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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Flubbing around with Flubaroo

I don't know about you but I was never really a good test taker.  I always thought I had better things to think about when it came to school like sports practice, what was for lunch or new ways to get out of having to study!   If I only knew the things I know now back then......  For some reason when I think of testing I always envision this funny scene from the movie Spies Like Us:

No, I am not condoning cheating in this blog post, I just remember that scene and thought it would a good way to introduce a cool feature involving Google Forms.  I was privileged to do a presentation on it at the Nebraska Educational Technology Association and it's a pretty nifty little script.   It's called Flubaroo.  Flubaroo is a script that you embed into an assessment you have created using Google Forms that will in turn grade the assessment for you.

Here is how simple it is to create your assessment using Google Forms

via The Teaching Palette

Here is how to use Flubaroo

via Flubaroo100
When I was teaching 8th grade Social Studies I used Google Forms for all of my assessment needs as the district I was teaching in didn't provide ANGEL LMS accounts to grades 9-12.  It was before  Flubaroo came out, but I found it easy to create assessments using Google Forms and the kids truly enjoyed taking their tests in an online format.

I would like to encourage you to give it a shot and see what you think.  Good luck!

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