I experimented with Google Forms before and have used them for surveys and quizzes. I was determined to use the forms for a scavenger hunt. This would be helpful because then the students responses would all be in one place and it saves paper!
I started out typing out a hard copy just in case the google form wouldn’t work when it came to game time. After I created the scavenger hunt I transferred it over to google forms. unfortunately I was unable to hyperlink links so students could just click. I did however, put in the directions to copy and paste the link. Then I typed out the instructions and had questions to follow.
The nice features of google forms are the various question types. Below you can see how I used check boxes to assess students ability to create triangles with determined side lengths and angles.
Tips and Tricks!
Make sure you have a place where they place their name. You can also make sure they fill in all the questions before moving on. You can also export the data into a spreadsheet after you have collected all the responses. Also you can include images! I used images to have students fill in the missing angles.
In conclusion this was a great alternative to using a handout scavenger hunt. The one issue I ran into in the classroom was sharing it with students. I didn’t have google classroom at this time so I had to have students type out the link. There is an option to shorten the link but if students don’t put it in perfectly then it doesn’t work. Also, the link changes so don’t write it on the whiteboard. I would suggest using it with google classroom and sharing it with your students that way.
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