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5 Innovative Ways to Use Google Forms: Beyond Quizzes and Surveys

by | Jul 9, 2024 | ETS Instructors

Google Forms is a versatile tool that can transform how you engage students, gather data, and streamline classroom processes. While quizzes and surveys are common uses, check out these strategies to elevate your teaching with Google Forms, along with how to implement them:

  • Interactive Storytelling Adventures

      • How-to: Create a Google Form with multiple-choice questions that present different paths in the story. Use the “Go to section based on answer” feature to direct students to different sections of the form based on their choices.

      • Example: In a history story, students might choose to follow a character who joins the American Revolution or one who remains loyal to Britain, leading to unique storylines and outcomes.

      • Video Tutorial: Creating a Choose Your own Adventure Story

  • Personalized Learning Checkpoints

      • How-to: Develop learning modules with text, images, or videos, and embed Google Forms quizzes at intervals. Use branching logic to provide personalized feedback and direct students to appropriate resources based on their quiz responses.

      • Example: In a math unit, students who struggle with fractions can be directed to additional practice problems, while those who demonstrate mastery can move on to more advanced topics.

      • Video Tutorial: How to Create Google Forms with Conditional Logic (Branching Questions)

  • Creating Class Newsletters:

    • How-to: Design a Google Form template to gather information for your newsletter (e.g., student spotlights, upcoming events, class highlights). Share the form with students and parents, and use their submissions to create a polished newsletter.

    • Example: Include a section for students to share their favorite books, hobbies, or weekend activities. Use this information to create a student spotlight section in your newsletter.

  • Digital Escape Rooms

      • How-to: Craft a series of puzzles and riddles within a Google Form. Use data validation to ensure correct answers unlock the next stage of the escape room. You can even include timers for added excitement.

      • Example: Create a literary-themed escape room where students solve clues hidden in poems or excerpts from novels to escape a virtual library.

      • Video Tutorial: Create An Escape Room Challenge In Google Forms

  • Data-Driven Classroom Management

    • How-to: Create customized Google Forms to track student behavior, attendance, reading logs, work completion, or any other relevant data. Analyze the results to identify patterns, address concerns, and personalize your classroom management approach.

    • Example: Track students’ use of positive behavior strategies with a daily check-in form. This data can help you identify which strategies are most effective for individual students.

    • Video Tutorial: Using Google Forms to Track Student Work

By thinking beyond traditional quizzes and surveys, you can unlock the full potential of Google Forms to create dynamic, interactive, and personalized learning experiences for your students. Experiment with these innovative ideas and discover how this versatile tool can revolutionize your classroom!

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