Tips and Tricks: Embedding Google Forms

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:

  1. Head to your Google account, and then to Google Drive.
  2. Click Create and choose the Form option.
  3. Create your quiz. You can choose between multiple choose questions, check boxes, text responses and more.
  4. 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.
  5. Return to your wiki and edit the page where you’d like to put the quiz.
  6. Go to the Widget tool in the toolbar and down to Other HTML.
  7. Paste the embed code there and click Save.
  8. Save your page to see the form.
  9. 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.

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11 Comments

  1. Debbie Smith
    Posted March 26, 2013 at 5:33 am | Permalink

    I have been incorporating Google forms into my educational wikis for a couple of years now, and my students have responded very well to this format. I have done everything from chapter quizzes to unit related spelling tests, and I find it to be a very easy way to assess the students’ learning while keeping them engaged. We love it!

  2. Posted March 26, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

    This is great tool- teachers use it

  3. Alejandra
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 5:58 am | Permalink

    I tried it and it turned..VERY GOOD IDEA!!!!! Ale

  4. Posted March 28, 2013 at 9:22 am | Permalink

    While we were involved in implementing a real time project with our team members located in different places it was good to embed the google calendar of lead members in different places to provide updates on daily activities, and later it developed into a project calendar

    check http://icuautomation.wikispaces.com/PROJECT+DIARY

  5. Posted March 29, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

    I use google forms to give students quizzes on Chinese language. They are convenient, but they lack an important feature. There is no automated way to correct the quiz and give the students feedback. And there is know way to the students to review their answers. This is important because when the students get timely feedback they will learn more effectively.

    There is one way to provide the answers, but it is clunky. Google forms will pop up a customizable text box after the student completes the quiz. I have put the answers in this box, but it is not so helpful since the students can not see their own answers.

    If anyone has some suggestions about this, I would love to hear about it.

  6. Luis Alberto Gómez J
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    Aportes muy importantes para la labor educativa, muchas gracias por la información
    Luis Alberto

  7. Christine Seivwright
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 8:38 am | Permalink

    This info will help me to complete my assignment successfully. Quite instructive.

  8. susan byron
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 5:51 am | Permalink

    I have created a Google form to log phone calls and emails> It’s very easy to use, but I want to put an icon on my desktop to access it directly, without having to log into my wiki first. This is to encourage other staff to use this form. Any suggestions?

  9. Susan Byron
    Posted April 17, 2013 at 7:38 am | Permalink

    I have created a fantastic form and embedded it on a wiki page. How do I put a link or icon on my desktop to that I can go directly to my form without having to log in to my wiki?

  10. wendy
    Posted April 25, 2013 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    Great to hear Christine!

  11. wendy
    Posted December 18, 2013 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    You may just want to make a bookmark to the Google Form and go directly there on your desktop. Thanks!

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