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Interested in monitoring student work? Give feedback regularly? Reduce student excuses? Try Google Drive!
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Collect and analyse data | Forms & Add-ons | The Apps Show

Remember last time when you had to collect a large amount of data to make an informed decision? Think about tasks such as the collection of feedback fro
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Another introduction to Google Forms.  This time, however, it includes information about two add-ons: FormMule (customisable auto response) and FormLimiter (once the maximum number of responses has been reached, it stops accepting anymore).  If you haven't used Forms before, then the first part of the video is quite good if cheesy.
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How to Create a Survey Using Google Forms

How to Create a Survey Using Google Forms | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Here are step-by-step instructions for creating a Google Forms survey that poses questions in a variety of styles.
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A very clear set of instructions on how to create a Form or in this case, a survey.  If you have not used Forms before, this might be a good starting point.
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Google Form Updates Help With Student Accountability

Google Form Updates Help With Student Accountability | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Forms is a great way for teachers to gather data about learning or create exit tickets or provide feedback. The possibilities are limitless. Aside from being really easy to create, forms allows us to collect data in an efficient way with the help of the students. We no longer have to walk around with a clipboard all of the time, trying to record what students to tell us. Instead we can put the onus on students to participate in the experience.
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This post by a teacher-user of Google Forms is worth a look simply because she outlines the advantages of the new version of Forms. This could be handy if you want some information for teachers (or students) who are interested in using Forms.
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Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, March 21, 12:07 PM
This post by a teacher-user of Google Forms is worth a look simply because she outlines the advantages of the new version of Forms. This could be handy if you want some information for teachers (or students) who are interested in using Forms.
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7 Google Tricks to Learn During Spring Break! | Shake Up Learning

7 Google Tricks to Learn During Spring Break! | Shake Up Learning | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
  Pinterest 7 Google Tricks to Try During Spring Break! Who’s ready for Spring Break? I know I am! Spring Break is a great time to relax, vacation, spend time with loved ones and recharge. It is also a great time to sharpen your saw! So I have put together this quick list of Google tricks …
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Kasey Bell reminds us of the new updates for Google Forms and Docs. She sets them out well and gives good examples. Of interest to teachers is the example image above where you can see who has responded to each form. Useful for roll calls, or giving quick quizzes in the classroom.
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5 MORE Ways to Use Google Forms in the Classroom

5 MORE Ways to Use Google Forms in the Classroom | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
By Nicole Long When most teachers begin using Google Drive, they start with the basics: Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides. These most commonly resemble the Microsoft products we’re accustomed to, so the natural progression is to bring these popular trends immediately into your daily routi...
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Not sure if this link will work but it has some good details (and further links) on how to use Google Forms with classes. Not a lot new here but the author gives some useful, practical insights about how he uses forms with his classes.  Worth a read.
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Alejandro Minotti's curator insight, March 4, 9:55 AM
Not sure if this link will work but it has some good details (and further links) on how to use Google Forms with classes. Not a lot new here but the author gives some useful, practical insights about how he uses forms with his classes.  Worth a read.
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Free Technology for Teachers: 13 Google Forms Tutorial Videos

Free Technology for Teachers: 13 Google Forms Tutorial Videos | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

Last week the new version of Google Forms became the default version in many Google Accounts. But, as many people have pointed out to me, not all Google Accounts have made the transition.

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Richard Byrne has summarised his list of Google Form videos, including examples for both new and old versions of Forms.

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Google Forms - More ways you can create better forms

Google Forms - More ways you can create better forms | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Once you've got to grips with the basics, it's time to look at other ways you can make you form better. Here's a selection of options Google Forms provides which are very easy to use but will allow you to use Forms in different ways. Let's start with what's hiding in the Settings menu. On the…
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Baz Roberts is a new blog focusing on developing a range of resources introducing Google Apps. This post assumes a good understanding of how to create a form using Google Forms and looks into some of the options. For example, if this was a test, students might have the option of re-taking the test if you, as their teacher, want that to happen. Baz explains how.

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Tutorial Showcase: Google Forms - The Techy Coach Blog

Tutorial Showcase: Google Forms - The Techy Coach Blog | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

As I spend this month overhauling and updating the Techy Coach Blog, I'll be shining the spotlight on tutorial videos that each focus on a specific Google App.

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This post and video focuses on the new version of Forms. It includes a range of ideas on how to use Forms in the classroom.

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The Impossible to Fail Quiz in the New Google Forms

The Impossible to Fail Quiz in the New Google Forms | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
After Chris Aviles introduced me to the Impossible to Fail Quiz at EdCamp New Jersey, I liked it so much I used it with my students and created a tutorial to show other teachers how to make it. This quiz is a great strategy to deliver precise remediation to students who need multiple opportunities to learn. However,…
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I'm not sure I fully follow the process but the ideas sounds great! If a student gets a question wrong, they are directed to watch a relevant video and then they can re-try the question - until they get it right! Not a good way to learn something new but useful for revision.

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Google Forms: Quick Start Guide

Google Forms: Quick Start Guide | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

Quick guide to getting started with using Google Forms. Please feel free to utilize this resource with students and teachers in trainings on Google Forms. 

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Really good introduction to using Google Forms from scratch.

Go here for the pdf version: http://goo.gl/yB956a

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Jackie Lerch's curator insight, February 3, 12:47 PM

I love GOOGLE FORMS

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Google Forms: Using Summary of Responses Repeatedly

Google Forms: Using Summary of Responses Repeatedly | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
If you use Google Forms as formative assessment quizzes, Forms automagically creates summary charts for you. However, the charts are the cumulation of all the times the form has been filled out. I …
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Alice Keeler summarises how to use the results of Google Forms and how to delete past results so that you can reuse the Form.

Seriously, do what you can to follow Alice. (e.g. @AliceKeeler on twitter). She is a Google Apps dynamo.

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Steve Borley's curator insight, January 28, 8:35 PM

Here's a good reminder to teachers to make use of Google Forms for creating tests. 

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The Techy Coach Blog: Make your own Mad Libs with Google Forms

The Techy Coach Blog: Make your own Mad Libs with Google Forms | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

Do you remember Mad Libs?  They were those funny little stories that had parts of speech missing from them, and the gist behind them was to substitute random words for those parts of speech to see what fun ensued.  

Have you ever thought about making your own?  Or thought of the possibility of applying the same method to help kids learn a topic in your Social Studies, Science, or ELA class?  Maybe if you turned a passage from classic literature or a creative writing class into a Mad Lib exercise, your kids might just have enough fun that the learnin' sticks.

Its pretty easy to make your own with a Google Form.  This tutorial, along with the Autocrat AddOn for Google Sheets can help you make it happen.  Just watch!

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I have never done Mad Libs so I don't know how to use this but English, Social Studies and History teachers might find it useful to watch the video.

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1:1 Classroom -- Head Over Heals with Google Forms

1:1 Classroom -- Head Over Heals with Google Forms | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
I recently fell in love with a tech tool in a manner similar to the way in which I fall in love with classic titles on a bookshelf. These are titles I have read but for some reason or another the significance was lost until bam! Lightning strikes and I cannot put that book down. This is the case with Google Forms.
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A very good article summarising the use of Google Forms in the classroom. The examples include: using it with substitution or relief teachers; getting students to state where they are at with their research; using it for pre- and post- quizzes.

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Use Gmail to gather intelligence with Google Forms

Use Gmail to gather intelligence with Google Forms | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
How to embed a form into an email using Google Forms. Easy steps, and 3 good reasons to send forms in email.
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As a follow-up to the previous email, here is how to embed a Google Form in emails so that users can fill the form in straight away rather than opening a separate link!  All you need to know is their email address and you will be able to send it directly to each user and they don't even have to 'log in' to be identified.
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Where to Locate and Download Google Form Add-ons - The Gooru

  Click here to watch this video on YouTube It’s easy to find Chrome extensions, but what about Google Form Add-ons? Here’s a quick video to help you locate Google Form Add-ons and begin downloading them. Create a new Google ..more ›
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A quick video from the Gooru on how get add-ons for Google Forms.
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Get Google Forms Data in an Email Message

Get Google Forms Data in an Email Message | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
When a user submits a Google Form, you can have all the entered form data sent in a email message to one or more recipients and also send a copy to the form respondent.
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Wow. Although this is a long post with lots of steps, the end result might just be worth it. When users make a Google Form submission, you can get a summary of the results in an email. It does entail you adding the add-on described in the post. Depending on how confident you are, you can modify what exactly is reported to you in the email (you can see an example in the diagram above). Haven't tried it myself but can't wait.
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Choice Eliminator 2 - Google Forms add-on

Choice Eliminator 2 - Google Forms add-on | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Choice Eliminator will eliminate options from a multiple-choice, list, or checkbox type of question.
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This is the link to put the add-on into your Chrome browser. It allows you to create a list (the example is a parent / teacher meeting list of times) and then remove choices from the list.
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Jabbar Ziadi's curator insight, March 3, 7:19 AM
This is the link to put the add-on into your Chrome browser. It allows you to create a list (the example is a parent / teacher meeting list of times) and then remove choices from the list.
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Personalized Google Forms

Personalized Google Forms | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
PRE-FILLING GOOGLE FORMS OUT Why would you want to pre-fill parts of a Google Form? To ensure the information is in the format you want The data format is consistent Consistent data means it's easier to analyze afterwards It's quicker for the person to fill out your form It adds the personal touch, if you add…
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Hmmm. This is a good idea but not for the faint-hearted.

It allows to pre-populate a form with consistent data. Now this is very important if you want to do an analysis of the class data but most teachers just want to see the results submitted by students.

So have a look at Baz's tutorial because he gives a lot of detail.

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The NEW Google Forms: 9 classroom uses

The NEW Google Forms: 9 classroom uses | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
The new Google Forms makes classroom activities more efficient and more attractive. Here are 9 ways you can use Google Forms.
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This is great news. Ditch That Textbook has had a look at Google Forms and come up with this amazing list of how to use forms in the classroom. It includes submitting work (of course) but you can also get it to send emails when students submit their work - and even find out who submitted their work late.

Other examples include: quick assessments, sign-outs and choose your own adventure.  Great work, Matt.

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Cecilia Monserrat's curator insight, February 20, 2:03 PM

I've used Google Forms with great success. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Get Add-ons in the New Version of Google Forms

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Get Add-ons in the New Version of Google Forms | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

Last week Google announced support for Add-ons in the new version of Google Forms. Lack of support for Add-ons had been holding me back from making the switch.

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A very important video showing how to put add-ons to the new version of Google Forms.  Hopefully we will see an increasing number of add-ons for this very versatile app.

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Google Forms update brings real-time email notifications, add-ons support, & more

Google Forms update brings real-time email notifications, add-ons support, & more | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Forms is getting a welcomed update today that brings an enhanced user interface and new features for all users and some specifically for Google Apps for Work and Education users.
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The highlight of this post for me is that now, as well as getting a summary of responses, you can hit a tab and see the individual responses. So important for school forms!

If you use Google for Education, you can also see who hasn't responded (assuming you have targeted the Form) and send a reminder email.  All for free!

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Google Forms - How do they work?

Google Forms - How do they work? | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Forms is one of the simpliest tools to use to collect data and information but as they are connected to a spreadsheet (Google Sheet) they can be very powerful in terms of data analysis. There are numerous uses for Google Forms but common ones are: Collecting feedback - questionnaire Signing up to an event Data entry…
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A fairly basic introduction to Google Forms. Useful if you have never used this application.

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create a Multiple Part Test in Google Forms

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create a Multiple Part Test in Google Forms | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

My suggestion is to break-up long tests into multiple Google Forms. At the end of each Form include a link to the next Form in the series. For example, instead of giving one twenty question Form to students I might give them two Forms containing ten questions each. In the video embedded below I demonstrate how to do this.

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Since you can't save work as you go when using Google Forms for a test, what about dividing it up into smaller tests.  Richard Byrne shows you how.

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Control Alt Achieve: The Ultimate Guide to Creating Assessments with Google Forms

Control Alt Achieve: The Ultimate Guide to Creating Assessments with Google Forms | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

Google Forms is an easy but powerful tool for teachers to create online assessments for their students. And with the help of the Flubaroo add-on, the quizzes can be graded automatically as well.

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I think the headline is a little humble but the article outlines the benefits of using Google Forms which include giving students more feedback, being able to collaborate with other teachers and being able to use Multimedia.

The article includes links to two hour-long videos by Eric Curts on how to use Forms.

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Tom Lademann's curator insight, January 27, 3:42 PM

Great collection of resources - very detailed and thorough 

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Free 'Clickers' for All: Using Google Forms to Survey Your Students

Free 'Clickers' for All: Using Google Forms to Survey Your Students | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Using Google Forms as a free alternative to clickers, I am able to get a real-time assessment of student learning and attitudes. 
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One higher ed lecturer's journey to using Google Forms with his class.  He explores how easy it is to gather data and share the results of the data with students. He also briefly discusses using Forms to gauge student understanding of key ideas.

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