Happy Tuesday, friends! I hope you’re having a great week and are experiencing the least amount of teacher anxiety possible during the back-to-school-during-COVID craziness that we’re all enduring. The middle of next month will be the start of my 13th year in the classroom, which is super weird to think of – I still feel like a new teacher! – and here we are, at the end of July, and I basically have no clue what next year is going to “look like.” I’m trying to breathe deeply through my frustrations, keeping in mind that just as I haven’t taught during a pandemic (until this past March, of course) our administrators, school boards, local, state, and federal officials have never “done this,” either. Grace upon grace will be the motto of the year! Last week, I shared the first post in a 5 part series about my favorite features of Google Forms, so … here comes favorite number 2!
That’s right … customize those confirmation messages!
This is such an easy and underused feature of Google Forms. To be honest, I don’t really ever think about it! Once I select “quiz,” create the questions, set the correct answers, and update the colors/fonts, I typically just push it out to my students! However, the confirmation message could be super helpful in directing my students to the next activity while they’re waiting for their classmates to finish. In addition to directions or other text-based information, we can also share links in the confirmation message!
A few ideas for taking advantage of the confirmation message in Google Forms …
- Share instructions for a post-quiz activity
- Provide a link directing students to new video, audio, or text content
- Include a link to a Padlet wall, Google Doc, or Answer Garden where students can reflect on their quiz performance, what they’d like to review or learn more about
- Next steps in a HyperDoc
How do you use the confirmation message in Google Forms to your advantage?