Automatic Feedback in Google Forms – Encourage revision, extension and lifelong learning.
As a teacher, one of my favourite features in Google Forms was the ability to automate feedback for my students based on how they answered a question. By doing this I was able to direct them towards support or revision if they answered incorrectly, or extend them by providing them with materials for them to take their learning further.Google Forms not only saves teachers time but also helps to support students to manage their own learning - click here to see how! Click To Tweet
It’s really simple to get this set up.
First make sure you have your form set up as a quiz, with your correct answers identified . If you’re not sure how to do that, check out Sam’s awesome blog post here.
You may have noticed that when you click on ‘Answer Key’ there is an option to ‘Add Answer Feedback’. Click on this.
You can now add a message for incorrect and correct answers. As well as messages you can give a link to a URL or YouTube video as well. These options are great for directing your students back to notes that may be stored in your Google Drive or in your Google Classroom, or for directing them to a website to revise or even a video to get them thinking about the next step.
NB: Make sure you are not only giving feedback for incorrect answers, or that your feedback for correct answers isn’t just ‘Good job!’. By giving next steps we can encourage the mindset in our students that learning isn’t about getting to an end point, but ongoing.Giving effective feedback for correct answers is so important if we are trying to develop lifelong learners! Click here to see how you can automate this process! Click To Tweet
When your students receive the feedback depends on when you decide to release the scores. If you chose ‘Immediately after each submission’ then they will be able to access these straight after they submit the form. If you choose ‘Later, after manual review’ they will need to wait until you release their scores to them.
What your students see will look something like these…Check out how you can empower your students to revise or extend their learning using Google Forms! Click To Tweet
Want to learn more about what you can do with Google Forms? Check out this webinar here that will show you a few things or register for our Google Online Boot Camps which not only look at a few things you can do in Forms but also other G Suite apps.
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