WEEK 1 – Socrative
Our first tool is Socrative! Socrative is a simple yet powerful Student Response System that lets students respond to ‘quick questions’ or full quizzes using smart phones, tablets, or computers. Teachers and Students love it!
Watch this 3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tutorial to get the low down on how easy it is to get started using Socrative.
When it comes to using Socrative in your classroom, you're only limited by your imagination! Since this is basically a quizzing/question/feedback tool, teachers won't need an awful lot of guidance on what to do with it once they realize how easy it is to use. Here's a few ideas nevertheless, as food for thought: Instructional Technology Specialist Bradley Lands offers 13 Ways to Use Socrative as a Formative Assessment on his blog The Landscape of Learning.
AFTER YOU TAKE SOCRATIVE FOR A SPIN … Please Drop a Comment below and share your experience! What did you use it for? Was it easy? Was it fun? Did your students like using it?
If you're students don't have access to computers or devices where they respond in class, you can still use Socrative in various creative ways. Here's some ideas:
- Create a poll, questions, or a quiz that students can answer at home, maybe with their parents help (if your students in elementary grades levels for example).
- Use Socrative to ask parents a question (email them or put info about the questions on your class web page, or send home a flyer to inform them)!
- Use Socrative to gather information or feedback from your colleagues!
And if you're already a Socrative user, that's cool (good for you!) … just go ahead and tell us a bit about how you use it (so you're in the running for our end-of-challenge give aways) and keep an eye out for the next tool in the challenge next week!
In early June, we'll award selected participants free copies of the Flipped Classroom Workshop-in-a-Book eBook, a free enrollment in the 2015 Summer 4 Week Online Flipped Class Workshop, a free Moby Max account, a free Gynzy (Smart Board Interactives) account, and other possible freebies we're working to line up! To have a chance a winning, just participate and share some observations regularly!