I chose to experiment with Google Forms as a way of testing/checking my students’ knowledge and understanding. At first, I utilized a True/False from Kids Health as basis for my questions. I liked how they provided a basic explanation after each question, so I referred to the web site in the final confirmation page for the students to go there to read and check over their answers after taking the quiz. I figured this was a way to get them to read through the material once more.
HERE is an example of the first quiz I made in Google Form to be utilized for testing purposes.
However, I then realized I was not really gathering enough knowledge about the students’ understanding of the topic to know where I would need to emphasize my further teaching. So I made a second form consisting of mostly short and long answers.
HERE is the second Google form that I would use instead of the first quiz.
I solely re-wrote the questions for the students to respond with longer answers, so I still included the link in the final confirmation page as a means for the students to read and check if they got their answers right.
HERE is the page they are referred to where they can read and check over their answers after completing the quiz. This helps them participate more in their own learning.
These questions in the second quiz require a higher level of participation from the students.