Friday, January 3, 2014

Google Forms Entrance Slip

Now that my district has made the move to Google, I am on a quest to start using all the amazing features it has...and I'll try to share my bumps and bruises along the way.  Feel free to chime in with great ideas of your own!  Remember, we are our own best professional development!

So . . . a dear friend of mine is an EXPERT at using Google with her middle schoolers, so I tapped her brain a few months ago before we even HAD Google, and now I am ready to put some things into action.  Before winter break, I experimented with a Google form as an assessment tool--but struggled knowing how to GET the form to the students (they have accounts, but no email...thus no sharing via email).  I figured out that I could create a Google doc that had a link to the form.  I shared the doc in my "Shared with Class" folder...and voila!


So...today we had our assigned computer lab time, and I reminded them how to access their Google drive and the "shared with me" folder.  They all opened this document called "What I remember about fractions" and clicked the link.  It took them to the Google form...


I purposely designed the task to have multiple possible answers like the Smarter Balanced assessment will have, and after about 10 minutes of data collection I got THIS!


Sadly, all the yellow marks are either incorrect or missing responses...so I was able to quickly form some review groups (YES...these WERE supposed to be review questions! Heavy sigh.) to try to clear up some misconceptions.  I loved having all the data right at my fingertips instantly--so I can't wait to explore this option more!  Hope those of you who were back at school had a great day...and those at home?  I hope you relaxed a little extra for the rest of us! 

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  1. This post has encouraged me to learn more about Google Docs. We have Chromebooks that we are required to use, and I'm not really sure what to do with them. I'd love to try something like this. Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. I'm just a newbie--and WISH we had Chromebooks! Stay tuned...

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  2. Love this! We are a google district, too. I have yet to venture this far with my second graders, though. Maybe next year I'll concentrate on getting them email accounts. I could do google forms on our iPads and have them answer quiz questions there, though.

    What I Have Learned

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    1. Sure! Not sure how much more work it is to do for the younger kids....but I'm sure they would get the hang of it faster than the rest of us!

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  3. Our district has moved to Google too, and I am loving it! My kids use their drive to save projects (typed essays, etc) I've used forms for quick assessments and also for a quick reading response. The responded to a few questions I asked about our read aloud. The next thing you'll have to try is the Doctopus Script. There are tutorials out there to learn from. You basically share a doc with the kids; they complete it and it is automatically saved into a designated folder on your drive. No sharing or emailing needed.. Super cool!

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    1. Thanks, Allie! I will look into Doctopus Script! Next week we are also going to try the reading response to my read aloud...did you give them a prompt or just have them write reflections?

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  4. Ok, I absolutely love google and google docs, but I have no idea how to get my kids set up with accounts! Can you help me, please???

    Rissa
    Keep Calm and Hoot On

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    1. Hey there Rissa...I have NO idea...our tech people had to do it. Do you have someone in your school or district you can ask?

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  5. Thanks so much for sharing that! I did not know about the forms before now and I can't wait until Monday to try it on my students!

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  6. Wow, I never thought of using Google Docs this way! And if all you need is a link, I can do that easily; I have a classroom blog...oh my goodness I think my head is going to explode with the possibilities now. THANK YOU. It has been such a pain trying to share documents with my class in the past. Tech support would update the system and wipe out all the folders, thumb drives get lost, etc. I'm pinning this!

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    1. YAY! I hope it works for you...I am excited to try more things like this!

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  7. I just wrote about how this post inspired me to you Google Forms for assessment! I hope you check it out!

    Rissa
    http://keepcalmandhooton.blogspot.com/2014/01/tried-it-tuesday-google-forms.html

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