Our 5th grade students are preparing for a Veterans' Day Program, and solo auditions will be held this week when our students are dismissed early for Parent/Teacher conferences. Rather than typing up permission forms, printing them, handing them out, sending them home, and waiting for them to be returned, I simply created a form in my Google Drive. This has been the perfect opportunity to test a Google Form to see how much it could help me do my job.
The list of uses for Google Forms is limited only by your imagination. If you would like to try one, follow these steps to get started:
- Sign up for a Google account, if you do not already have one. Click here to register.
- Go to your Google Drive.
- Click on the red "Create" button, then select "Form."
- Create your questions. There are choices for question types, and you can mark questions as required, if needed.
- You can select a theme.
- The form or link can be e-mailed, or the form can be embedded in your web page.
- As completed forms are submitted, the results are directly entered into a spreadsheet that you will see in your Google Drive.
- Sit back and enjoy the time and paper you saved by using this remarkable tech tool.
If you need more help, Google provides plenty of assistance: Google Forms Help
You should try a Google Form! It will save you time, effort, and paper. It's so simple! Now, if only selecting the soloists for our program could be that easy. Is there an app for that? :)