Using Google Forms to Streamline Feedback & Document Growth

Using Google Forms to Streamline Feedback & Document Growth

A few weeks ago, I was on our New Jersey Google Educator’s Group (GEG:NJ) show called The Suite Talk hosted by Kim Mattina. On it, I talked about how I love to use Google Forms to show student growth over extended periods of time and help me streamline my feedback cycle for the 500+ kids I see each week. This method of using Google Forms is meant as a companion piece to this article I wrote about how I improved my rubrics by turning them into 1-column, hyperdoc-ish rubrics that students use as part of their everyday learning.

In the video, I talk about how the type of long term lessons I taught as an English teacher, such as essays, and the long terms lessons I teach now in Fair Haven Innovates, like design thinking, can benefit from the use of this type of Google Form. Basically, if you teach any type of skill that students are expected grow over the school year or you want to save time giving students’ feedback, you won’t want to miss this.

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I also touch on different Google Form tricks and hacks like the best way to structure a Google Form to get better data, how to integrate Flipgird into Google Forms for even more powerful feedback, how to use pivot tables within Forms to analyze student data, and how to use conditional formatting to create a heat map that let’s you assess student growth quickly.

The 1-column rubric, Google Form built for better, faster student data and feedback, and the use of my homemade student tracking system are a triple whammy when it comes to formative assessment. Borrow what you like. Also, feel free to join GEG:NJ and learn with us even if you’re not from Jersey because not everyone is perfect.

Below is the show.

Until Next Time,


cross-posted at Teched Up Teacher

Chris Aviles presents on education topics including gamification, technology integration, BYOD, blended learning, and the flipped classroom. Read more at Teched Up Teacher.

Chris Aviles is a STEM teacher, edtech specialist, and president of Garden State Esports. He is also a regular contributor to Tech & Learning.