Unlock the power of Google Forms for your Classroom!
Google Forms is a simple tool for creating surveys and quizzes...right? Well, yes, but it can also be a powerful tool for creating automated systems to organize your classroom. This advanced course will reveal hidden features of Forms and introduce you to new tools to supercharge your use of Google Forms in the classroom
...Then you need to start using Google Forms!
In this course you will learn how to:
Google Forms for Educators is a 5 module online course that will help you organize your classroom with Google Forms. By streamlining and automating common, repetitive tasks you will have MORE time to connect with your students.
I will share my personal collection of Google Forms with you and help you design forms you can use in your classroom.
I will personally work with you throughout the course and will answer questions and provide personal feedback on a weekly basis. My goal for this course is to help you SAVE TIME by eliminating time-consuming processes.
Note: this is a intermediate course. It is recommended that you have some experience with Google Forms and Sheets (you don't have to be an expert!) before taking this course. Not sure? Send me an email and I will help you decide if this course is a good fit for you!
We'll use Google Classroom for the course to keep things simple. Register and get immediate access!
During our first module we are going to explore the "building blocks" of forms - question types, data validation, add-ons, summary page, multimedia options, sharing and notification settings.
During module 1 you will also identify areas of your classroom that could be improved through Forms so that we can build them later in the course.
Google Forms is a great tool for assessment. In module 2 you will learn about using Forms for assessment and build a quiz for your classroom. We will go beyond multiple-choice questions and look at multimedia questions, free response, reading prompts, matching, and more.
Module 3 is devoted to helping you organize classroom record keeping. You will build a form to track lunch counts, attendance, on/off-task behavior, hall passes, or whatever you want! We will also spend some time looking at the Forms summary of responses to organize and analyze data.
Add-ons are small applications you can use to create automated sequences. During module 4 you will explore using add-ons for Forms and Sheets to automate tasks and design powerful systems.
Collecting information is easy; understanding what that information means and using it to take action is hard! During module 5 we will use Google Sheets to analyze the data collected in our forms using charts, graphs, and filters.
I taught middle school and high school science for 6 years and was a high school principal for 2 years outside of Detroit, Michigan. During my time as a teacher I integrated technology into my classroom whenever possible. Sometimes it was great, some times it was a total flop! I now support teachers who are working to use tech in their classrooms. I write books, produce a podcast, and share free resources on my blog and website.
I hope you will join me for this online course. I look forward to working with you!
“You are such an awesome teacher. Your clarity, brevity and comprehensiveness in your instruction is deeply appreciated.” Theresa Deriso, Technology Integration Specialist, Bristol, Rhode Island
"I enjoyed this course. Learning about the different add-ons was very valuable to me. I would definitely take another course from John! It was very informative, organized, and John actually answers emails with our questions!" Kristen Hodgkinson, Teacher, Pratt, Kansas
"The whole course has been amazing. So eye-opening! I THOUGHT that I knew so much about Google Forms, but I knew nothing. I am amazed at the levels of complexity that John skilfully revealed. Fabulous! " Michael Drucker, London England
"This class was definitely helpful. One of the benefits was taking this course with other educators. I learned a lot from reading their thoughts and comments, too." - Ashley Hufnagel
"This entire course was very informative for me -- I've never been the creator of Google Forms before, and really didn't know how to use it effectively in my classroom. I have left this course with a host of new knowledge, and a ton of ideas and things to think about." - Annika Otto
“One of the best courses I've taken due to its clear purpose and thoroughness and practicality of content. It was also conducted in a low-key manner without too much stress.” Theresa M Deriso, Technology Integration Specialist, Bristol, Rhode Island
“In the short amount of time we had with this course, it was one of the most efficient, well-organized courses I have ever taken online. John is a great communicator!” Mike Dallavalle, Teacher
Can I earn continuing education credits?
Probably! This course qualifies for continuing education credits in many states. Check with your adminstration to verify specific requirements.
Michigan teachers are able to earn up to 5 state SCECH credits for completing this course. Additional registration and work may be required.
Is this just another lousy online course?
I certainly hope not! I have worked hard to make this course practical and actionable. This is NOT an automated course. I will be participating in the course throughout the week; answering questons and personally working with the entire group. You can look at the tesimonial section (above) to hear what others are saying.
Can I pay by purchase order?
Sure! Visit the course registration page and look for the PO option. Your school will receive an invoice for your course registration. A PO number is required before you can join the course.
Why are you charging $99?
Creating a quality online course requires a tremendous amount of time and preparation. I feel the price is reflective of the value that I am able to provide.
This sounds like a lot of work!
You can expect 30-60 minutes of reading and practice during each module. All assignments are optional; if it doesn’t fit your teaching style or classroom set up, skip it!
What equipment / tools will I need?
As long as you have a computer running the current version of the Chrome web browser you will be able to fully participate in the course.
How long will I have access to the course?
Forever! The course will remain accessible indefinitely, although after the end-date I will no longer be active in the course.
What if I have questions or get stuck?
If you have any issues or concerns, you can connect directly with me via email. My contact information is available in the “about” section of Google Classroom.
I'm not a "techie" person. Is this course for me?
Sure! If you are eager to learn, I am excited to work with you! Google Clasroom is easy to use and I will be with you the entire time!
Do I have to design a class project?
Only if you want to! I hope that you will implement the ideas from the course into your classroom, but how and when you do so is up to you.
Are the tools mentioned in the course all free?
Everything I recommend in the course is either free or “freemium.” I never recommend a tool that requires payment in order for it to be used. The freemium products I recommend can be used successfully without a paid subscription.