Sunday, March 30, 2014

What's a Google Form Good For? (Part 3) Assessment

Formative or summative, Google Forms give me lots of way to see how my students are doing.
  1. I can use a form to ask how a project is going
  2. If we are reading a novel I can use forms to give a comprehension quiz for accountability. 
  3. When students give presentations the rest of the class can contribute to the evaluation with the presentation rubric
  4. When my students are reading a text I can ask them to share their thinking with me
  5. I can even have students create a shared resource as I shared in this previous post. 
  6. And when students have finished their essay they can self grade on a rubric
If you are using a form for assessment and it is all (or mostly) multiple choice you can have your form grade it for you using Flubaroo. Learn more about Flubaroo.

Tips For Short Answer Questions
First, it is much easier to read student answers if you widen the columns. Just hover over the line at the top of the column and when your cursor becomes a line with an arrow at each end you can click and drag the line to widen the column.  It also helps to limit yourself to just 2-3 short answers per form.

Second, it can be easier, especially at first to print out the sheet for grading. Before you print, change the color of your sheet. To do that click in the box above row 1 and to the left of column A. The whole sheet should turn light blue. Now click on the paint can icon and switch to white. You'll save a lot of ink not printing the grey background and your sheet will be easier to read.  To grade a printed sheet I work on one question at a time. Working vertically is faster than grading each student one by one horizontally.

What's A Google Form Good For (Part 1)
What's A Google Form Good For (Part 2)