Quick Question – Short Answer
With a few quick clicks, you can use short answer to ask a question, then gather, visualize and discuss a whole class’ open responses. You could even have students vote on the responses!
1. Peer editing
Peer collaboration is increasingly emphasized as an essential skill in the 21st century and simply makes a classroom more effective.
Ask your students to share their work, such as a thesis statement. Project all their anonymous responses and then discuss as a class or discuss as pairs and then provide the constructive feedback to guide that student’s thinking in new directions. Making the work public motivates students to take extra care and also allows them a rare opportunity to see their colleague’s ideas.
Asking students to brainstorm compels self-directed thought. With Socrative Short-Answer, you can brainstorm just about anything- from project ideas to essays, field trips to class rewards. Then use our VOTE option to rank them in order.
3. Presentation Feedback
Whether your students are presenting their findings from a science experiment, performing a musical solo, or reciting a poem, using short answer is a great way to gather feedback in the moment. Once the presentation has concluded, projecting the feedback on the board allows the class to talk about the strengths and weaknesses of the presentation. This allows students to document feedback at specific moments and minimizes the probability a student will forget their ideas allowing for more fluid presentations and more informative feedback. You can print our the feedback for the student or send them a digital copy.
The Ladder of Feedback can be a great way to organize the feedback process.
The idea or plan is presented to the group. Then the group moves through the following steps (moving from one rung of the ladder to the next):
Step 1: Clarify
Ask clarifying questions to be sure you understand the idea or matter on the table. Avoid clarifying questions that are thinly disguised criticism.
Step 2: Value
Express what you like about the idea or matter at hand in specific terms. Do not offer perfunctory “good, but,” and hurry on to the negatives.
Step 3: State concerns
State your puzzles and concerns. Avoid absolutes: “What’s wrong is . . .” Use qualified terms: “I wonder if . . .” “It seems to me . . .” Avoid criticizing personal character or ability and focus on ideas, products, or particular aspects.
Step 4: Suggest
Make suggestions about how to improve things. This step is sometimes blended with step 3: people state concerns and then offer suggestions for addressing them. There is no set time limit for this process: It can be done in a few minutes or over the course of an hour.
How Socrative Quick Question – Short Answer Works:
1. From your Teacher Dashboard select “Quick Question”
2. Select the “Short Answer” on the right
3. Type a Question into the text field (optional)
4. Choose whether you would like a SINGLE or UNLIMITED responses from your Ss
5. Choose whether you would like students to be ANONYMOUS or REQUIRE their name. Either way, all responses initially display on your screen anonymously.
6. Select start!