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Google Forms

One of my tech goals for this weekend was to try out Google forms after hearing about it for the last few weeks and also participating in several surveys that used it. Of course, I waited until Sunday evening to tinker with it, but definitely worth it! WOW.

Google Forms is out of this world; versatile, easy to create, and definitely easy to distribute. I was able to create and send out a survey in minutes. According to the various blogs I have read about Google Forms, you are also able to see the results in real time and receive analytics based on the feedback of your form. I can't wait to use this for parent feedback, student surveys, part of assignments for core content... the possibilities are literally endless!

If you have a free Gmail account, then you, too, have access to Google Forms! Simply download Google Drive and choose "Create" on the left-hand side. Voila! You will see numerous other options, as well. I am excited to try out Google Docs and the other treats from Google; I have a feeling this is just the beginning of a gold mine! 

The only negative I found (and considering what you get... and it's FREE it is hardly worth mentioning) was that you can't change the font and backgrounds are limited.  

More resources for Google Forms:
Create a Google form-
80 Ways to use Google Forms in Your Classroom (from Edudemic)-
How to Create a Test that Grades Itself (from TeachThought)-
Innovative Ideas for Using Google Forms-


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