Goformative or Google Form or combine?

I use both GoFormative and Google Forms to assess my students’ learning daily. I see that some people are embedding their Google Forms into GoFormative. I’ve tried this and it works! Question: What are the benefits of adding forms into Formative?

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For me, it is all about keeping the students in one place as they work. Using the embed tool in Formative, I can add everything that I need/want to add, including a Google form, and there are no distractions or “where’s the link? I was trying to get to __ when I accidentally landed on pictures of Pokemon.” excuses.

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Great idea and so true! I’ll make sure to try this.

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Interesting. I had never thought of this. Do you use the google forms to keep track of your data or do you use something else?

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@Rachel_Kerr. I gamify so every piece of data that I obtain, whether from Formative, a Google form, a rubric or even sites like Rocketlit lands in my Leaderboard (Google Spreadsheet) as experience points, which in turn assigns badges and displays the ranks students have achieved.

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In terms of 5th grade… I can see a Form in a Formative to…

  • Gather data…
    … which can be displayed on the teacher screen for discussion
    … then students can answer questions about that data in the Formative
    … students can create questions that can be answered from that data.
    … draw a graph based on that data in Show Your Work… then compare that against the one generated in the Form Responses. Students could vote on whose graph is the most accurate, neatest, most creative, etc.
  • used as a ‘pretest’ to access prior knowledge… then teach… then students complete the rest of the lesson in Formative.

For me, Formative is my ‘book.’ We have a text book, but the students don’t like to skip around the book (as I see that it needs to be taught), nor do they like to carry the book to class. I have a standard Google Form that I use to collect URLs of Formatives students turn in after the due date since I’m not actively looking for them any more. I like this method because it doesn’t fill up my email, the URL the responses is clickable so it takes me straight to the Formative I need to grade, plus, I can sort by URL so I can grade all the students from all my different class periods at the same time.

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This is a great workaround for getting to the formatives that your students have most recently completed. Would it be helpful if you were notified in Formative when a student/multiple students submitted their assignment and to have a clickable link to go straight to the View Responses page for it?

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I just came across this today. And I never thought of embedding the form link in a formative. I’ve had to write the link for the form on the board, or place it on the LMS if I had a substitute. This would allow me to make sure that students aren’t accessing it before they are supposed to.

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How do you embed a google form?

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@enapolitano, I haven’t personally tried it yet. But I know if you search the community that you can find threads about embedding different features. I’m sure someone on this thread has tried it.

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Once you have created your form, click on send. The third option gives you the embed code. Copy that.

Then go back to formative and use the embed feature to paste the embed code into your formative. You will probably want to change the width and height to adjust for easier viewing :slight_smile:

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Thank you so much! I will try this soon!

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I would like to learn about how exactly Gamification is done to create competition and reward with badges.
Thanks in advance

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Here is everything that I’ve shared regarding gamification:

You can also follow #xPLAP and #games4ed on Twitter where there are many likeminded educators sharing their gamification stories.

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I have a teacher that wants to use quizzes that are PDFs. There isn’t a great work around for Google Forms. However, GoFormative will work! The locked mode forms offers won’t be there… yet?

Can you tell me more about how this is set up? Do you just have a general form that you embed in every single one of your formatives and have the students copy and paste the link of the formative and then submit the form?

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Did you get my response? I believe I replied to the email, thinking it would show up here.

may I know how this is done as well. thanks

Don’t know if this is how @tricia.mintner does it, but this is what I would do.

  1. Create a form that collects the students’ e-mail automatically, allows for multiple submissions and notifies you that a new submission was made. All of this is on the settings for the G form.

  2. Q1 would be the name of the formative. Q2 is the link to the formative - since not every student submission gets a unique URL, they are just giving you the URL for the formative itself. Make sure that both questions are mandatory

  3. Distribute the form to students in G classroom, or however you have that set up.

With this in place, stduents are instructed that every time they are making corrections to a formative they have to submit the form. You can then access the spreadsheet where things are collected by the form and click on the formative link to view the work.

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Good to know for those trying to integrate Google Classroom with GoFormative.

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