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Socrative lets teachers engage and assess their students with educational activities on tablets, laptops and smartphones. Through the use of real time questioning, instant result aggregation and visualization, teachers can gauge the whole class’ current level of understanding. Socrative saves teachers time so the class can further collaborate, discuss, extend and grow as a community of learners.
Matthew is a Math teacher who is currently teaching an online Geometry course to a group of advanced math students in his district. He uses Socrative to connect with his online students and thinks one of its biggest advantages is the very clear data analysis, available via the live results view and student and whole class reports. He believes distance learning "is where we are going next, learning at our own time at our own pace." He likes that Socrative allows for this pacing so that students can be learning when there isn't a teacher sitting right in front of them.
Anna teaches Biology and Chemistry for 9th and 10th grade. Her school has a lot of tech, and teachers are encouraged to pick and choose what works for them. Anna chose Socrative because of how easy it is to write assessments and upload images. She conducts Space Races often, and finds that her students have a higher amount of engagement during those activities. She also uses Socrative during student presentations to gather peer questions, and then turn those questions into a quiz to check student understanding of the presentations.
Rachel is a Technology Integration Specialist, and works with the entire school, preschool through 12th! Rachel used Socrative at her previous job as a 6th grade teacher and saw that it offered a big opportunity to gauge understanding throughout the day or week with quick polls and quizzes. She now likes to use Socrative with pre-readers to pull pictures and see what sounds they understand. She is also a firm believer in exit tickets! Rachel's students also love Socrative, saying "It's a lot quicker to find out how I did. It's easier for me to use and more fun than a paper! It is also quicker for teachers to grade."
Maria is a physical education and yoga teacher, and loves that she can offer something that students don't normally get in the classroom. She enjoys seeing their "aha" moment when they master a pose, and seeing them de-stress. She uses Socrative to conduct little quizzes throughout the class to see how students are doing. She adds images and asks "What's the pose?" "What's not right about the alignment?" and "What are the risk factors?" She feels that her students are more comfortable and have less stress when they use technology. One of her students says "On-line makes the quiz seem almost fun!"