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Earlier this year, Google rolled out the "LOCKDOWN" feature on Google Quizzes. According to Google, this feature will block students from being able to open new tabs, thus preventing them from cheating.

https://techycoach.com/2019/01/24/google-forms-lockdown-mode/

I do find this tool useful for those that use this type of assessment. However, one question I would ask, Is this type of assessment the best way to assess what students have learned. I find myself moving away from question and answer based assessments and moving toward project based assessments. This philosophy is summed up by saying that I am moving away from having students tell me what they learned to having students show me what they learned, putting the skills to actual use.

Though I still see where the old style Q&A assessments can be valid, I am not sure that I would utilize this function often. I would encourage those using technology for assessments to think how to transform their instruction rather than how technology can be used to keep up what was previously done.


The S.A.M.R. model pictured above shows this philosophy. When looking at your lesson plan, a good question to ask is, 'What can technology provide that I was previously limited by?'

Do you need more time? - Some instructors create more class time by putting instructional materials (videos, notes, or activities) online so students can access ahead of time. OR Technology can provide students more time to work on projects and assignments outside of the class period with the same access to course materials in in class. 

It is something to think about when using Google's tools as a substitution for paper assessments as Google seems to have intended with this function. Think of this as the first step, getting your feet in the water, once you get this step completed, don't be afraid to go further.



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