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Creating a Classroom Assessment Using Google Drive / Gmail

The following guide will help you create an assessment using Google Drive and your Google email account. You will be able to send your students the assessment via email, which can be accessed through any device that has an Internet / Wi- Fi connection (laptop, iPad, cell phone, etc.). After your students have completed the assessment, the data will be collected and graphed, which you can then share with your students. Follow this procedure to create and share your assessment.

1. Click on ‘Drive’ from your Google email account. (Drive is the new name for Google Docs).

email account. (Drive is the new name for Google Docs). 2. On the left hand side

2. On the left hand side of your screen, you will see a menu. Click on ‘Create’ and then choose ‘Spreadsheet.’ This spreadsheet will be used to set up the quiz, store answers, and graph the results.

then choose ‘Spreadsheet.’ This spreadsheet will be used to set up the quiz, store answers, and

3. In the top right of the spreadsheet you will see ‘Share.’ Click on ‘Share’ and change the spreadsheet from a ‘private’ to a ‘public’ document. This will allow you to share the quiz with your entire class. Click ‘Done.’

to share the quiz with your entire class. Click ‘Done.’ 4. In the top right corner

4. In the top right corner of your screen, you will see ‘Untitled Spreadsheet.’ Click on ‘Untitled Spreadsheet’ and rename your spreadsheet. For example, Quiz 1, History Quiz, etc. Click ‘Ok.’

Click on ‘Untitled Spreadsheet’ and rename your spreadsheet. For example, Quiz 1, History Quiz, etc. Click

5. Now, click on ‘Tools’ located beneath the title of your spreadsheet. From the ‘Tools’ drop down menu, click ‘Create a Form.’ This will bring you to the quiz template.

a Form.’ This will bring you to the quiz template. 6. From the quiz template, you

6. From the quiz template, you can provide your students with directions on how to complete the quiz. For example, ‘Answer each quest ion to the best of your ability’ or ‘ Circle the correct and/or complete response.’

example, ‘Answer each quest ion to the best of your ability ’ or ‘ Circle the

7. Next, you can begin to build your questions. First, you can title your question. This can be as simple as ‘Question 1’ or ‘#1.’ Second, put the question you wish to ask your students in the ‘Help Text’ box. For example, ‘Where is the iTeach Learning Centre located?’ You then select the ‘Question Type (multiple choice, short answer, etc.). If multiple choice, you then provide your students with the available options to answer (a, b, c, d).

students with the available o ptions to answer (a, b, c, d). 8. Before moving on

8. Before moving on to constructing your next question, make the question a required question by clicking the box next to ‘Make this a required question’ and then click ‘Done.’ You can then go on making more questions from the template to complete your quiz. Note: you can change the type of question (short answer, true/false) with each new question you construct.

your quiz. Note: you can change the type of question (short answer, true/false) with each new

9. After your quiz is complete, you now need to provide it to your students. There are two ways of doing this. The first way is to email the quiz directly to your students. Click on ‘Email this Form’ in the right corner of your screen. Fill in the recipients you wish to send the quiz. Before you click ‘Send,’ make sure the box beside ‘Include form in the email’ is checked. This will attach the quiz to your email.

is checked. This will attach the quiz to your email. 10. The second way to provide

10. The second way to provide the quiz to your students is to embed the quiz in an existing website. For example, you can embed the quiz on your teacher website or school website. To do this, click on ‘More Actions’ in the right corner of your screen and choose ‘Embed.’ This will provide you with a code that you can copy and paste into your webpage editor , which will make the quiz available on that website.

with a code that you can copy and paste into your webpage editor , which will

11. Now students can access your quiz from any device that has a n Internet connection. After they have completed the quiz, remind your students to click ‘Submit’ that will appear at the end of the quiz. After they click submit, student responses will immediately being to appear in your spreadsheet. All responses are recorded and time stamped right into the spreadsheet. Individual scores can only be assessed by you and are not made public. Note:

you will have to refresh your spreadsheet to begin to see student responses.

refresh your spreadsheet to begin to see student responses. 12. To share the results of the

12. To share the results of the quiz with your students, you will need to graph the responses. To graph the answers, click on ‘Form’ on the top of your spreadsheet and select ‘Show summary of responses.’

To graph the answers, click on ‘Form’ on the top of your spreadsheet and select ‘Show

13. After selecting ‘Show summary of responses,’ you will be directed to a set of graphs that can be displayed on a Smart Board or projector and shared with your class. From the available graphs, you and your students will be able to see what questions/areas the class did well on and what areas they did not. As a teacher, you can use the graphs as a tool to see what areas need to be revisited or re - taught to your class. The graphs can also be used as a visual feedback tool for your students, while the quiz is being taken up in class.

The graphs can also be used as a visual feedback tool for your students, while the