With Google Forms you can create an online form as easily as creating a document. You can select from multiple question types, drag-and-drop to reorder questions, and customize values as easily as pasting a list.
Google Forms is a survey administration software included as part of the free, web-based Google Docs Editors suite offered by Google.
The service also includes Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Drawings, Google Sites, and Google Keep.
Google Forms is only available as a web application. The app allows users to create and edit surveys online while collaborating with other users in real-time.
The collected information can be automatically entered into a spreadsheet.
You can customize colors, images, and fonts to adjust the look and feel or reflect your organization’s branding. And add custom logic that shows questions based on answers, for a more seamless experience.
CLASSROOM RESPONSE SYSTEM
Open question by definition Classroom response systems, also called electronic student response systems, clickers, personal response systems, student response systems, or audience response systems are interactive remote answering devices that offer instructors a means to gain some simple real-time feedback from the audience.
This kind of tool can be effectively used in educational contexts for many purposes:
- as self assessment moment for students proposing questions to verify the acquired knowledge.
Teacher can decide to add, at the end, a moment of clarification done by the teacher or among peers.
- as a moment to recall and to assess students’ understanding of important concepts.
- as immediate feedback on specific questions/problems.
- as recall questions.
At the beginning of the lecture a teacher launches a poll to assess if students attended a previous lecture (useful for flipped classroom).
- as activation moment proposing contradictory questions to stimulate discussions; a poll to collect opinions.
- as self reflection about new topics: this process supports recall of previous, and often, implicit knowledge.
It can be used for summative assessment or for formative assessment to stimulate reflection or critical thinking. This second option is the most interesting in terms of learning and soft skills development. Quizzes can be performed by students by themselves or during class: the tool automatically grades the performance.
The teacher can also prepare feedback (that is shown automatically by the tool) or discuss results in class together with students.
For instance in one of the cases analyzed the teacher gives students a question about a physics problem to be attempted individually. Then the teacher asks students to discuss among peers about their answers to the question in group of 2 or 3.
After few minutes he stops the discussion and he asks students to answer again individually. At the end the teacher shows the right answer.
This use of classroom response system has been undertaken in a large classroom (more than 200 students) to stimulate engagement, self reflection and discussion among peers.
Use cases/examples of usage: (tutorial)
Strenght: Easily create and share online forms and surveys and analyze responses in real-time.
Weakness: Google Forms is only available as a web application. It is a basic tool that’s highly restricting, it lacks advanced conditional logic, the ability to accept payments, and for someone can look unprofessional.
People opinion about the tool: https://www.softwareadvice.com/survey/google-forms-profile
Similar Tool: Socrative; Kahoot; Survey Monkey; Clickers; Mentimeter.
Technical and operational requirements: PC in order to create the Play; a mobile/PC in order to play it.
License Tool: Free.