Introduction to Socrative

socrative

LEC 2013 Tech Playground
demo by Tim Schumacher
tim.schumacher@cui.edu
Twitter: @tjschu
Blog: JustPressingOn.net

Main Function: Student remote response system

(See my comparison between and Socrative and InfuseLearning)

Platforms: Windows, Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android (any web-enabled device)

Website: http://socrative.com

Cost: free

Company Support: http://www.socrative.com/how-it-works

Video Tutorials: http://www.pinterest.com/socrative/socrative-media/

How to get started:

  1. Get registered with any browser as a teacher at http://m.socrative.com/lecturer/#register
  2. Note your classroom # and share it with students
  3. Check out the User Guide – http://www.socrative.com/materials/SocrativeUserGuide.pdf
  4. Try giving your students a quick quiz
  5. For more mobility in your classroom, download the Socrative app for Teacher and for Students (Android, iOS)

Introductory Video:

What you can do with Socrative:

  • Ask students on-the-spot questions and get immediate feedback (multiple choice, T/F, short answer)
  • Prepare quizzes in advance using the provided Excel spreadsheet template, upload and assign your quiz, get immediate feedback, and download results reports
  • Check student learning with Exit Polls before leaving class

Useful web links:

Import shared quizzes from other teachers using the sharing code – https://docs.google.com/a/socrative.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ai00ecJa_bDxdFo0OGJZSHpkek5LX09GcjQxTF9zeEE#gid=4

 

*NOTE as of Nov. 2013: You may see an option to use beta version 2.0 of Socrative.  Their rollout of this much anticipated version did not go well in October and thus the web site has reverted to the previous version.  You are free to try beta version 2.0 but they make no promises about its issues all being fixed yet.

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