This is the second post in a series of blog posts about using Google Forms in your classroom. Visit HERE to see the first post. Ever since I started using Google Forms in the classroom, I keep thinking about more ways to incorporate the forms and the data into my instruction. Using the data validation tool embedded in Google Forms, I’ve discovered how to force students to submit the type of work I expect. This tool allows me to digitally demand excellence from my students. One of the most common phrases I hear in my classes is, “Do we have to answer in complete sentences?” You would think that students know the answer for this question, especially in their English class, is yes, but that isn’t always the case. When students work in a Google Form I’ve created, I am able to set data validation to make sure that my students are not only answering in complete sentences, but that they are also restating the questions in their answers. By setting the data validation, I am mak...
One of the things I love the most about teaching literature is teaching characterization. Authors devote countless hours to creating their characters, and as readers, we grow to love them, hate them, laugh with them, and cry with them. Making connections with characters in literatures is essential, because that is how we connect universal themes and conflicts to our students’ everyday lives. Creating an environment that cultivates a relationship between our students and the characters we read about is essential in supporting a life-long love of reading in our students. This next year my school is going 1:1. Every single student on school will be given a Chromebook to use, and teachers are encouraged to embrace digital learning. Combining my love of characterization and technology, I am very excited to have students keep a continuous digital characterization interactive notebook throughout the entire year. With every new short story, drama, and novel we read, I will have my student...
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Out of all of the different resources available to teachers in the Google Apps for Education platform, Google Forms is, in my opinion, one of the most valuable resources. Ever since I started using Google Forms in my own classroom earlier this year, I am hooked. There are so many different ways to use Google Forms in the classroom. The possibilities are endless. What is a Google Form? A Google Form is an app in the Google suite that allows users to quickly collect data from people. Using Google Forms is ideal for surveys, questionnaires, and pre assessments. Like Google Docs and Slides, you can easily share and collaborate on Forms. Getting Started with Google Forms Getting started with Google Forms is simple and easy. To create a new Google Form, go into your Google Drive and select “New” and then “Google Forms.” You may need to select the “More” option to provide you with additional resources. One of the first things I suggest you do when creating a Google Form...