What has been or now is your experience with Google Forms? Is it intuitive? What challenges did you encounter when building your form? Do you think this tool would be beneficial for your teaching practice?
My only experience with Google Forms was with a homework assignment we did for this master's program. I created a basic quiz. I definitely think that it's intuitive. I enjoyed using the simplicity of it and I think I will use it in the future.
I think that I could see Google Forms being very beneficial in creating authentic assessments. Instead of relying on a textbook to provide me an assessment, I can create my own based on the standards and content that I deem most important. Since it is easy to access, easy to learn how to use, and efficient at creating a document quickly, I think that this service should not be overlooked by educators. I also think that it can be incorporated into the Capstone very easily by formulating a questionnaire for the audience. It would provide an interactive feature to the Capstone as well create meaningful and useful data gathered from the users that participate in the Google Forms questionnaire.
The pitfall I run into in using Google Forms is access to technology. I teach 2nd grade, and not every student in my classroom has a computer device. At my school, second grade teachers are given onlty three Chromebooks for their classroom. In today's world, even at 2nd grade, we need more than three laptops per classroom, especially if we are expected to incorporate 21st century technological programs such as Google Forms into our teaching. The one time a day we can bring our students to the school computer lab the students are forced to use a phonics based program, which means having them take tests using Google Forms during their computer lab time takes time away from their required education.