a breeze!
Related: Looking for more ways to use technology in the classroom? Here are my three favorite online tools – so simple you can learn how to use all three in less than fifteen minutes!
Use Google Forms in the Classroom to Give Step-By-Step Instructions
Some students get overwhelmed by large assignments. They benefit by having tasks broken down, step by step. Google Forms is a great way to do this so that they only get one piece at a time!
Use Google Forms in the Classroom for Student Self Reflection
Regular self reflection is a powerful tool for motivating students to do their best. It is also great tool for encouraging a growth mindset.
Using Google Forms will make self reflection easy, and give your students (and you) quick access to valuable data.
Using Google Forms in the Classroom to make Digital Portfolios
You or your students can create digital portfolios of their work using Google Forms. For the teacher, this is a great way to track growth and keep a collection of assignments as data.
Use Google Forms in the Classroom for Daily Differentiation
How do you know which students in your class need extra help and who is ready for more? Daily monitoring of student progress is so important – and it does not have to be hard, or take a long time!
4 Replies to “Seven NEW Ways to Use Google Forms In the Classroom”
Thanks, great article. Some time ago I’ve intersted this issue and found a lot of info , but this article made me to review my opinion.
I am very intrigued by all the possibilities of using Google in the classroom. My question is centered in my current location and teaching responsibilities. I live and work in China, albeit I am an experienced USA teacher of 25 years in the states. Google and China are at war still and to access Google, students need to use a VPN. That said, my students have access to such a tool; however, we currently do work in a Platform (Utah Common Core) kind of Learning Management System that certainly doesn’t have the functionality of Google/Google Classroom. I also don’t want to have to double my workload which is already taxing creating contemporary and usable curriculum inside the standards. I know I can make a stand alone Google Classroom, but how can I avoid double work? Implement all these wonderful features that require work to be submitted into the Platform? I am open to suggestions. Please keep in mind that I work in China. Thank you.
Hello Scott! I am not sure what advice I could offer. I am not familiar with the Utah Common Core platform, are you required to post your assignments there? Can you post a link to the Platform as an assignment? For example, could you make a google form in your Google Drive, then post the share link to the Platform. Students would access the link though the Platform, but all of the data from their work would be accessed through your Google Drive. Is the Platform linked to your grade book? Google would not communicate any grades directly to the platform, you would have to enter those as you grade assignments made with Google Apps (Google Docs, Google Forms, etc). I am sorry I can not be of more help!