I did my first Google Form Quiz in class this last week. It went really really well. The kids were able to do it as a warm up activity before announcements. This was a great use of time. Instead of students coming in and not having a clear task to do other than reading, they came in and I was able to check in on their understanding of the previous day’s concept. I think I am going to start doing a quiz like this at least once a week.
In fact the only problem I really had with it was that I have students who help with announcements that didn’t have time to complete it when they got in the room because the computers take so long to turn on. I think I have a solution to this as well though. I can have a table mate leave out the computer they used for that student so that instead of having to get a computer, turn it on, log in to the computer, log in to Google and then take the quiz they will only have to log into google and take the quiz. This seems like a much better use of class time. Fingers crossed this will be as useful as I think it will. Technology is the future of teaching and this is just one example of how it can be used.