This blog is designed as a resource for CURR 501, Media Literacy, Popular Culture and Education at Rhode Island College, summer 2014. The course is driven by the essential question: How is new media and digital culture produced and consumed in ways that help us understand ourselves and each other in the context of the current educational landscape?

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Using Google Forms

A Google Form is a way to collect information from students digitally. Google Forms are easy to create and the results are easy to sort using Google Sheets.

In the classroom...
I have used Google Forms as formative assessments, quizzes, surveys and as a way to collect feedback from students. The possibilities are almost endless; anything that you would have students fill out on paper can be recreated digitally as a Google Form. Check out this crowdsourced list for more ideas.
When I experimented with flipping my classroom I used Google Forms to check for student understanding of the tutorial.
With the ability to insert videos and photos, format answers as text, multiple choice, check boxes, scales and more there are an endless number of ways to customize a form.

Create a form: Some quick tutorials to get you started.
Forms help page from Google.
A video by Kristin Pontarelli a Spanish teacher with a flipped classroom in East Greenwich.
A series of videos that starts with the basics of making a form and introduces a grading add on.

Use Google Forms to grade for you!
Flubaroo is a script that you can add on to a Google Sheet that can grade student reponses in under a minute. Their website walks you through every step of the process.
​Flubaroo has the capabilities to not only grade assignments but also flag low scoring questions and students in addition to sending feedback to students via email with an answer key if desired.

If you have any questions or just want more information please feel free to contact me!
Alexandra Braga - / @ms_braga
Alexandra Braga
Math Teacher
Shea High School


  1. Alexandra,
    Thank you so much for posting this. As of last school year all of our students have google docs accounts. I can't wait to teach them how to use them and start using them for things like this. With a caseload of over 100 students if I can manage to get assignments graded like this even once in a while it is a huge savings! I can't wait to try it.

  2. Alex,
    Thank you for exploring and describing how you use Google forms! This is very helpful. I've heard of it and I've answered questionnaires that were on Google but I never created one. I found the video on how to create a Google form very useful. As I was listening to it, I was trying to create a google form too. Fun!
    Also, thank you for sharing other ways we can use these forms for. As I was watching the slideshow on crowdsource, I was thinking of how I'll ask my students to answer an interest survey/ reading and writing patterns using google forms. This is great!
    I'm thinking of ways I could use this tool in the classroom, as I teach students English skills. Thank you!

  3. Hi Alex, I have used this before and think it rocks. I just wanted to "like" it.


  4. Alexandra,
    Google forms seems like a great way to keep track of student data by using the grading component. This past year I have used an online grade book called Engrade, but this site did not have the ability to grade the assignments. I think it is really useful that it flags low scoring questions and students as it will help to direct further instruction.

  5. Amazing, amazing, amazing! Going to give it a try right now since it's what I'm using for my final project! I'm so excited about this tool and anticipate using it often in all of my classes to prompt discussions/ possibly flip the room like the E. Greenwich Spanish teacher. I'm so glad you taught us this digital tool, Alexandra!