Socrative.com and the Socrative App, pronounced so-cra-tive with an emphasis on the "so". It's been batted around on Twitter and other digital sites as a cool tool so what choice did I have? I had to know! What I discovered is that it is a super easy way to replace interactive clickers. Once you create an account, you login at t.socrative.com and students have the app on whatever device they have whether it is a smartphone, iPod touch, or iPad. If no device is available they can login using a computer at m.socrative.com.
With an assigned room number shared with the students quizzes are taken and immediate feedback is given to students and teachers. Teachers can set the quiz to go at the student pace- my preferred method- or they can control the pace of the questions.
Teachers also have the opportunity to stop reinforcers like "Good job! You got the answer right", or just leave them on which is the default setting. Socrative will give live results in the form of a graph that the teachers sees on his or her end. Results are either emailed, downloaded into a spreadsheet, or stored in the teacher's online account. I am struggling to find a downside to Socrative, especially when a bag of clickers costs a bundle!
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Written by Jenny Krzystowczyk