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This Tech Tip will look into a time saving
assessment tool. Socrative is a great
way to engage your students while assessing their learning. It can be used in many ways: formal
assessments, quick formative assessments, or even voting for items. This is available on the computer as well as
the iPads or any device with Internet access.
What is Socrative?
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.
Socrative is an alternative to paper pencil
testing. Students are engaged while
taking a student paced or teacher based assessment. They are interacting with the ipad (or
computer) and can see their progress (if you turn on this setting) as the
assessment is taken.
and students can use Socrative on any device with a web browser (tablets,
smartphones, laptops, iPod Touches, etc.).
login at t.socrative.com by entering their email and password.
at m.socrative.com (or the iPad app) by entering the "virtual
room number" provided by the teacher. Students will then
see "Waiting for teacher to start an activity...".
3.Teachers initiate an activity
(e.g. Multiple Choice, T/F, Quick Quiz).
4.Students respond on their
5.Students' results are visible on
the Teacher's screen or sent in an email.
What Are the Benefits of Socrative?
For Teachers: This is a very easy tool to
assess learning. The program grades students’
responses and gives the teacher an individualized score. Also, if teachers work with other teachers
they can share created quizzes (as easy as sharing a number on the grade level
Google Doc I shared with grades 1-5) and have access to many other quizzes. Through this collaboration many assessments
can be used without having each teacher creating their own.
For Students: Students are often more engaged with
technology. They can see in real-time how
they are doing and there is istant turn-around in grading.