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Ideas for Using Google Forms Quizzes

Integrate Google Forms Quizzes into Learning

Did you know you can create quizzes using Google Forms that automatically calculate a score and report results? You can! Aside from making your own quizzes to test student knowledge, you can have students build their own trivia quizzes. Google Forms Quizzes is a feature that transforms any form into a quiz that includes a point value, answer key, and scoring system.

Making a quiz offers a fun way for students to develop critical thinking, improve information recall, and enhance communication skills. The theme of the trivia can be about a unit of study or based upon personal interest. Integrate the Quiz feature in Google Forms into language arts, mathematics, social studies, geography, history, science, art, music, health, or business studies.

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Integrate Building a Quiz into Learning

20 Teaching Ideas for Google Forms Quizzes

  1. Spelling Bee: Expand vocabulary. Host a competition that has participants identify the definition, find the misspelled word, or spell a term correctly.
  2. Reading Response: Form a connection to text. Respond to a novel or short story. Design a quiz that has readers match a character to a statement, describe the setting, or determine the significance of an event.
  3. Grammar Exercise: Practice grammar skills. Create an activity that challenges classmates to punctuate a sentence, recognize parts of speech, or pick the correct homonym.
  4. Pick Your Own Ending Story: Transform the quiz feature into a short story that has readers pick what happens next. The decision affects the ending.
  5. Drill and Practice: Master basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division facts. Produce a simple worksheet that has quiz takers choose the correct answer or complete an equation.
  6. Brainteaser: Boost reasoning. Construct a brainteaser with word problems or puzzles that test a person’s wit.
  7. Unit Study Guide: Prepare for an upcoming test. Develop a study tool that focuses on the meaning of keywords, recall of essential facts, and the importance of key concepts.
  8. Wacky New Stories: Explore current events. Questions include sensational headlines with information about the news story. Quiz takers must determine if they are true or false.
  9. Civic Pride Contest: Celebrate your country. Invent questions that has fellow citizens label capital cities, finish the national anthem, or select famous places.
  10. Where in the World? Showcase a place. Use map outlines, flags, tourist attractions, and tidbits of information to explore the importance of a location.
  11. Local Legend Quiz: Appreciate your hometown. Invite community members to answer trivia about local sports teams, current events, sites, or personalities.
  12. Who am I? Riddles: Acknowledge significant people and their contributions. Generate riddles using famous quotes, photos, or achievements to provide clues to their identity.
  13. Historical Timeline: Determine the importance of events. Invent a quiz that has history buffs identify dates, sequence events, and pinpoint the cause or effect of an incident.
  14. Research Review: Gain a deeper understanding of scientific concepts. Create a review to help fellow classmates recall experimental steps, results, and meaning of findings.
  15. Art Crawl: Appreciate art. Design a gallery walk that includes questions about famous painters, paintings, and techniques.
  16. Name that Tune: Host a music tournament. Test competitors’ ability to select the correct song line, title, or artist.
  17. Fun Fitness Facts: Challenge fitness fanatics. Ask questions about building strength, muscle anatomy, or improving skills.
  18. Business Marketing: Many companies use quizzes to connect with customers. For example, a gym might post a quiz about health on their blog or a travel agency about a destination on their website. Pretend to be a business owner. Design a quiz related to a product or service.
  19. Battle of the Brains: Design a trivia game that collects the name and email address of participants. Analyze results to declare a winner.
  20. Trivia Game: Collaborate to invent a game to entertain your friends. Select team members with unique areas of knowledge. Divide quiz into categories using sections. Each team member creates questions for their specific category based on their specialized expertise.
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Teaching Ideas for Building a Trivia Quiz

Google Forms Quizzes and TechnoTrivia

Do you want to learn how to build a quiz? TechnoTrivia is a project developed by TechnoKids Inc. that includes step-by-step instructions. Activities have students formulate questions, create an answer key, and customize quiz settings. Learn more about TechnoTrivia.

Google Forms Quiz NEW! TechnoTrivia

Learn How to Make a Quiz in Google Forms

Use TechnoTrivia activities to make a quiz in Google Forms. Elementary and middle school students create a trivia game. They formulate questions to test friends’ knowledge about a topic. By setting the answer key an automated system calculates points and sends quiz results.

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Learn how to make a quiz in Google Forms

Make Learning Fun

TechnoTrivia includes extension activities. Challenge your students to host a Battle of the Brains, team up to build a Trivia Game, or make a Pick your Own Ending story. As well, additional activities explain how to include a video or manually mark a short answer question. Discover how creative your students can be when using Google Forms!

Step-by-Step Instructions

Integrate Google Forms into learning. The theme of the trivia can be about a unit of study or based upon personal interest. Your students will:

  • Plan and organize ideas
  • Formulate thought-provoking questions
  • Research to fact-check information
  • Build a trivia quiz and set the answer key
  • Set a suitable point value for questions
  • Provide feedback with helpful information
  • Automatically calculate point score
  • Host a trivia event and invite respondents
  • Analyze trivia quiz responses

View a Sample Quiz Made in Google Forms

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Take the Wacky Animal Quiz

In TechnoTrivia your students learn how to formulate questions, create an answer key, and customize quiz settings. They ask a range of question types including multiple choice, checkboxes, and dropdown. A point value is applied to each question. The value can be the same for each question or increase based on the difficulty level. Feedback is added for incorrect and correct answers to offer quiz takers encouragement or additional information. Students learn how to set the quiz to automatically calculate a score and report the results.

About TechnoTrivia Technology Project

When you order TechnoTrivia, you receive a teacher guide, digital student worksheets, and customizable resources. Additional materials such as sample quizzes, assessment tools, and enrichment activities support learning. The activities are ideal for elementary or middle school students.

Spreadsheets for Beginners

Spreadsheets for Beginners

Teach spreadsheets to junior students

When kids enjoy math and are engaged, they learn skills more effectively. Finding a project where students are both having fun and building proficiency in mathematics is a bonus. The newest release by TechnoKids Inc., TechnoCandy, fits the bill perfectly! In this technology project, elementary and middle school students acquire math skills as they learn about spreadsheets.

Learning through Problem Solving
In TechnoCandy, students develop a plan to boost candy sales. They investigate a problem by conducting a survey and researching candy packaging. A spreadsheet is used to organize, calculate, and graph data. Based on the evidence, students recommend a solution in a written report.
The practical, real world nature of the problem appeals to children. When they understand the connection between math skills and their applications, mathematics becomes interesting and relevant. Helping a candy company to improve their marketing strategies is sure to be an appealing challenge.

Templates Simplify Learning
The problem solving activities in TechnoCandy make use of templates. In this way, students spend no time setting up spreadsheets, but rather focus on interpreting data and devising a solution.

Use Google Sheets, Google Docs, Google Slides, AND Google Forms!
The TechnoCandy technology project, with its many optional activities, builds skills using many Google Apps tools. Students create pie and line graphs using Google Sheets, write a solution using Google Docs, design a candy package using Google Slides, and conduct a survey using Google Forms.

Enrichment Activities Extend Learning with Spreadsheets for Beginners
Challenging extension activities included in TechnoCandy make learning spreadsheets fun. Activities for a range of levels, from junior through middle school, include:

  • Play spreadsheet Bingo
  • Draw spreadsheet pictures
  • Explore addition formulas
  • Investigate pie and line graphs
  • Develop advanced graphing skills

Spreadsheets for Beginners

TechnoKids Releases Project for Google Apps for Education

TechnoKids Inc. is excited to announce the release of TechnoQuestionnaire, a project designed specifically for Google Apps for Education. TechnoQuestionnaire is the first of an all new line of TechnoKids technology projects written expressly for the free online tools developed by Google for the classroom.

TechnoQuestionnaire lessons for Google Forms

Build a Survey Questionnaire using Google Forms

TechnoQuestionnaire is a technology project that teaches students how to conduct a survey using Google Forms.

In TechnoQuestionnaire, students become researchers. They conduct a survey to research an important issue. To begin, students gain an understanding about the purpose of surveys by completing a questionnaire. Next, they design their own survey to learn how to use Google Forms. Once familiar with this method of data collection, they develop their own research question, select a sample group, and build a questionnaire. A pre-test is conducted to improve the design. The questionnaire is then administered to the sample group. Once the data is collected it is interpreted and research findings shared with others.

Integrate TechnoQuestionnaire into Math and Science

Have students design a survey that describes a situation, measures the opinion of others, identifies an area in need of change, assesses satisfaction, or helps to organize an event:

  • report on access to technology
  • research popular trends
  • improve safety on the bus or at recess
  • rate satisfaction with school library
  • reduce bullying at school
  • plan an upcoming school event
  • gain support to start a new club
  • develop a fundraising campaign
  • increase participation in school programs
  • set a homework policy
  • select music for a school dance

Design a Survey

There are eight steps to conducting a survey questionnaire. Students complete each step in the research process:

  1. Set the Purpose – Determine the reason or goal of the survey.
  2. Pick Sample – Select the group of people that will take the survey.
  3. Choose Survey Method – Decide on the technique used to collect data.
  4. Create Questionnaire – Design questions to measure behavior or opinions.
  5. Pre-test – Take the survey to find errors and make improvements to the survey.
  6. Conduct Survey – Gather data by emailing a form or sharing a link to the survey.
  7. Analyze Results – Study the data in a spreadsheet and as graphs.
  8. Report Findings – Explain research findings in an oral presentation.
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Design a questionnaire with Google Forms

TechnoKids and Google Apps for Education

TechnoKids understands that schools and teachers are looking for free and mobile productivity tools. Budgets are limited yet students need to learn twenty first century skills. Google Apps for Education provides a great solution:

  • use a free suite of applications
  • connect with a variety of devices – computer, tablet, or smartphone
  • access from anywhere with an Internet connection
  • collaborate and share with other students, classes, and parents

Having these tools is a significant advance for teachers. Now TechnoKids provides complete lesson plans to make use of these tools.