The day has come, my fellow educators, that we can easily make quizzes and tests using Google Forms.
Previously, you would have to use a Google Apps script such as Flubaroo to work within the response section of Google Forms to allow you to create a key, and match that against student form responses and easily send you data. While it took a moment to set the script up for use in the form, once you got it going, it was such a time saver!
Even though my classroom had a pretty nifty District-provided in-class student response system named iRespond, I found that my middle schoolers’ motivation was enhanced by the fact that they could receive their quiz grades via email. This way, they could have record of their grade before I input it in the online grade book. For this, and many other reasons, I had my students use many a Google Form quiz in my last couple of years in the classroom (SY 2013-2014 and SY 2014-2015). I would check out one of our school’s iPad carts or allow students to use their cell phones to respond to the questions.
Now, you can turn any form into a quiz right within the editing screen of Google Forms.
It’s about time! 🙂 Honestly, I am just glad to see an easier-to-use quiz maker and grader to make data collection and grading simpler for educators everywhere.
*”The New Google Forms” featured image courtesy of Google via this link here.