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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Use GoogleDocs Self-Grading Quiz as an Exit Ticket

Update 3.3.13:

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The GoogleDocs Form is an efficient way for teachers to collect small pieces of information because it automatically displays the information in a spreadsheet. Teachers can add formulas to those spreadsheets to create  multiple-choice quizzes that grade themselves. Since a form can be linked or embedded into a website, wiki or blog, students do not need email accounts to take a quiz. The form works well on any portable computing device or full-blown computer which makes it perfect for use as an Exit Ticket at the end of a lesson. One simple 3-5 question Exit Ticket Quiz has at least three great uses.




  1. Provide students with immediate feedback to increase motivationGive students a quick self-grading quiz at the end of a lesson, spend less than 5 minutes collecting the grades for an unlimited number of students, then publish the spreadsheet of results. Teach students how to use The Find Tool (control + f) to quickly find their score and significantly raise the stakes to increase student motivation. Please note: To avoid public humiliation and hard feelings I suggest you require students to sign in with some sort of unique identifier, in addition to their name. Before you publish the results, always remember to hide the name column.
     
  2. Gauge student understanding and the effectiveness of your lesson                 Results collected using the same self-grading quiz can be used for planning,reteaching, modifying and providing students with enrichment from both a big-picture and a detailed point of view. To look at the big picture, choose Form > Show Summary of Responses from the menu bar and view the results in the form of a graph for each question. To examine specific student results, sort the spreadsheet by question to identify the students who have mastered each question. If you are using video tutorials or digital resources to reteach, you can even link those resources right to each question on the spreadsheet to provide students with easy access to support.
  3. Give students a chance to voice their opinions, concerns, and questions. Although an open-ended question won't grade itself, you can provide an optional "paragraph" style question l at the end of the Exit Ticket to give students a voice and opportunity to communicate with you about their learning. Since the self-grading quiz has provided you with freedom from grading papers, you can use the extra time to listen to collect personal feedback and respond appropriately. Copy and paste student questions into a follow up document and make note of repeated questions to identify common concerns.
Take a closer look:

Take Sample Quiz  
View Sample Results 
View Summary of Responses
Learn how:
If you don't know how to create a Google Doc Self-Grading Quiz, you can learn how by using this awesome video tutorial, created by jspevack. A good tip for this type of learning is to set up your screen with two windows, side-by-side, and actually try to create the quiz as you go through the tutorial. Remember to use the pause button to learn at your own pace.


Tutorial: Create a Google Docs Self-Grading Quiz  

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love this!

Rajettan said...

Thank you for sharing. My students will be collaborating with their peers discussing on d97cooltools blog. Thanks a zillion.

Banlang said...

I'll use this! Thanks!

Logan J. Skew said...

I just like it really much, thanks for sharing

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