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Some time ago, I wrote about Google Docs and how easily it can be used to write documents with colleagues or students. Google Forms is another tool by Google. Forms is often used for questionnaires and is very easy to set up.
One of the newer functions of Google Forms is that in settings, you can tick the box 'Quiz'. This enables you to mark answers wrong or right, to allocate points to questions, and to automatically provide students with a grade/score.
Google Forms as a quiz still has all the advantages of a Google tool: the link can be shared very easily via email (groups), you can embed the quiz on your website, and if the students sign in with a Google account, you can see each score individually. Instead of letting them sign in, you can consider making the first question 'What's your name?' so they don't have to sign in first. Apart from the individual scores, Google also provides you with an elaborated summary (see image below), where graphs will show you exactly how your group did.
- Internet connection
- Google account
- Very easy to set up
- Clear graphs with results
- Students receive a grade (often motivates them)
- Easy to share with students
- Requires Google account
- You have to ask for their name or students have to have a Google account, too
- You cannot allocate points to open questions
Have you ever used Google Forms as an ICT tool? Please leave a comment!
Any suggestions for another ICT tool? Please let me know!
Irene van der Spoel (1996)