What is it?

  • Socrative is a student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets (www.socrative.com).

Why Socrative?

Here are a few reasons why I think this is a great tool for education!
  1. Assessment questions can include IMAGES. This is a very important feature for many of the core content areas.
  2. Short answer questions are gradable!
  3. Quizzes can be easily shared and imported from one teacher's account to another. This is GREAT for PLCs working together to create common assessments.
  4. Your room number can be customized and can include both text and numbers. This is a static room number so anytime your students access a new assessment in Socrative, they will use the same room number.

Accessing Socrative

  • Socrative current has two live sites: Socrative and Socrative 2.0 (currently in beta).
    • You are encouraged to register through the beta site as it will remain free to educators once fully launched!
  • Students can join your classroom from any mobile device. They do not need a specific username and password to log in. They simply visit the Socrative website (or use the mobile app) and enter your room number to participate.

Tool Overview

Hover over the image embedded below, and click on the hot spots, to explore the various components of Socrative. The same tools are available in Socrative 2.0 but the interface is much more user friendly and "app-like."

Socrative Tutorials

  • For step by step directions for using Socrative, click here.
  • For step by step directions for using Socrative 2.0, click here. (You are encouraged to utilize Socrative 2.0 even though it's in beta).

Formative Assessment Ideas

  1. True or False Questions
  2. Multiple Choice Questions
  3. Short Response
  4. Visual Data (Bar graphs and visual short responses)
  5. Exit Ticket
  6. Pre-assessment
  7. Post-assesment
  8. Reflection
  9. Collect Background Knowledge
  10. Quick Check for Understanding
  11. Polling

More Information

  • Richard Byrne (Free Technology for Teachers) created a terrific guide to backchanneling and informal assessment that features Socrative, TodaysMeet, and Padlet. Click here to view the document. The document contains ideas and tutorials for using each tool.