Tuesday, September 10, 2013

New and improved Google Forms

A few years ago I suggested the idea that a teacher might use google forms to create self grading quizzes for pre-tests.

This is a pretty decent idea I think, as a pre-test  should be low stakes enough so that you don’t need to worry about cheating. I also liked the quick graphs to see what questions were the most and least troubling.

Most teachers, I think, use something a bit easier to set up like using their HaikuLearning account.

Recently Google upgraded their forms to allow inserting pictures and now video.

Imagine the flipped classroom now. Insert a video, ask three questions, insert next video.

It doesn’t have to be a measure of mastery, but simply a quick check to see if the student is getting the main idea. Later, in class, the teacher can use the answers to make groups for the day, start the conversation from a general point of contention, etc.…..
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