Google Form for Open House

Yesterday I attended a Google Chrome Book training and couldn't wait to share this idea one of the presenters shared.  Why not use a Google Form during your Open House or Back to School Night?  

Create a new Google Form with questions that fit your needs.  I have created a sample here.

Using your link have the Google Form open on a few computers or laptops for parents to quickly fill out.  This looks less intimidating to some parents compared to all the lengthy forms we usually have sitting out.

Create a little sign or have a post-it note instructing parents to select "Submit another response" for the next parent to complete the form.

At the end of the event you will have all of your students' information in one spreadsheet, already organized for you.  Simply print out the spread sheet and add it to your teacher binder!

I bet your parents will also be impressed with your use of technology and thankful it's one less paper they have to fill out by hand.

For an upcoming post I am working on I am hoping you will help me out by completing the following Google Form :)  Thanks!


  1. If parents have smartphones, a QR code of the link can free up computers.

  2. I think this is a GREAT idea, Jess.. I might just have to "borrow" it! I've never made a google doc before though. Want to share how? :)

  3. Fantastic Idea!!! :) Thanks for sharing!

  4. I tried this last year and it was a HUGE success. I'll definitely be doing it again this year!! Thanks for reminding me!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  5. I love this idea! Makes all your info so easy together!

    Down the Learning Road

  6. I took a PD sessions this summer on creating Google Forms and decided I'm doing this too!!

    A Tall Drink of Water

  7. I planned to do this! So smart and I love the QR code idea!

    The Gemini Teacher

  8. Such a great idea to share! I created Google forms for both student info sheets and volunteer sign ups for BTS night and can't wait to see how it all works out!

  9. I loved this idea so much that after seeing it tonight I made the forms and took Ashley's suggestion and made a QR code. My only concern is about time. Does it slow down the parents and cause major backups in the room? We usually have 75% of our parents show up to Open House and I teach middle school. That is a lot of parents in only 3-4 hours. Thank you again for the idea!!
    ~Amanda from His and Her Hobbies

  10. Jess, this is BRILLIANT! I will totally be doing this for Back to School night! Thanks for sharing! I hope you're having an awesome summer! :)



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