What is it?
It is an easy to use test / quiz / collaboration site. In their own words: “Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.”
- Use is for:
- quick fact-based quizzes
- Exit quizzes
- Longer answer, open ended question
How do you use it?
You need to sign up first. After that you will see the main screen.
Scroll down to “Manage Quizzes” and create your first quiz. It can be multiple choice or you can let students can enter answers themselves. Socrative is great for instant feedback and works really well for quick knowledge checks at the end of class. It is easy to set up and never fails to impress the students.
You will be assigned a room number which will always remains yours. The students ‘go into the room’ (by going to the link that you will give them after you’ve created the quiz). You can then see how many students are ‘in the room’ and you can start the quiz.
It will require some trial and error on your part, but it’s well worth it.
Let’s do a trial run so you can see how it works:
Please go here: http://m.socrative.com/student/#joinRoom
My unique room number is 117763
The quiz has to be released first by the teacher. This all happens live, right there in the classroom. Once students “enter the room”, the teacher can view the live results.