Below is a list of a few ideas for using forms:
- Back to school/Getting to know you activity
- Student assessments
- Exit tickets
- Collecting parent info at Back to School Night
- Give a survey and graph the results
- Student reflections/evaluations, such as after a field trip
- Parent feedback
- Student reading records
- Create a form/checklist for you to complete while assessing a small group or student
- Documenting PD
- and SO much more!
Now comes the fun part! Let's customize the look of the form. In the top right area of the page, choose the paint palette to change the color or theme of your form. If you click on the picture icon, there are tons of themes to choose from. You can even upload your own photo to use at the top of the form. Choose the "eye" to preview your form or choose the settings wheel to see more options.
Next you'll need to set up where you want the responses to go when someone fills out your form. Choose Responses at the top and click on the little green symbol. I generally choose to create a new spreadsheet and leave the default name, which will be your title and the word (Responses), but you can change the name if you'd like.
You have just created your first form and you are ready to send it out! Click on the Send button. You have 3 choices here. You can email it right from the form itself. You can copy the link to your form to add to a website, email, or even a QR code. This link can be shortened right there, too! Or you can grab the embed code for a webpage.
I hope this tutorial helps you get started with Google Forms. I know once you do, you will love it and wonder how you ever managed without it. I would love to hear how you are using forms in your classroom. Be sure to leave comments with your ideas.
For more in the Google series, see these great tutorials: Classroom, Slides, Forms, Hangouts, Drive, Docs
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