Have you heard of Google Docs
? According to Wikipedia
, Google Docs is a “free, Web-based word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, form, and data storage service offered by Google.” The major benefit of using Google Docs is that you can invite people in for “real-time” collaboration. Here is a video explanation of Google Docs- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRqUE6IHTEA
One feature of Google Docs is their forms component. This component allows you to create a form (survey) with various information gathering formats (multiple choice, text, check box, etc.) to send out or embed into a webpage. While everyone is responding, the answers automatically feed into a spreadsheet within Google Docs. The spreadsheet is much like Microsoft Excel so you can sort, edit, etc. your data.
To use Google Forms, you must have a Google Account. If you need to set up a Google account, click HERE first.
Here is step by step video example of how to set up an assessment using Google Forms. As you can imagine, there are many other ways that you can use Google forms. HERE are some additional ideas for you from Tom Barrett.
HERE are some directions about embedding content onto your CMS4Schools webpage. (If you would like to add the Google form to your webpage.)
If you have any questions, or need help setting this up, please let me know!
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