Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Five Google Forms Features Overlooked by New Users

Every year at about this time I start to get emails from people who are transitioning into using Google Workspace for Education for the first time. In fact, I got one of those emails last week from a tech coach who wanted to know if I had a list of helpful "hidden" Google Forms features for new teachers. I didn't have a readily available list so I made the following short video. 

In 5 Google Forms Features Overlooked by New Users I demonstrate the following Google Forms that are helpful, but not necessarily the first things that people are taught about Google Forms. In the video you will see me demonstrate the following:

  • How to quickly assign a form to a Google Drive folder. 
  • Advanced font styling options. 
  • How to include hyperlinks in question descriptions. 
  • Quiz default settings. 
  • Question shuffling options. 

Common Craft Explains Research Papers to Students

I often use Common Craft videos as an example of creating effective video lessons without having to spend a lot of money on special equipment or software. In fact, I did that in a webinar that I hosted yesterday. The video that I used as an example was Research Papers Explained by Common Craft

Research Papers Explained by Common Craft does an excellent job of explaining to students why the research papers they write in school are good practice for life in a working environment. The video does this through the example of trying to convince your boss to give you a raise. 

Common Craft videos can be previewed on their website. To use them in your school you do need a Common Craft membership.

Disclosure: I have a long-standing, in-kind relationship with Common Craft.