Teacher Review For Socrative

Great way to gauge the students' understanding of a topic.

M R.
Classroom teacher
Snowflake, AZ
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My Grades 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Science
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Practice
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with General
How I Use It
1. I use it for daily quizzes. 2. I use it for "exit tickets" after a lesson. 3. I use it to check for understanding during a lesson. A clicker type of system would work better, but I don't have access to clickers at this time. 4. I use it to have students write about a topic in science. A student can write about the prompt and I can do a quick check on whether or not the student has grasped the concept.
My Take
Socrative is pretty easy to use and doesn't take a whole lot of time to set up. It allows students to access it from mobile devices, but I have not explored that feature yet. It works best in a 1:1 computer environment. I like the beta 2.0 version better, but it isn't ready for general release yet. After the students finish a quiz/assignment, the teacher can download a report or have the report e-mailed.