In this Tips and Tricks, we’ll take a look at Google Forms and how educators are embedding them in their wikis to create more interactive online classrooms.
Create a survey
Want to make your classroom a two-way conversation? Add a survey to your wiki and get feedback from your students on a particular unit. Or create a wiki page highlighting your recent class field trip and invite parents to fill out a survey on their chaperoning experience.
Build an online quiz
Looking to spruce up your quizzes? Embed a weekly vocabulary quiz on your wiki that your students can answer online. Or create practice quizzes for your students to do at home in preparation for the big exam. By embedding the quizzes on your classroom wiki, your students will always know where to head to find the latest test.
Engage the community
Looking to connect your classroom with the community? Have your students create online polls around a particular unit, embed them on the wiki, and invite members of your local or Twitter community to fill them out. Your kids will love seeing the wiki stats change as people outside the classroom engage with what they’re learning. In return, your community will get a peek into your classroom and all the great things you’re doing on your wiki.
Handle simple administrative tasks
Want an easier way to handle those little administrative tasks? Create a checklist for your daily attendance to easily mark students as present or absent. Or create a form for classroom observations or student assessments. You’ll be able to access your data online in a Google Spreadsheet.
To add a Google Form to your wiki:
- Head to your Google account, and then to Google Drive.
- Click Create and choose the Form option.
- Create your quiz. You can choose between multiple choose questions, check boxes, text responses and more.
- Once you’ve finished adding your questions, click the Send Form button at the top right. Choose Embed and copy the HTML code that appears.
- Return to your wiki and edit the page where you’d like to put the quiz.
- Go to the Widget tool in the toolbar and down to Other HTML.
- Paste the embed code there and click Save.
- Save your page to see the form.
- The responses to this form will appear in a Google Spreadsheet.
These are just a few ideas of how you can use Google Forms on your wiki. We’d love to hear other ways you’re using them. Feel free to comment below or let us know on Twitter.