How's Your Form?
Google Forms are amazingly flexible and powerful. Whether you're designing a survey to collect data, a quiz to check for understanding, or a choose-your-own adventure game using branching logic, you can do a lot with a well designed Form.
This page has some examples of Forms to let you see various ways they can be used.
Although it's possible to embed Forms into a Google Site such as this, these have been provided as links so you can see them in their own pages. Just click the big yellow buttons to see each sample.
If you'd like to take a copy of any of these Forms yourself to play with and see how it works, just use the 'Get your own copy' link under each sample.
One of the key skills in designing a good Form is to use the right type of question to get the data in the format you need. To do that you need an understanding of the various types of questions that are available. This example uses all the different question types and provides an explanation of each one.
Self marking quizzes are powerful and can save teachers lots of time grading. By indicating correct answers, the Form is able to automatically grade the quiz and return the results to students. Combined with in-question feedback, this provides some powerful formative assessment opportunities for students.
Using branching logic, you can design Forms that offer different pathways depending on what answers the user selects. This can open up the option to create highly customisable forms that respond to the user, and even things like Choose-your-own-adventure games.
Commonly used in the sciences, a dichotomous key is simply a way to sort and classify things. In this example, you'll see how you can pick a random animal and sort it into its correct class by asking a series of yes/no questions. This same principle can be applied in many situations.