Differentiation and More: Taking Google Forms to the Next Level

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Location: Room 395-6
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Participate and share : Interactive session

Dr. Desiree Alexander  
You know how to use Google Forms — now what? Come learn how you can differentiate by creating and assigning self-grading quizzes to best benefit each student by using branching, passwords, templates and so much more! These tips and tricks will have you looking at Google Forms with fresh eyes!

Audience: Coaches, Library media specialists, Teachers
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Google account
Topic: Assessment/evaluations/use of data
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Learning Designer
  • Collaborate with educators to develop authentic, active learning experiences that foster student agency, deepen content mastery and allow students to demonstrate their competency.
For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
Additional detail: ISTE author presentation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Purpose: The purpose of this session is to show teachers the ease of differentiating with a Google Form. It is also to show the different things they can do with Google Forms to help individual students learn and be assessed in different ways.


1. The participant will be able to make Google Form templates to share with others in the district.
2. The participant will be able to create quizzes with Google Forms.
3. The participant will be able to copy and paste responses on a Google Form.
4. The participant will be able to use branching to differentiate as needed using a Google Form.
5. The participant will be able to use the settings on Google Forms with Google Classroom to help students with extended time and to review quizzes with students.
6. The participant will be able to create electronic breakouts and create your own adventure stories using Google Forms.
7. Participants will be able to use extensions and settings to help students with accommodations use Forms for assessments.
8. Participants will be able to use the data from forms in new ways to lead their instruction.

Evidence of Success:
-Editing of the Google Form the presenter will share with participants
-Evaluation of session
-Participant participation
-Participant will be able to differentiate instruction and assessments using Google Forms

Content and activities:
-Presenter will share a Google Form with participants so they can work along with the presenter
-Audience is encouraged to ask questions and share stories of them using Google Forms and how they can use the new skills in their own classrooms


Time: 60 minute session
5 minutes: Introduction
45 minutes: Teaching of skills
5 minutes: Questions and answers
5 minutes: Closing and evaluation

-Throughout the session, the audience will be participating and will be encouraged to ask questions
-A Padlet will be used as a backchannel

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Dr. Desiree Alexander, Educator Alexander Consulting, LLC

Dr. Desiree Alexander is an award-winning, multi-degreed educator, speaker, and author. She is Founder CEO of Educator Alexander Consulting. She holds various teaching, administrative and technology certifications, including Google Certified Trainer, Innovator and Partner and Microsoft Office Specialists. She is a 2022 & 2021 Texas Computer Education Association Featured Thought Leader, 2020 International Society for Technology in Education Featured Voice, 2020 Future of Education Technology Conference Featured Presenter, 2019 Better Business Bureau Customer Commitment Award Honoree, 2017 40 Under 40 Awards Honoree, 2017 Center for Digital Education Top 30 Technologists, Transformers & Trailblazers among other honors. Learn more:

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