How I Use It
I use it to collect and report checks for understanding during lessons, quick quizzes to help students study, collection of short answers to facilitate classroom discussions, or even class review of concepts in quiz form. My students liked using it because the quizzes would tell them if their previous answer was correct (if I entered a correct answer in the set up). This feature alone, led to many students asking to retake quizzes - the same class/day, or after they studied again. They also told friends and other students in higher grades to come in and see what they could score. Scores could be emailed in spreadsheet form after the teacher ends the test, or you could actively assess student progress, scores, and the amount of students in the test from the teacher dashboard. You can also save tests for later and edit old tests for use. However, I would highly recommend that teachers use a computer (from Socrative web portal) to create and edit tests, and leave plenty of time for test creation/edit and road-testing your quiz before the students enter the room (just in case).
I love this tool! It helped to quickly assess many aspects of classroom learning. It does take a lot of set up time, to make or edit tests. However, the "test" do not have to function as traditional tests, but rather, as discussion starters, controversial issue/idea submissions, true/false answers, short answer submissions, etc.
I also loved that the data would be emailed in the form of a spreadsheet.