Google Forms Force A Copy

Yesterday I received the following tweet from Laurie Anastasioelementary teacher in California. This started me thinking about the use of forcing a Google Forms Copy.

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When facilitating a PD workshop or classroom of students who are beginning to explore and learn about creating Google Forms forcing a copy might be the easiest way to share a template. When a user who is signed onto the Google Account clicks on the shared link a window pops open like this one:

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The user clicks on the Blue Make a Copy Button and this copies the Form to their Google Drive. Once the Google Form is house in the Google Drive the student can start editing the form which is automatically set to private share (No Collaborators) due to copying the file.

Steps to Create a Google Forms Forced Copy Link

  • Open a Google Forms
  • Click the More Icon
  • Scroll down and click Add Collaborators

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  • A new window pops open
  • Under “Who has access” click blue change to the right of Private

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  • In the Link Sharing window select one:
    • Public on the web
    • Anyone with Link
  • Click the Blue Save Button

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  • Followed by Clicking the Blue Done Button
  • Go back to the Google Form Screen copy the URL
  • Change edit to copy
  • Copy the new URL and share

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Brilliant Idea for Sharing Worksheet

If you are sharing worksheets on a classroom website scrolling through hundreds of links can become overwhelming for the visitor. Why not take advantage of using Google Drive to share the worksheets? This will allow the teacher to share a whole folder for the month rather than separate links to each individual document. The visitors can view all Microsoft Word, PDF, Google Documents along with other file formats without installing extra programs on their computer.

EXAMPLE OF VIEWING A PUBLICLY SHARED GOOGLE DRIVE FOLDER

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STEPS for CREATING A PUBLICLY SHARED FOLDER

  1. Create a folder (Do Not Share)
  2. Create a SHARED Sub Folder (Share with public)
  3. Add Documents (worksheets) to SHARED FOLDER
  4. Copy Link to use with website

OTHER BENEFITS

  1. All Documents are in one place
    • Parents can view a visual of each worksheet or packet
      • NO Need to open document file in separate program
  2. Faster load time for the website page
  3. Website page doesn’t look overwhelming
  4. All the worksheets for the year can be unshared at one time
    • Saves time compared to deleting each one singularly
    • Worksheets will update automatically when changes are made

Teachers Organize YouTube Videos for the Classroom by using Google Slides

Teachers Google Slides offers a way to organize YouTube Videos and minimize the possibility of students viewing something inappropriate. It is very easy to embed a YouTube video into a slide deck. Below this Google Slide Deck sample is a list of reason why to use a slide deck as  an organized way to share YouTube Videos.

CLICK HERE TO COPY THIS TEMPLATE

  1. The slides can be reorganized easily from year to year by simply dragging the slide and placing it in a new position.
  2. You can use speaker notes to type reminders for sections of the movie you’d like to point out.
  3. Individual Slides can be shared with students who are absent. Each slide has its own unique web address.
  4. A Google Form can be linked to the slide as a student assessment tool.
  5. Eliminates distractions.

HOW TO INSERT A YOUTUBE INTO A GOOGLE SLIDE

Organize Youtube Google slides

  1. In the toolbar click insert
  2. Click on video
  3. Go to YouTube and copy video URL
  4. Follow directions in the window for paste YouTube URL here