Basics

To learn how to use Google Forms - you actually need to have reason - so here it is. Your task is to create a 15 question quiz for a website of your choosing (it has to be a website we can access at school). You can do this individually or you can work with a group.

You also need to determine an area of interest - you don't have to stick to this but it helps to have an idea before you get started. Here are some areas of interest you might want to pursue:

  • music (this can be genre or specific artists)
  • animals
  • cars
  • food
  • video games (this could be specific games or specific game consoles (PS3, Xbox, Wii, etc.))
  • sports (this could be specific sports, teams, or players)


Day 1

Things to get done:
  1. Determine if you are working individually or with a group
    1. Remember that if you are working with a group you get graded as a group (good or bad)
    2. Also remember that you cannot have more than three members in a group
  2. Determine what area of interest you want to puruse
  3. Complete and submit Google Forms Project Registration Packet
  4. Search for websites that might work for you
    1. Read through all of the websites you think might work for this project
      1. Remember, you need to have enough material on the site to come up with 15 questions
    2. Narrow your list down and select one that you will use
      1. Write down the name of the site or the URL (web address) so you can find it later
  5. Reread & review the website
    1. Think about the type of questions you could use in your quiz
      1. Multiple choice, short answer, check box, choose from a list, or essay :)


Day 2

Things to get done:
  1. Reread & review the website
    1. Think about the type of questions you could use in your quiz
      1. Multiple choice, short answer, check box, choose from a list, or essay :)
  2. Begin writing questions and answers
    1. Grammar, punctuation, and spelling will count - so check and recheck as you go.
    2. Remember that besides writing the correct answers you also need write down the other optional answers

Sample format for writing questions

  • Multiple Choice:
    • Mr. Lane is the best teacher on campus?
      • A) Of course.
      • B) Most of the time.
      • C) Without a doubt.
      • D) All of the above.
  • True/False
    • Mr. Berns once had hair on his head.
      • True
      • False
  • Checkboxes
    • Mr. Lane's favorite colors are (choose two):
      • Purple
      • Forest Green
      • Burgandy
      • Red
  • Short Answer
    • Mr. Lane has a dog named:___.
      • Patti



Day 3

Things to get done:
  1. Reread & review the website
  2. Complete writing questions and answers
    1. Grammar, punctuation, and spelling will count - so check and recheck as you go.
    2. Remember that besides writing the correct answers you also need write down the other optional answers
  3. Review questions with Mr. Lane
    1. As needed, make changes to clarify questions/answers & to correct any grammatical, punctuation or spelling errors
    2. Review with Mr. Lane when done
  4. Receive and record Google Form username and password
  5. Watch the first five minutes of the video on how to use Google Forms found below
  6. Login to Google Forms account & begin creating Google Forms quiz
  7. Save your work :)



Hints to get started

  1. Title your quiz appropriately
  2. Below the title of the quiz provide some basic directions
    • Provide the URL (website address)
      • For example, "Using this link (http://www.nationalgeographic.com/) go to the National Geographic web page and..."
      • You will need to cut and paste the link into the instruction box
    • Indicate what type of quiz the students will be taking - multiple choice, true/false, etc.: For example, "Through the use of this page you will read and answer..."
  3. Decide how you want students to register
    • Will it be by first name, last name, both names, etc.?
      • They will record this information through the use of text boxes
  4. Decide if you want to know what period they are in
    • If you do, you will want them to do this using a multiple choice question format
  5. Provide instructions
    • If there are different web pages or sections within the site you are using provide that information: For example, "To answer questions #1-4, use the page titled..."
      • There are section headers that can break up the quiz so directions can be provided (look for the Add item button at the top of the left hand side of the page)
  6. Start typing your quiz


Day 4


Things to get done:
  1. Finish creating the quiz
    • To reopen an already saved quiz:
      • Login to Google Docs
      • Double click on your Google Form
      • Find the word Form - click on it
      • Select Edit form
      • Pick up from where you left off
  2. Proofread & edit your quiz
    • Read and reread your quiz - make sure there are no grammar, punctuation, or spelling errors
    • If desired, change the theme of the quiz -- look for the Theme button at the top of the left hand side of the page
      • choose one of the 97 themes and then "apply" it (look for the Apply button in the upper left-hand corner of the web page)
    • Save your work :)
  3. Take the quiz
    • You need to do this so you actually have a set of correct answers
      • Find the word Form in the spreadsheet portion of your quiz - click on it
      • Select Go to live form
      • Complete the quiz just as you have written it
        • If you find errors, make notes so you can back and make the changes
      • Submit
  4. Proofread & edit your quiz as needed (see step 2)
  5. Share the quiz with me
    1. Find the Share button on the right hand side of the page
    2. Select Email editors/viewers & send it to me at wemtech70@gmail.com


Day 5

Things to get done:

  1. Check out what other classmate's quizzes look like by using this link. Take two or three of the quizzes (you can take more if you want)... Next week we will take a look at how to grade the results and you'll find out how you did then. :)



Day 6

Things to get done:

  1. Score your Google Forms Quiz - to do this follow the instructions below

* You must be using Google Chrome to have this work


To install grading program**
    1. Login to your Google Docs account
    2. Open your quiz
    3. Find the word Tool - click on it
    4. Select the Script Gallery... option
    5. Look to the left hand-side of the dialog box, under the heading Public choose the Education category
    6. Look to the center of the dialog box, scroll down one or two options
    7. Find the Flubaroo application & click on the Install button
      1. Authorize the program to install
    8. Close the dialog box

Wait a few seconds... the Flubaroo application will appear next to the word Help on your Google Forms quiz spreadsheet

To grade your quiz
  1. Find and select the Flubaroo application next to the word Help on your Google Forms quiz spreadhseet
  2. Click on the Grade Assignment option
  3. Follow the steps provided by Flubaroo
    • Do not allow points for names, periods, etc.
      • students will have this marked wrong if they don't use the same name as you :(
  4. Review quiz results