After some thoughtful contemplations about Google Forms in the classroom, I have created a mock spelling test using google forms to test a suggestion about using google forms for weekly spelling tests in the classroom. The link to the mock spelling test is here http://bit.ly/YtYLvm.
When giving the test the teacher would read the words out aloud. It would have been good to add some audio to the form so that the students could work completely independently on their test. I thought about recording the words in audacity and embedding the link in a google doc although wondered if this would be too cumbersome and also contemplated saving the file as an MP4 and then could put on an ipod and play aloud to the students. Having an audio file of the words means that students doing extension words could work separately and all students could finish spelling at the same time.
Here are some negatives: some students may only finger type and be left behind. With room chatter the audio file may not be heard. Can you think of any others to add to my list?.