Engage, assess and personalize your class with Socrative.
Educators can initiate formative assessments through quizzes, quick question polls, exit tickets and space races all with their Socrative app. Socrative will instantly grade, aggregate and provide graphs of results to help you identify opportunities for further instruction. Save time and visualize student understanding when it matters, now!
To get started using Socrative, register for a Socrative account.
•Visualize student understanding
•Ask multiple choice and true/false questions
•Ask open-ended questions and vote on the results
•Create your own quizzes
•Share quizzes with other teachers
•Give end of class exit tickets
•Play games with our space race!
•View students results in real time
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Use any Web Enabled device: including Smartphones, Tablets, Laptops and Desktops
Quick formative assessment and also gives quiet kids a voice.
Socrative Teacher is a product that gives teachers the ability to ask questions and get feedback from each student almost immediately. Questions such as T/F, multiple choices, and others give teachers an opportunity to quick assess during a lesson to check for understanding, or pose an "exit ticket" at the end of the lesson as a short formative assessment. Instead of teachers being tasked with making sure they see hear from each student during the course of non-written work, they can get a picture of each student's knowledge of the material covered regardless of whether or not the child was queried in class.
This product eliminates the need for brand specific devices in order for students to interface with a teacher's computer and immediately answer questions posed by the teacher. The product is cloud-based and free, which means students can access it using any device. The company provides a database of existing quizzes and questions and a venue where teachers can share created resources in their "garden" of homemade quizzes. Best of all, the database and garden feature arts resources in addition to traditional academic courses so educators of all persuasions can benefit from a free account with Socrative. Results of the teacher's query can be displayed live in the classroom to facilitate student discussion. Results can also be displayed in an Excel file, which I assume would be printable for record keeping. The product is compatible with a wide variety of platforms. Some features of the product, such as multiple choice questions, are auto-graded. The website feature such support materials as use guides and tutorials.
Tips for using the product
I would recommend it for instant feedback to teachers. You can truly see who understands a concept and who does not in a way that is non obtrusive to students identities or stressful for students. You can use immediate students examples of work to critique without calling anyone out and build the platform for conversation. You get immediate feedback and can self adjust based on that direct feedback as to where to move next with a lesson, who to pull for a reteach group or what to move to because you don't need to hit that skill as hard as you thought. It also seems very user friendly and has a fun layout I think kids will enjoy.