Susan is a data and tech coach in Oak Park, USA, with experience in various fields of teaching with technology. She also hosts webinars, hands-on training sessions and presents at conferences.
The Google Docs form is an efficient tool for teaching and learning because it is user friendly, free, and works on most computing devices.
Recently, Google improved the form by adding some multimedia features, providing teachers with more ways to use it for guided, independent learning.
Now you can embed live YouTube video right into a form to create a guided video lesson for students. Consider using this type of activity as a homework assignment to provide students with a common starting point for learning in the classroom.
Google Docs is truly one of my favorite tools for teaching and learning because of the features it offers to support research, writing and collaboration in the 24/7 classroom. Here are some things to try with Google Docs as you make plans to use a little more tech and embrace change this school year.
Google Docs supports a full-featured integrated Research Tool that is conveniently located right on the page of any Google Document or Presentation. This powerful Research Tool provides students with convenient access to information in manageable chunks that are ready for use. Students can narrow search results to find images, quotations, definitions, and more.