Formative Assessments

Sometimes we learn about a new technology and we get excited only to find out, it doesn’t quite meet our expectation. That was the case for me with Google Forms. At first I thought, “This is great, I can create quizzes that will be automatically graded for me.” Then I learned that to do this I needed to learn how to use some addons, extenstions, spreadsheets and more. Additionally, I realized I can’t just type in a math equation. Well, as in most things, where there is a will there is a way. I presented the following slides at the CMC math convention in Palm Springs, CA. They provide step by step instructions for how to create a formative assessment using image URLs with Snagit and g(math) for equations. The final set of slides show how to use the “flow chart” feature of forms to create multiple pages and insert reteaching into your form.