I also use short 3-4 question math quizzes for assessments, vocabulary quizzes, and more. Once the form is created, it can be used again, year after year by just making a new copy of your form.
Using the multiple choice option makes grading so EASY and students can get immediate feedback when they submit their form and I can easily access their responses and grades to put into my grade book.
2. Parent Contact Log
I create a form that is just for me to log the parent/guardian contacts I make throughout the year. I create a form that I input the date, student name and parent, type of contact (phone, text, messaging app, email, or in-person) reason for contact, parent response, and is follow up required.
I love keeping a log of parent contacts on Google Forms because I can easily generate a spreadsheet and have documentation of all contacts, reasons, and responses. I create the form and send it to myself and then bookmark the form on my toolbar for easy access. I can open the form and fill it in as I’m on the phone with a parent.
3. Student Interest and Feedback Surveys
During the first week of school, I use a Google form to collect information about my students’ interests (favorite subject, hobby, sport, etc.), academic strengths/weaknesses, favorite ways to learn, etc. Create a form that collects information that is useful for you to get to know your new students, plan lessons, and create a positive classroom community. You can include multiple choice and short answer options depending on the level of information you would like to collect.
I also like to send out a quarterly survey to collect feedback from my students about how they are enjoying our class (or not), any concerns they have, and if there is anything that I can do to help them be more successful. This is information that I collect informally from my students all the time, but I like to have a formal way to collect and save this information throughout the year.
4. Conference Request Form
I created a Parent Conference Request form that I have uploaded to my class website. Parents can electronically request a conference and I can easily collect the information. During Open House or Back to School nights, I show my students’ families how to access the form to request a conference.
You could also send out the form as a link via email or messaging apps such as Remind or Bloomz.
You can create your own but I’ve also put together 3 of my most useful Google Forms on Teachers Pay Teachers. Click on the image below to take a look!