I want to be a fantastic teacher so I need to know what my students know. Socrative eliminates the mystery and provides the tools and information to make this possible. Socrative is an assessment tool that I have used extensively in my 9th grade Earth Science classes for more than a year.
While Socrative can be used for formative or summative assessment, it has made formative assessment a much bigger part of my daily instruction. Formative assessment is the consistent low stakes monitoring of student progress to help students and teachers identify strengths and weaknesses to work on. Formative assessment is like getting the oil changed in your car; it needs to be done to ensure quality performance and longevity but many of us put it at the bottom of our priority list. When this happens in our classrooms, students, and teachers suffer because they aren’t getting the information and the feedback they need.
I wanted to improve and increase the formative assessment happening in my classroom, I knew I was not going to be able to manage slips of paper and post-it notes to try to get a clear picture of students understanding each day, so I sought an app that provided a user-friendly experience and quality feedback on student understanding; Socrative delivers. While there are a variety of low-cost, high-quality, and effective formative assessment apps on the market, Socrative best meets the needs of my classroom and my instruction and is a company that is in education for the long haul.
The Basics of Socrative
Target Audience: Teachers and students.
Intended Use: Designed by educators to provide insight into student understanding.
- Pronunciation of Socrative (Soh-cra-tiv?, So-cray-tive? Sock-ra-tive?).
- Socrative is intended to be used in Socratic Seminars (False).
What Makes Socrative Stand Out: Free. Easy to use. Versatile. Student-friendly. Laser-like focus on formative assessment, without pushing other services on teachers.
Pricing: Free. Forever. [Read more…]