So yesterday I had the opportunity to share some online resources with colleagues in my district. What a great day. I enjoyed the conversations with teachers from different schools, grade levels and content areas. It really caused me to wonder how these tools might be utilized in their classrooms and their sharing of ideas was awesome!
I’ll be honest. I was scared. I’ve done several sessions at conferences or for the sake of sharing information, but never to really teach, with the purpose they would gain a skill or idea and be able to walk out with the ability to use it in their classrooms. I was very nervous. What if it was a flop? What if I went too fast? What if I assumed too much? What if I assumed to little? What if I failed at helping them? I value their time and wanted it to be beneficial.
The biggest goal of the day was for them to experience google forms from a student’s point of view and then learn to create one; experience quizlet from a student’s point of view and then learn to create one; and finally experience Desmos Polygraph as a student – hoping to peak some interest in learning more about this awesome tool! We spent the first 2 hours exploring, practicing some skills and the last hour was open for them to create a task/form/stack and/or search for items they could actually use when the school year begins. I feel this was important. So many times, we’re given something but never time to really practice using it.
It was an awesome day – everyone was so gracious and great to work with – asking questions, exploring. Based on their feedback, I feel like everyone walked away with something. (Thank Goodness!)
This chick was over the moon excited about the Quizzzes tab in g-forms. What? I think I’d heard some talk of it, comparing it to flubaroo. But somehow it had not actually processed until yesterday. Here’s a follow up video I posted for my colleagues from yesterday – to show their way around, some ideas / things to do. Please overlook the amateur screen-cast, but you can at least get an idea.
- Once you’ve created your form, go to settings and choose Make this a quiz, make choices and save.
- Edit a question, choose answer key to mark correct answer assign points.
- Choose feedback to offer feedback for both correct and incorrect answers. Even better – the option to set up a link to another resource within the feedback. My idea is to offer questions / suggestions for incorrect responses and a link to online resource/practice/video to help with intervention. But what makes me even happier is to offer a link within the correct answer feedback to a resource for enrichment/extension. ***happy dance*** Yes, I realize the question I’ve included in slides is ridiculous, unrelated to links, etc but I was only playing to see what I could do!
Please share other ideas / suggestions you have or run across. This is so cool! Very excited about it.