Saturday, January 25, 2014

The App Socrative

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On to today's post ---



At the school where I teach, we are embarking on the journey of 1:1 iPad use next year.  At our next faculty meeting, I have been assigned the task to present something about the app called Socrative.  Check it out at Socrative

So, here is a bit of information for you, but I am also looking for any tips/tricks/thoughts you might have that I can incorporate into my presentation.

To put it simply, Socrative is sort of like using a clicker.  Socrative is an app that allows you to ask your students questions and get immediate feedback from them.  For example, you can ask a true/false or multiple choice question.  Students get out their device that can connect to the internet and answer.  You have immediate feedback on whether they understand a certain idea or can answer a certain question.

Here are some great things about Socrative:


  • Students don't have to create an account or remember a password.
  • You can ask a question on the spur of the moment.  You don't have to create something in advance if you don't want to.
  • Students can use any device that can connect to the internet.
  • It's FREE!

A part of Socrative that I haven't explored too much is the ability to give a quiz.  I see that you can do it, but I'm not so sure that I will use that capability…I can't see how you could keep students from doing someone else's quiz.

I am interested in any feedback you might have!





2 comments:

  1. Sounds like it has a lot of potential! One-to-one iPad use sounds like a dream come true!

    Tara
    The Math Maniac

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  2. Jennifer, if you want, you can email me and I can tell you all about how I use socrative in my class. I am even planning a blog post about it soon! I LOVE it and I have used it to give a quiz, you just have to very closely monitor :)

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