I LOVE GOOGLE FORMS, and I am always uncovering new ways to incorporate them into classroom instruction. Not only are they efficient, but the data collection in spreadsheet format makes reporting so easy!
Dave Tchozewski, a fellow DEN STAR from Jenison Public Schools, shared a recent blog post in our Discovery Educator Network group on Edmodo (another tool I adore). It was a guest post by one of his science teachers who uses the Flubaroo script in Google Forms to grade assessments administered through Google Forms.
What is Flubaroo?
Flubaroo is a free tool that helps you quickly grade multiple-choice or fill-in-blank assignments. I designed it for my own classroom, and want to share it with other teachers… for free! (www.flubarro.com)
What are the major benefits of Flubaroo?
- Computes average assignment score.
- Computes average score per question, and flags low-scoring questions.
- Shows you a grade distribution graph.
- Gives you the option to email each student their grade, and an answer key.
Here’s a snapshot of the production process for teachers:
- Create a multiple choice and/or fill-in-the-blank assessment using a form on Google Drive (click here for step by step instructions).
- Complete the assessment yourself (this will serve as the answer key).
- Grab the link to the form and post it on School Fusion (or any other course web page).
- While the assessment window is open, Google Drive with automatically aggregate student data into a spreadsheet as they submit their completed form.
- Grade the assessment by installing the Flubaroo tool into the spreadsheet (click here for directions).
- Flubaroo will walk you through the process of creating an answer key and checking all responses IN MINUTES!
Here are a couple snapshots of how the reporting looks:
So, doesn’t it look easy! Give it a try with your students. Google Forms can be accessed easily on mobile devices, too!