Google Forms have been around for awhile, but teachers are starting to use this platform in their classrooms more and more. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about Google Forms that I hear.
What are Google Forms?
Google Forms are surveys that allow you to easily collect and gather data.
Are Google Forms free?
Yes, using and creating Google Forms is free! There are ready made Google Forms that you can purchase to use with your students if you don’t have time to create your own.
What are Google Forms used for in the classroom?
Google Forms are a great way to collect contact data from parents, collect interest inventory data from students, and to use as self-grading quizzes.
How do Google Forms work in Google Classroom?
Google Classroom is just one way to send the Google Forms link to your students. It is easy to attach the link to any assignment within Google Classroom. When students click on the link, the Google Form will be opened in their browser.
Do I have to assign Google Forms in Google Classroom?
No, you don’t. Other ways to assign Google Forms to your students include emailing the link and embedding the link on your class website.
How do Google Forms collect responses?
Data collected from Google Forms can be viewed within Google Forms or viewed in Google Sheets. I typically view my students’ answers within Google Forms because it allows me to quickly find what I need. Viewing the data in Google Sheets gives you the ability to filter and sort your collected data.
Will Google Forms grade quizzes?
Absolutely! In my opinion this is the best feature of Google Forms. Using the self-grading feature of Google Forms will save you valuable time.
Will Google Forms save progress?
As a matter of fact – YES! This is a relatively new feature and it makes all the difference in the world. Now if students don’t finish a Google Forms quiz, they can come back to it later without losing their progress.
Can Google Forms be used offline?
Nope. Even though some other Google apps can be used offline, Google Forms require internet access.
Which is better for digital learning – Google Slides or Google Forms?
It really all depends on what you need. I use both in my classroom. Google Slides are interactive and engaging, but not self-grading. Google Forms are less interactive but are a time saver because they are self-grading.
What questions do you have about using Google Forms in your classroom?