Easy to Use Quiz Feature of Google Forms

Google Forms has a new quiz feature that aims to help educators administer, well, quizzes or formative assessments to check for student’s understandings. The quiz feature is embedded in the app so there’s no need to install add-ons or extensions.


The quiz feature has been requested for so long. Now that it is part of Google Forms, take advantage of how easy it is to create a quiz with Google Forms. Furthermore, combining it with Google Classroom, all teachers can now facilitate checking for understanding in an efficient and quick way. Truly, there is less time “tech-ing” and more time for teaching.


How to create a quiz with Google Forms:


1. Start with creating a new Google Form document. Click “Settings” and in the “General” pane, options to restrict the quiz to domain users, to collect email addresses, and to limit to one (1) response are present.


Then,  look for and click on the “Quiz” pane. Enable “Make this a quiz.” Release remark immediately after submission to enable students to know their points or if their answers are correct or not.


2. Start creating your quiz questions. Choose the type of question to be created, e.g Multiple Choice, short answers etc.


d. Complete the question or the stem of the statement. Provide choices from which the students can choose their answer. Click on “ANSWER KEY” to indicate the correct answer for the item.



Choose the correct answer among the choices and it will be highlighted. Feedback for incorrect answers can also be added to help students answer the question better.





Indicate the number of points allotted for each item.



4. Return to the “Question” pane. A check mark indicates the correct answer. Notice that the beside “Answer Key” at the bottom is the number of points for the item.




The quiz will look like your usual Google Form survey or document. Share the quiz through the usual way of sharing a Google Form document.



When students choose an incorrect answer, the screen will look like this.



If the answer is correct, it will look like this.



Viewing the Response Summary for Quick Item Analysis


Teachers can also check a quick summary of the responses. Individual option to see some insights the performance of students for quiz can also be viewed. Average points, median points, and range of the points are also available. Individual item analysis can also be viewed, allowing the teacher to see how many of the students chose a certain option.



1:1 iPad or BYOD Class “PACT”: Classroom Management Tips

Managing the class, i.e. students’ behavior, during 1:1 iPad or BYOD classes can be challenging. The level of excitement increases as students are given a device that can either help them learn or distract them from learning. As teachers, we are reminded to be aware of the importance of maintaining a class atmosphere conducive for learning and sharing of ideas.

We put up rules, expectations, and contracts with our students to make sure that our classes run smoothly. We give them reminders about the consequences of their actions in class. In short, we maintain the classroom discipline plan that we already put up in the beginning. But this discipline plan needs modification when iPad devices or mobile devices are introduced and used in class.

In my classes, I use my 1:1 PACT. What is this PACT?

2The PACT stands for four important reminders that students are challenged to do in 1:1 or BYOD classes.


P for “proper use”

Students must learn how to handle and use their devices properly, whether personal device or a shared device in school. They must practice responsibility in taking care of the devices, since they are quite an investment. This means avoiding physical breakage, scratches or bumping them on tables. Proper software maintenance must be done to make sure that all apps and the devices’ OS are updated to the latest version. Updating optimises the use of the devices in class. Older students can be asked to do this during their own time. For the younger ones, adult supervision in school or at home is surely needed. Proper use also pertains to how they use the apps or the device in class. Students should only use the device for learning or for whatever use the teacher has instructed the class. This would mean no unnecessary interactions with the device during class.


A for “active participation”

As students use the devices in class, they are still expected to become active participants in class discussions or in the different learning activities. Having devices in class should not disconnect them from the class. Instead, they are to use the device so that they can connect with their classmates and actively participate in the various learning activities. Teacher can reinforce this expectation by giving rewards to those who actively participate. Teachers can use iPad apps such as ClassDojo or ClassCraft to provide real-time feedback, praises, and rewards to students who are engaged in class activities. Learn more about these apps in this page.


C for “collaboration”

Collaboration is a 21st century learning skill that should be reinforced in a tech-integrated class. The mobile devices are great tools to promote collaboration and ensure that students cooperate and work effectively with other students. Using various apps such as Google Apps for Education or multimedia/ productivity apps, students can create artefacts or products that demonstrate their learning through working together. Collaboration instills in students the importance building knowledge together and taking part in the process of knowledge sharing. It is of great importance, then, that the teacher designs technology integrated learning activities that promote collaboration among students. In terms of classroom management, making the students work in teams or groups can further ensure that everyone is one task. Moreover, assigning roles to each member of the collaborative groups can make sure that everyone has and stays on task.


T for “treat everyone with respect”

Giving due respect to one’s self and to other people is at the centre of 1:1 PACT. Digital citizenship sits on the fundamental need to give due respect to everyone, whether online or offline. Place guidelines on how students can practice respect and self-discipline while they use the mobile devices or access data online. It is recommended that during 1:1 or BYOD orientations, students undergo digital citizenship sessions or workshops so that they can show proper behaviour as they use tech tools in class and to protect themselves from unwanted elements that may lead to cyber-bullying, online scams, or hacking.


Lastly, from the name itself, the 1:1 or BYOD PACT becomes a contract for the class. The students sign the PACT and agree to follow them always. The teacher can be more creative and make an elaborate pact or agreement. A printed copy of the PACT can be posted on the walls of the classroom or where it is visible to the students. This gives them instant reminder of what they are supposed to do and how they should behave.

The 1:1 or BYOD PACT helps teachers create a conducive atmosphere for students to maximise the use of tech tools while learning in class. Moreover, students are also expected to take part in it by practicing what the 1:1 or BYOD PACT calls them to do. In the end, while the teacher is responsible for the class, it wouldn’t hurt also if students are personally involved in the process.

What are your classroom management tips? Sound them off at the comment section.