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Google Forms is an online application located in Google Drive that allows for users to easily create surveys, tests, and web input forms, etc.. It is a convenient and free method to quickly gather information from a group of people who are selectively given access through an email or web link.
Google Forms allows for a form to be linked with a spreadsheet (Google Sheets), so that data can be compiled in a concise way, tracked, and graphically displayed if the creator chooses. Many predesigned visual templates are available to create a form with, ranging in colors and style, so that a survey or test can be organized to match its purpose. The way in which people are able to answer questions in Google Forms is also customizable, and can be formatted in the form of short answer, multiple choice, as well as others. Survey questions are able to be made mandatory depending on the given application, but can also be made optionally skipped if the question is not vital (data will simply be left out of the final result if this is the case).
As with most online applications offered by Google, Google Forms has the functionality of being able to be shared among a group of collaborators who are collectively working on a project. Responses can at any time during the sampling process be summarized within the application, so information like the number of people who have responded, and real-time data regarding specific responses can be accessed.
Overall, Google Forms has an extensive amount of applications when is comes to event planning, poll gathering, quizzes, and many other general purposes. Whether it comes to gathering important data within the workplace, organizing a quiz/test within a school classroom, or checking to see who can attend an event, Google Forms is an extremely useful tool for compiling data.
For a detailed tutorial how to use the New Google Forms, please watch the videos below.
I received early access for the new Google Sites to create this video. Full access isn’t available yet for Google App accounts.
This video tutorial will show you how to use the NEW Google Sites. Quickly make professional looking websites with the thew new Google Sites. Add content to a page, edit and create new pages, moving the menu bar and publishing will all be covered in this video about the New Google Sites.
This video tutorial will show you how to use the new grading feature in the New Google Forms. Create quizzes in Google Forms and have students quickly see their results. Google Forms will mark the test you have created.
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I must say I use Google Keep more than I thought I would. I have an Evernote account and I think it a great application, which I do use daily. The two applications have similarities and different users will definitely see different strengths in both. But I digress, this video is not about Evernote, it’s about Google Keep.
Simple. That’s how I would best describe Google Keep. If you have ever used sticky notes, you will get the idea. Once you start playing with Google Keep, you’ll figure it out quickly.
I think the three neatest features that it offers are: sharing, optical character recognition (OCR), and labeling. Again, once you execute the function the first time, you will remember how you did it.
So what will you see in the below video?
Here are some time-saving tips for you in Google Docs. I find these features are generally overlooked, so I thought I would put together a video showcasing them.
These four items can really help you maximize working in Google Docs.
Now I am not going to call these features advanced but they are important items so you can get the most out of your Google Docs.
This video continues on with features of Google Docs. I have really enjoyed the new templates and voice typing features. The voice typing has enabled some of my students got to get their thoughts down, whereas writing and typing were such a struggle. I wish I would have had the research tool when I did my masters.
These are four things that I think are the basics of Google Docs. I will continue on with other features and tips about Google Docs, but these four things will get you started.
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I find what really makes Google Docs are sharing and commenting. It has really changed the way I manage the paper trail in my classroom.
If you have a Gmail account, open up Google Doc and play around with it. You will probably find it simplistic compared to other word processors you might have used, but for and my students and I, this simplicity is the strength of the application.
Customizing the omnibox in your Google Chrome is a great way to speed up searching or adding information to other Google Apps. These tips will make you an omnibox power user!