MG, MS and AM led an optional CPD session on the use of Google forms for assessment quizzes and surveys.
First of all MG introduced google forms for assessment purposes. Using an example from his own teaching MG talked through how to set up a multiple choice quiz. MG then went through how the google forms collates the responses and how these responses can be used to check pupil and class understanding. MG revealed how after one test he did, the responses revealed he needed to re-cap a particular area of a topic.
To make sure the session was practical. MG showed how to set up a new quiz including the question options, the answer key and how to insert images if required. Staff were then given time to try and set up their own quiz. During this time participants were encouraged to ask questions and MG, MS and AM provided support for staff in creating their quizzes.
AM then talked staff through how to use Flubaroo. Flubaroo is an add on available through google and has to be installed. Flubaroo enables staff to auto mark when you have created a survey. This has to be used on the survey format. Flubaroo also enables staff to share the grades and scores with the pupils. The pupils can see which questions they got right and wrong so helps them in their learning.
MS concluded the session by showing how a google survey can be used for pupil voice purposes. Using the example from last years pupil voice questionnaire MS talked through how PE used the responses to conduct pupil interviews. Rather than have short answer or paragraph responses the questions asked students to scale their responses from strongly disagree to strongly agree. PE then identified students who had strongly disagreed with questions and conducted pupil interviews to find out why. The pupil interviews gave a much clearer picture and the responses were fed back to the department on a spreadsheet.