Earlier this week, contributor Beth Still shared an introduction to Google Forms. In this article, we give you a curated list of other resources where you can find more about this digital tool, both for general use, and specific and innovative applications in the classroom.
First, Beth shares these links to resources she finds useful:
- 10 Great Free Forms All Teachers Should Be Using
- Innovative Ideas for Using Google Forms
- Classroom 2.0 Live Forms in the Classroom
Med Kharbach shares some resources he has collected on learning Google Forms more deeply, including an extensive visual tutorial.
Google itself has further training available on all of its Google Apps for Education:
- Google Level 2 training. Scroll down the page to lesson 6 for specific information on Google Forms.
- In-depth course on Google Forms. This includes detailed information about many powerful features of the software.
Many people have compiled lists of uses and techniques for Google Forms. Here are some of the best:
- 22 Useful Forms for Teachers and Principals, from Richard Byrne’s blog
- 74 Interesting Ways to Use Google Forms in the Classroom (which has actually grown to 86 since the original post), curated by Tom Barrett
- 80 Interesting Ways To Use Google Forms In The Classroom, from the TeachThought staff
- Innovative Ideas for Using Google Forms, curated by Molly Schroeder
Here are some reviews of Google Forms by teachers and other consumers:
- For some thoughtful comments and caveats about what to watch out for when using Google Forms in the classroom, see this post from the Match Charter School in Boston.
- 5 Awesome Reasons to Use Google Forms, by Angela Alcorn at MakeUseOf.
- 10 Ways I Use Google Forms in my Tablet Classroom, by Mohamed El-Ashiry.
- Cautions about using Google Forms for any private or confidential information, by Vicki Davis.
- Using Google Forms for Student Engagement and Learning, by Dong-gook Kim. Though a lengthy article aimed at a higher-ed audience, there are useful ideas here that can be extracted for K-12 educators.
Finally, for those interested in diving deeper into the world of scripts and automating things with Google Forms, we highly recommend Flubaroo, a free add-on that lets you create self-grading quizzes using Google Forms. Be aware that using this, while not difficult, is not for novices. It takes a bit of computer skill, but the user guide at the site is excellent and can help you navigate the tool’s intricacies.