We all need to base our decisions on good input. Google forms provides us with a way to gather that input. If you have used Google forms in your job, let us know how and what the results were. Below is the pdf of a presentation on Google forms that I delivered at the Google Apps Education Summit in Prague, Czech Republic. It has some helpful hints about Google forms:
Below is a url of some Google form templates. Once you reach the template page, type "forms" into the search box to see some already created templates.
I hope this helps. Let me know how you have used Google forms in your schools.
I regularly use Google Forms with educators. Before a workshop, I will send out a brief survey to gather information about my audience and ensure that the activities I have planned are on target. I'll also sometimes use a Google Form survey as evaluation.
In many workshops I ask participants to develop a technology-supported lesson plan. These are captured in a Google Form that has a script that emails a copy of tje submitted form to the author and to me. I can then post the lesson plans on a wiki for all participants to review. Here's a link: http://tinyurl.com/9htx2hb.
Good idea Susan. This is a great way to really tailor the trainings to meet your audience's needs.
Our administrator team at Harrisburg Middle School in Harrisburg, Arkansas uses Google Forms for tracking student discipline. We have thrown out the paper discipline forms and we have created Google Forms. Each teacher has desktop icons or icons on their tablet or phone that have links to the forms. Whenever a student requires a referral the teacher fills out the form and the information is collected in a spreadsheet controlled by the dean of students. Each class period the dean checks the associated spreadsheet that the form populates and takes care of the problem. Learn more about these and other uses for forms in my new book from Corwin: Google Apps for Education Meets Common Core due out in March 2013.
To see some other uses of Google Forms and some example forms we use visit www.21learning.net or just click these froms here and make a copy.
Anonymous Bullying Report
Request a Conference With the Dean or Principal
Computer Repair Request
Google Account Help
Counselor Request for Appointment Form
Schedule Change Request
Nominate Fellow Student for Excellence in Citizenship
Students’ Choice Teacher of Excellence Nomination
Self Report on Misbehavior
These are all great, Michael. Definitely helps to create a paperless and data-driven culture!
Thanks for responding on your use of google forms. I can't wait to check these resources out.
Just curious, have you had any students submit on the self report for misbehavior. I think it is an outstanding idea that may just get some results.
Great! Is there a reason why Google Forms as opposed to Survey Monkey or other services? Are teachers using Google Forms in their classroom at all? There is a great service that works with Google Forms called Flubaroo that automates grading! Very cool.
Great idea Amanda. How creative and puts it in a positive mode.
Google Forms make a good deal of sense; indeed given the immense amount of worksheets my son brings home every week shows a need to expand that horizon online as well. In addition to the Google Forms discussed here, I would like to add "Google Education" to this discussion. In addition to creating virtual classrooms for their students, educators may develop virtual portfolios and use a wide array of Google Education Tools (my son loves "SketchUp" for example, having built several virtual houses, a baseball field, etc.). I discussed some of these tools during my presentation "Escaping Penitentiaries of Boredom" during EVO13.
Hopefully my presentation will be approved for this conference, and I will share these ideas (and others with you) during this year's School Leadership Summit at the end of March.