1. Google Forms
Unfamiliar with all the different types of questions you can ask in a Google Form?
What is Response Validation?
Response validation helps you make sure you get an answer that fits your needs.
Turn on notifications so you know when a form has been submitted.
In the menu go to Tools > Notification Rules
You can have it email you immediately or daily when someone submits a form.
Google Forms are not just for surveys!
2. Google Sheets
New to sheets? Like gamification and earning badges? Do this Blast-off with Sheets activity created by Alice Keeler.
Here is a brief tutorial on how to make a scatterplot graph, common in science and math. You can use it with students.
These features make working with spreadsheets so much easier:
My favorite formulas for sheets:
My favorite keyboard commands:
** Also works in Excel
Free Technology for Teachers just wrote a blog post about 5 neat things you can do with Google Sheets:
3. Add-ons for Forms & Sheets
Add-ons run on Google Forms, Sheets, and Docs. They are small programs that add features that help you with tasks, like sending emails & feedback, turning off forms, limiting responses, print labels, etc.
Flubaroo is one of my all-time favorite add-ons! You can use it to grade data from Google Forms. It is more powerful than Google Forms Quiz option as it can handle multiple correct answers, spelling variations and open-ended questions easier. You can also easily control feedback and emailing students. More about Flubaroo here. Or you can just install it directly here.