How to Use Google Forms to Eliminate Paperwork in Your Classroom

I have written about Google Forms in the past and I absolutely love it’s versatility. Since writing the post, I have stumbled upon more ways to use the app to eliminate papers and how to truly understand the data that you are looking at.

Analyzing data is a part of teaching in 2020, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. At the end of this post, I share with you a video of how to easily analyze the data of your forms.

If you want to know the basics of creating a Google Form, check out my YouTube video here. Let’s get to it!

Part 1: 10 More Ways to Use Google Forms

In the beginning of the year there is so much paperwork! What if I told you there was a way to eliminate the excess papers? Let Google Forms be the answer to your problems! Here are some beginning of the year ways to use forms in your classroom.

10 ways to use Google Forms (as listed in post)

Beginning of the Year

  • Collect Parent Contact Information during Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Create a Student Interest Survey

Forget about the post-it notes all over your desk! Throughout the year there are so many ways to use forms to eliminate paperwork.

Throughout the Year

  • Daily social/emotional learning (SEL) check-ins
  • Formative Assessments/Exit Tickets
  • Escape Room Activities
  • Document when you contact parents
  • Mini-Quizzes
  • Entrance Tickets
  • Checks for Understanding
  • Digital Choice Boards
  • Progress monitoring for IEPs/RtI
  • Keep track of students you conference with
  • Students creating quizzes with Forms

I don’t know about you, but at the end of the year I’m about ready to throw all the papers in the garbage! I eliminated so many papers when I started using forms for these two things.

End of the Year

  • End of the Year Student/Parent Survey
  • Teacher Survey (for admin)

If you’re a coach or instructional lead at your school then you’re going to want to use forms to help you collect information from your staff. Use forms for these two things if you’re a lead teacher, coach or admin.

For Coaches

  • Give teachers PD options
  • Give teachers a pre-assessment for PD to see what you need to cover based on previous skills

Part 2: How to Analyze the Information

All Google Forms data can be imported into a Google Sheet file, but sometimes that can be overwhelming. Here is a video where I break down how to analyze the data.

Drop a comment and share how you want to use Forms in your classroom next year!

Enjoy!

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