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Google Forms

A part of the Google suite, Google Forms is a free, basic survey creator that allows you to easily create and share a poll with multiple users and analyze the responses.

The interface is similar to other Google products. You can easily add a variety of types of  questions to your poll, including short or long text answers, multiple choice, checkboxes and dropdown boxes. Your questions can also include images or videos.

You can create your surveys from scratch, or start with one of the pre-designed templates like a blank quiz, exit ticket, course evaluation or worksheet. Google Forms also allows you to add collaborators if you’d like others to have the option of editing the form as well.

Once you’ve completed your poll, you can choose to customize its appearance by selecting a background color, adding your own images, or selecting a design theme.

To share the form with users, just click on “send” and email a link or share the link via social media.

Once your audience has responded to your Google Form survey, you can choose to analyze the results in a variety of ways. You can:

  • View or print individual responses
  • View charts of the responses
  • View the results within a spreadsheet

Advanced Features
Third-party “add-ons” can also be used with Google Forms, and can provide you with additional tools. To use them, go the add-on menu (it looks like a little puzzle piece and is on the right-hand side of the menu at the top of the screen). Note: The choice of add-ons is constantly changing; some are removed, and others are being added all the time. As of this writing, some of the available add-ons include:

  • Choice Eliminator: Gives you the capability of eliminating a choice once someone has picked it (this would be useful for scheduling discrete conference times, for instance)
  • Form Notifications: Notifies you (or anyone else) via email whenever a form is received
  • Ultradox Trigger: Helps you create unique documents or send personalized emails based on form submissions.

In Your Classroom

  • I can’t imagine a better way to survey your congregation, your staff and your parents. The spreadsheet gives you the ability to easily sort answers.
  • Try making a form that includes a video and follow-up questions within it. Then send it to your students for their response. This is a great way to get student reflections!

This is a “Technology Tuesday” post via Behrman House, edited by Ann D. Koffsky . You can find more Behrman House Technology Tuesdays here.


April 17, 2018 - Posted by | Behrman House Technology Tuesday, Uncategorized | ,

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