Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Choice Eliminator in the New Google Forms!

Hello All!

Last week I wrote up a quick blog post about some of the new features in Google Forms.  If you haven't had a chance to view it yet, you can read it here (click).  One of the new features is the ability to include "add-ons" in the (new) Google Forms.

In case you don't know, add-ons are little time saving apps/additions to Forms that help improve their usefulness in the classroom.

So how do you go about using these little pieces of awesomeness, you ask?

In the new Forms, look in the top righthand corner, click the three dots, and then the button which says "Get add-ons...":

This will pull up a list of all the add-ons that are currently available for Google Forms (I like to think of this window as an mini-app store).  You can hover over them to get a preview of each "add-on", and then click to install the ones that you'd like.  For the most part, they are all free.



Once you install an "add-on", click the puzzle piece in the top right to "run" it.


Here's one of my personal favorite add-ons for Forms, Choice Eliminator:


This add-on eliminates options from multiple choice items once they are selected.  This is great for parent/teacher conference sign up Forms where the options are different times that you are available to meet:



Last year, our third grade team here in Eminence used this add-on in a Form that they sent home to parents to request different items needed for a class fundraiser.  As the different items were selected, they were removed from the Form.  This prevented them from having duplicates sent in!

More blog posts about Google Forms add-ons coming soon!

Donnie Piercey
Eminence Independent Schools
@mrpiercey
donnie.piercey@eminence.kyschools.us

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