The 8-Bit Instructor: Time-Saving Tips with Google Forms (EP008)

EP029 Learning with Google (Updates on Google for Education) The 8-Bit Instructor

In this week's episode, I go through all of the updates coming to Google Workspace for Education. Plus, news and updates from Microsoft, IXL, and Screencastify; and, of course, your question of the week.
  1. EP029 Learning with Google (Updates on Google for Education)
  2. EP028 Making the Most of Google Chrome
  3. EP027 Creativity (Fact or Fiction?)
  4. EP026 Visual Communication with Tony Vincent
  5. EP025 Classroom Lesson from Super Mario Maker

Episode 8

This week, we take a look at some ways you can use Google Forms to save time in class. There’s a fun trick for Google Docs. Plus, feedback and this week’s question of the week.

News & updates

Treasure Chest: Voice Typing

  • Use voice typing in Docs and speaker notes of Slides to type quicker
  • Tools–>Voice Typing

Boss Battle: Time-Saving Tips with Google Forms

  • Quizzes
  • Administrative Tasks
    • Book checkouts, assignment checklists, goal setting, etc.
    • Use in conjunction with Autocrat add-on to create Google Docs
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Progress Monitoring
  • Parent Contacts
    • Use Forms and a mail merge in Sheet to send emails to parents for things like tardies, failing grades, etc.

Crew Members’ Board (#8BitCrew)

QOTW: How do you use Google Forms? What would you like to try?

Use the #8BitCrew on Twitter or post longer stories in the comments section here.

Get connected

Check out my Google Classroom Udemy course.


Music by David Fesliyan (

  • Intro/Outro: “Retro Platforming”
  • Boss Battle: “Boss Battle Rock”
  • Crew Member’s Board: “Pirate Dance”
  • Wrap up: “Game Over” by Patrick de Arteaga

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