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Presentation by Annette Kalkhoff, SLMS - Google Forms as formative assessments Link to a Google Form for today: https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform? formkey=dFprZDlic0IwV2hEX0hCbTIyRmFORkE6MQ I use Google Forms to create 3-5 multiple-choice questions I call “Quick Checks” with my students immediately following instruction. Their answers are submitted and arrive in a spreadsheet. I have set them up to have the correct answers turn green - so I am able to look at the spreadsheet and see at a glance which students need re-teaching right away before they begin their assignment. Things I have learned: 1. Set up the spreadsheet with as many students as you have by adding rows at the bottom do this first, so later when youʼre formatting it to turn green - youʼll have told ALL the rows to turn green! 2. Create your questions - have the first questions ask their names! Make all of your questions “required” by checking the box. 3. I use multiple-choice for these, and include the most common errors as my distractors. I like to use A. B. C. etc. with the answer choices so I know (again, at a glance) - which type of error theyʼve made. 4. As in any Google Form - jumping between the spreadsheet view by clicking “edit form” which is located underneath “FORM” and then back from the form to the spreadsheet by clicking “SEE RESPONSES” and then “spreadsheet” are your most common clicks! 5. If youʼre not comfortable making Google forms - to learn how to create them - youʼll find video tutorials at https://sites.google.com/a/neisd.net/isagoogle/docs 6. After you have created your form, to make the correct answer green (or whatever color you like) follow these steps: • Select the top of a column - where its letter is - click on the letter so the entire column turns blue. • Go to “Format” • Click on Conditional formatting... • Leave the first box as is “Text contains” • Copy and paste your correct answer from your form into the next box (any differences in spacings, spellings, or capital letters will cause it not to work). • Place a check mark before “Text” - a drop-down box will appear for you to choose your color. • Click on save rules. 7. I have a link to the Quick Checks on my Moodle page, so the students know to go directly to that site to access the form. I also like to project the questions on my white board using my data projector, then using the “FREEZE” button on my remote control I can have my monitor showing their responses (in spreadsheet format). 8. I am able to re-teach immediately with students who have missed any of these quick questions. A new program is just out called fluberoo that is able to grade Google Forms for you. I havenʼt explored this program as of yet. http://www.flubaroo.com/


Presentation by Annette Kalkhoff, SLMS - QuickTime Player/imovie & You Tube I have a Mimio device that allows my whiteboard to be interactive with my laptop. I create my lessons using the Mimio, then use QuickTime Player to add audio to my lesson, creating a screencast. I then use that screencast in iMovie to make it into a movie that can be broadcast in YouTube. Things I have learned: 1. On YouTube you are able to use a privacy setting so that only people you have given your username & password to are allowed to view the movies. 2. Movies may not be more than 10 minutes in length. 3. Other staff at my school do something similar, using Keynote and Keynoteʼs voice over feature. Iʼm not sure if they are then able to make the Keynote into a movie however. They are able to place the Keynote as a resource for students on our Moodle accounts. 4. Having a movie of my lesson allows me to easily accommodate students that are absent because of illness or vacation - I simply ask them to watch the movie of the lesson (itʼs like being there if they use it correctly and stop to practice the problems.) Having a movie of the lesson is a great review for a student who isnʼt sure they understood the lesson the first time. 5. To add the audio in QuickTime Player: • Go to applications, choose QuickTime Player - it opens automatically - look for it along the top of your laptop. • From the File dropdown box choose New Screen Recording • Use the triangle dropdown box to make sure the Built-in Microphone has been checked. Students will not have this checked and wonʼt understand why they donʼt have any sound to their recordings! • Click the red button • When you are ready, click start recording and start talking. • Do a short test screencast first, in case you need to adjust your microphone settings. • After you are finished recording - go to the very top of your screen where it says “Stop Recording” and click • Your screencast will open immediately, and youʼll be able to rename it, otherwise your screencast will be numbered and listed under your movies 6. To add the screencast to iMovie • Under iMovie - File: New Event - it opens in the lower left hand corner and you can name your event • Go to File again, and choose Import...then Movies....go to the screencast you just made itʼs easiest to find it under “today” - if you just made it • Your movie will appear in the lower section of iMovie. • Click on it - it will turn yellow around it - if you donʼt get it all you can instead choose Edit: Select All • Drag it up to the top • Choose SHARE from the top menu - then YouTube • You will need to have set up a YouTube account, but will then be able to upload your movie for students and parents to view

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