Thursday, October 14, 2010

Using Forms in Google Docs

Every year I begin the school year by by having the students read a novel as a class.  Periodically I quiz them on the important events throughout it to ensure that they keep up with the reading.  In years past I have always typed the quiz up and passed it out on a sheet of half paper. But, using Google Docs is much more efficient, and saves paper.  To access, go to Google Docs (if you don't have a Google account, create one!) and log in.  After you have logged in select "Create new" and "Form".  There are several types of questions you can create.  Once all question are entered Google offers many background templates that can be applied.  Your set of questions can then be shared via link, email, or embedded.  I use the embedding option in conjunction with Edmodo.  Click here to see an example of a quiz.  As the students take the quiz, all responses are sent to a spreadsheet within your Google Docs account.

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