Create Self Marking Tests in Google Forms.

If you haven’t used Google forms before they are a quick and easy way to collect information. They can be accessed on any internet connected device and the results appear in a simple spreadsheet. You can send people a link to a form, email it or embed them in web sites.  You can add multiple choice, text, dropdown choices, scales, grids, date and time. You can embed images and videos too. Google forms also allow you to receive notifications every time a form is filled in. Pete Rafferty, a teacher at Green Park used Google forms on his class blog for pupil homework. They have also been used as a way for pupils to report online safety concerns, to collect information from parents, children or staff. Children can also use Google Forms to collect information before going on to represent their findings. This is part of our year six data handling strand.

If your school has Google Apps for Education it makes it easy to set up pupil user accounts where children can create their own Google Forms and even add them to their own web sites.

One of the less well known functions in Google forms is to be able to create your own self marking tests. This works well for Maths tests. This uses a free service called Flubaroo. The video below gives a brief overview

I created a simple Google Form below. Try my test if you like.

 

Follow the instructions in the Flubaroo video. You’ll need to fill in the form once with all the correct answers. When students have filled in the form you use Flubaroo to grade it with one click. You can even email students their scores.

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If you’d like any help with this please email me at tim.bleazard@theinnovationcentres.com or tweet @idletim.

 

Tim Bleazard

Tim has over 20 years experience as a primary school teacher, twelve of them as an ICT co-ordinator. In 2009 he was seconded to Challenge City Learning Centre and used the opportunity to assist schools in their understanding and use of a range of new and emerging technologies. He joined the team as a Curriculum Innovation Consultant in 2012. Tim is a qualified E-Safety Mark Assessor, CEOP Ambassador, Apple Professional Development Authorised Trainer and a Google Certified Teacher. Tim’s role includes evaluating a range of mobile devices (Apple, Android and Microsoft) and advising on their appropriate use in schools. Tim is passionate about blogging, programming and using creative digital technology such as video, animation, photography and audio to raise attainment across the curriculum. He leads the very successful ‘Media Literacy Leaders’ project in partnership with Bradford UNESCO City of Film, the British Film Institute and Cape UK.

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