Tuesday, May 16, 2017

How to Digitalize Google Forms to a Standard-Based Level





Google Form quizzes are an interesting and unique way to engage the quiz-taker. It also benefits the assessor as add-ons such as Flubaroo make it really simple to analyze and categorize the scores of the quiz. There is also a new Google feature called "quizzes" which is similar to Flubaroo but does not have all of the amazing features.

In this blog, I will go through several concepts that you, as a teacher, may need to know and will be displaying the full extent of my knowledge through videos.


  • For Students that may be at a higher math level - How to create a Google Form Quiz

  • For Teachers - How to Create a Google Form with Images and Make it into a Quiz

  • For Teachers - How to use Flubaroo with the already made Google form quiz and Manually Input Standard Space Grading






How to create a Google Form Quiz (Student)

The video above will show you how to make a simple Google Forms quiz if you are a student. This is effective on students, especially on students who may be skilled mathematically as it allows them to make quizzes and questions by themselves and test each other, making it fun and a great learning process.


The first thing to do is to locate yourself to Google Drive. This can be done, either by going through Gmail and connecting to Google Drive or simply going to 'drive.google.com'. Once you have done so, go ahead and find a place you are comfortable creating this form, it could be right out in the open or in some folders.

Locate this "NEW" button on the top left of the Google form, and click it.


If you cannot already find the Google Forms app, click under more and it should be the first one that appears. Click on "Google Forms".
Once you have done that, you will see a screen similar to this where there is an Untitled Form with an Untitled Question, go ahead and name your Quiz and create the question.

After you have created your questions, which should be default a multiple choice question, fill in the possible answers and click add another to keep making these questions.

In order to send it to a friend who you might want to practice the quiz with, click the "send" button on the top right, then put in your friend's e-mail address. Go ahead and click "send" and begin your learning!

How to Create a Google Form with Images and Make it into a Quiz

The video above will show you how to make a Google Forms Quiz with images. This way, in my opinion, is the most effective and successful way to do it according to my trials.

The first thing to do is to locate yourself to Google Drive. This can be done, either by going through Gmail and connecting to Google Drive or simply going to 'drive.google.com'. Once you have done so, go ahead and find a place you are comfortable creating this form, it could be right out in the open or in some folders.

Locate this "NEW" button on the top left of the Google form, and click it.


If you cannot already find the Google Forms app, click under more and it should be the first one that appears. Click on "Google Forms".
Once you have done that, you will see a screen similar to this where there is an Untitled Form with an Untitled Question, go ahead and name your Quiz and create the question.

After you have created your questions, which should be default a multiple choice question, fill in the possible answers and click add another to keep making these questions.


Now, go to the PDF with all of the questions, and take a screen shot of just the question. In order to do this on mac hold command + shift + 4, on a desktop alt + prnt scrn, or on a windows laptop fn + prnt scrn. Now take this pointed to the top left handside of the question, hold and drag it until the rectangle fits the question. Once you let go, the computer will take the screenshot, which will automatically go onto your desktop.


After that, go back to the form, on the side there should be an 'add image' option, symbolized by the two mountains, click on it and add your screenshot. The optimal way, I have figured out, is to just write "question 1" as it saves a lot of time but make sure the quesiton, as well as the possible answers are on the screenshot. Then, also wright A, B, C, or D as possible answers.




Finally, I would highly recommend adding a section instead of a question, it is more organized and instead of naming the title section, just name it question 2. This way it doesn't let the question intefere with the image.


How to use Flubaroo with the already made Google form quiz and Manually Input Standard Space Grading


The video above will show you how to make a Flubaroo Quiz, this only works if you are an elementary teacher. Firstly, locate yourself to the "G3 Math's Digitized" Folder. It should have been shared with you on our second meeting, and you should have it on your own Google Drive. Then, go ahead and choose the relevant quiz to you. Those quizzes should be the ones you see in the folder, not in any of the other folders inside.


Now, go ahead and make a copy of that quiz, you can do this by right clicking on the quiz and clicking the "copy" option. Now that you have done that, there should be a new form on the folder called "Copy of ## Test", make sure you rename it by right clicking it and clicking the "rename" option. Rename it to your class, for example, "3Z - Chapter 99 Test", and drag the form into the "Active Quizzes" folder.



Now that the Quiz is in the active folder, go ahead and open it. There should be an eye icon in the top right corner, this is the preview button and you can take the test as a student in here. Go ahead and answer all the questions correctly, this will be used as an answer key when you make a Flubaroo sheet, later on.



Return back to the "3Z - Chapter 99 Test" form that you can edit. Click on the "Responses" tab, there should only be 1 response, which is you. Now, click on the green square with a white cross, this will create a spreadsheet for the form. Inside that spreadsheet should be only 1 line, it is your response. You can now send out your form to your students by going back to the Google Forms document and clicking the "Send" button. Type in your personalized class code, make sure that you are on the default settings and send it to your class.





Now that the class has answered the form, go back to the Responses spreadsheet. Click on add-ons, on the top of the toolbar, hover over Flubaroo, and enable Flubaroo on the spreadsheet. Once that is done, hover of the Flubaroo add-on again and click "Autograde". This should open up the Flubaroo sheet and grade the test. Now, above every question, please insert the Standard that question is, this will be extremely helpful, but you have to do it manually right now until we are done making the script. Now that you have put the standards above the questions, please leave me a message, I will manually put in the standard-spacing. The last step will all be done automatically shortly.





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