Course Description:

This course is designed to get you comfortable using Google Forms as well as using Forms for many classroom applications beyond a simple data collection tool. Forms can be sent to students, parents and staff members alike (regardless if they have a Google Account) and can collect a multitude of information, from formative assessments to individual contacts. The ability to collect, sort, and disseminate information is imperative and Google Forms provides an amazing solution for today’s digital teacher!

Prerequisites: None
Contact Hours: 5

Course Competency:

  • Reflect upon standard data collection methods and how they could be improved
  • Define information that would help increase collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity in the classroom
  • Examine ways to easily collect and disseminate data that has been collected
  • Explore Google Forms to see the different possibilities these tools provide
  • Apply newly found ways to gather and utilize information that will benefit the overall classroom experience for all stakeholders
Course Syllabus


Bell Ringer: Let's get started! Complete this pre-assessment to help provide context and focus to your learning experience.


Google Forms are a great way to collect information digitally, decreasing the previous work a teacher would need to do to store the data in a way that would effectively help in the classroom. Forms are created and stored in a teacher’s Drive account, and can be shared via email, a link, or embedded within a website. All information gathered from the form can be entered into a Google Sheet that is automatically created and updated by Google. Once the data is in the form, it can be sorted, filtered, and shared in a multitude of ways. As you view the items listed in the Integration in Action section, consider:



Choice Board: Choose one of the activites below and submit to earn your badge!

Choose one of the following assignments to complete and submit as evidence that you have mastered the information and applications found in the course.  Refer to the Choice Board Evaluation Rubric and the Guidelines for Submitting Your Assignment to ensure your evidence contains the necessary elements.

Choice 1: Lesson Plan

Submit a lesson plan that includes a Google Form that would be used in your classroom. The lesson plan should include:

  1. The definition of the intended audience
  2. Student learning targets
  3. Classroom and activity procedures and expectation
  4. Any assessments that would be used

Make sure the Google Form is part of the lesson and not the sole reason for the lesson, as technology use is a tool for learning.

Make sure to change your form settings so that users outside of your school domain are not required to sign in.

Choice 2: Screencast

Create a 3-5 minute tutorial explaining how to create a Google Form, and how to organize the data that has been collected in a Google Sheet. Submit a screencast (using one of the many free screencasting apps available in the Chrome Web Store,  like NimbusScreencastifyScreencast Recording, etc.), to explain how to create the form, share the form, manipulate the data, and possible applications for classroom use.

Choice 3: Advanced Form Creation

Google Forms has basic features, and some more advanced features built into the application. For this assignment, create a Google Form that will serve as a student example or teacher resource.  The Form must include at least five of the following advanced user functions:

  1. Progress Bar
  2. Multiple Choice Grid
  3. Multiple Sections
  4. Going to a specific section based on an answer
  5. Data Validation
  6. Linear Scale
  7. Time answer with duration
  8. Form used as a quiz

Submit a link to the form, as well as an explanation of how the advanced features used could benefit classroom use.

Make sure to change your form settings so that users outside of your school domain are not required to sign in.


  • How can Google Forms be used to improve the instructional practices that are currently taking place in your classroom?
  • How can Google Forms allow new instructional practices to be implemented in your classroom that are currently not available to you?
  • Exit Ticket – Show what you know!