Thursday, March 30, 2017

Socrative {Assessment Tool}

Socrative is a great assessment tool that can be used to quiz/test or review with students from an online platform. It is so easy to use and is quick to navigate on the teacher side. The longest part will be the amount of time you have to spend inputting the questions, but as soon as a student hits the submit button, it will grade it for you. So think about it - spend an hour putting in the quiz (that you can use for years to come with a little updating) and no grading time or still spending the time creating the quiz and making copies of it, and STILL having to grade. Please. This is just common sense. 

Once you begin using Socrative, your students will be very familiar with the interface. They can bookmark Socrative on their devices and then easily type in your class code each time they need to interact with you.

Socrative also offers these great "quick questions" that allow you to use questions that come to you on the fly or a question you encournter in a book or on an assignment and have the students answer them immediately. This involves no prep on your end and you get immediate feedback. If that's not a "win" then I don't know what is.

There are a few other formative assessment tools that I'll be discussing, but Socrative is one of my tried and true favorites.

Try it out & let me know what you think,
Mrs. Tech

*If you are more of a visual learner, check out my "how to" video on using Socrative, as well as some way to use it in the classroom.

**If you want to have your students try out Socrative, download this tool that walks walks you through the set up and where to find all of the tools that you need.

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