A colleague asked me to help her come up with a way for students to do peer reviews of projects using Google Forms. The results had to be viewable only by the teacher and the student and all students had to have access to the links to submit the peer reviews for every student in the class. The students also needed to be able to re-use the form. I also added the criteria that the steps had to be easy enough that the average teacher could do it, because the things I found in my research were quite complicated even for me.
There are a significant number of simple steps for this, but it is well worth it if you will be doing a lot of peer review. It will take you about 20 minutes to set up and about 10 minutes per class to have the students create their own forms. You only need to do that 10 minute set up once per year per class. And – once you do the initial set-up, it’ll be ready for next year!
Essentially you create a generic form, force student to make a copy of it, then put then name on it and then submit the link to their now individualized form for others to use.
I have created a Google Doc that will walk you through all of the steps with images and links to copy examples of forms if you don’t want to make your own. I also made a video that walks you through the entire process from both the teacher and student perspective.
Don’t let the number of steps intimidate you. Lots of great things in life have lots of steps – like croissants and tamales and those are totally worth it.