So . . . a dear friend of mine is an EXPERT at using Google with her middle schoolers, so I tapped her brain a few months ago before we even HAD Google, and now I am ready to put some things into action. Before winter break, I experimented with a Google form as an assessment tool–but struggled knowing how to GET the form to the students (they have accounts, but no email…thus no sharing via email). I figured out that I could create a Google doc that had a link to the form. I shared the doc in my “Shared with Class” folder…and voila!
I purposely designed the task to have multiple possible answers like the Smarter Balanced assessment will have, and after about 10 minutes of data collection I got THIS!