Responsive elearning made easy using free Google Forms (branched learning scenarios)



in this video I'm going to show you how easy it is to create responsive elearning using Google Forms by responsive elearning I mean branched learning experiences or scenarios that can be used for students with Google Forms and you don't need to know any fancy programming you just need to have access to Google Apps for Education or Google Drive and have some familiarity with creating a form so what is a branched elearning experience or a branched scenario basically it's an e-learning experience or a learning experience that changes based on these students input and their need let's look at the three C's of branched scenarios these are challenged choices and consequences so what happens is the student is presented with a challenge or a question they are then provided with choices to make and based on those choices different consequences result so those consequences could be another question they could be a video a picture text information so there are a number different things that those consequences can be one branch question can lead to another or even back again to check to see if there's been a change in understanding and Google Forms lets you test the skills knowledge using text videos and images to develop skills and knowledge as you need it depending on student responses so what are some of the advantages of using Google Forms well first of all it's free and it's included in Google Apps for Education it's quick and easy to learn you already are familiar with Google Drive and the Google Apps for Education environment once you create your form you can use it many times in many different environments and classes another advantage is that you can capture real time information and how students are doing and how they are improving this is particularly powerful if you are using Google Apps for Education and the students log in to use the form so you know exactly what students are answering and how they're going it also makes it possible to differentiate on-the-fly because you're getting information about how students are doing in real time you can spend more time with students who need it and you can give opportunities to students to challenge themselves for ones that are more advanced in their skills and knowledge on a particular topic area of course that means you do have to be prepared and also Google Forms is cross-platform compatible so usually you won't have any problems if you're using it on Windows Apple platforms iOS Android smartphones most of the time you'll get similar results in how it looks and act so what do you need to do before you go ahead and create your branch scenario in Google Forms well first of all you need to determine of course what you want students to know or what you want them to be able to do from there you plan your questions and your branching it could be really short and simple or it could be quite complex and go to different branches and then of course you need to put together your media and content that's going to help students develop their skills and knowledge the great thing is you can use YouTube videos that are already out there rather than having to create your own from scratch so I'm going to demonstrate a really simple example of creating a branched scenario to test for knowledge of Pythagoras theorem so we found particular scenario here the correct response will just give the student feedback and an end to the experience and if they've given an incorrect response it'll show the students a video to hopefully revise Pythagoras's theorem and then retest again to see how their knowledge is in the real world I'd probably branch off to actual examples to see how they're applying things so now we're going to look at how we might create a simple branching scenario so I've created my form in Google Drive and it's called Pythagoras theorem review and it's automate automate eclis created the first question if I wanted to I can write in a form description which might give instructions as to what to do but right now I'm just concentrating on demonstrating how the branching might work and how you would enter in the content so before I put in my question I'm going to bring in a image that I've created in Google Drive so click on the drop-down arrow next to add item and I select image now it's automatically gone to my Google Drive because I'd looked something up previously I also click on that and press select and you'll see it'll bring in my image now that's quite large so just like anything else you can click on it and resize as you typically would in most applications in Google Drive and I can choose to have that left align Center aligned or right aligned I'll just leave it left aligned so I am going to give my image a title so right angled triangle and I'll just copy and paste that as my hover text and click on done now I actually want the write the picture of the right angle triangle to appear before this first question that I haven't created yet so I'm going to click and drag and drop till it's above that question so you'll see now that my right angle triangle is above that untitled question now for the question okay so I've finished entering in the question now I have put in some help text which is indicating two into only one correct answer it's a I've left it as a multiple choice type question and I have three different answers so a squared plus C squared equals B squared is squared minus B squared equals C squared and a squared plus B squared equals C squared so the correct answer is the third one here so now that I've created my question before I can set up which pages the students go to and in the question I need to actually create those pages so I've created my question and before I can go and take go to page based on answer I need to create the pages so scroll to scroll to the bottom and we'll have a look at this add item I click on add item and I will put in a page break so this page is going to be my review page for incorrect answers to give students an opportunity to have a look at a video about Pythagoras theorem and hopefully jog their memories so I'll put in something like hmm looks like you need a little help watch the video below for a quick refresh okay so on this new page I'll click on add item and this time going to add a video okay so I had already looked up this video and I had posted it to my clipboard so just click on that and click on select so this is not a video I created this is just one I saw on YouTube and I quite liked so click on select so I'll just call it what it's actually called which is Pythagoras's in two minutes okay so now I'm going to create my third page which is my page for the correct answer so I need to insert a page break and just put in and here you can add in an image or a video or something to reinforce the correct answer now before I go on what I want to do is I want to tell it after page two I don't want it to automatically go on to page three which is what it's going to do I want it to go back to page one to give students a chance to answer the question again now that I've got my redirects pages I scroll up to my original question click on edit I'll click on go to page based on end so the first two were our incorrect dances so they'll go to page two and the third one was correct so they'll go to the page three and click on done now we can have a look at our form so I'll just click on view life form and who it is so Pythagoras theorem review looking at the question and now I'll select this second response which I know is incorrect and click on continue and it takes me to that video I can play that video and then I can try the question again once I click on continue and I'll scroll now and I'll choose the third answer because that's a correct one click on continue and it says I've answered correctly so I just click on submit and that's it creating branched scenarios and responsive learning using Google Forms you

2 Comments

  1. Dawn Berta said:

    Would you happen to have a similar video with the new version of Google Forms?

    June 29, 2019
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  2. Fanny Passeport said:

    I love the video made with Cuisenaire rods that you use for your differentiation strategies.

    June 29, 2019
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