Tech Tips #14

Week of January 20, 2014

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What Is It?

Socrative is a FREE student response system for formative assessments. Students and teachers can use ANY web-enabled device, including desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smart phones, with this web-based service.


Students DO NOT need an account to use. No usernames and/or passwords are required!


All results can be emailed as an Excel spreadsheet to the teacher's email address.

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What Makes It Unique?

Exit Ticket
  • A quick, paper-free pulse-check for the end of class.
  • All answers are aggregated into a report.


Space Race

  • Teams of students answer multiple choice questions in a fast-paced rocket race game. The first team to get their rocket across the screen wins.
  • Teacher receives a graded report based on responses.

How Does It Work?

  1. Teacher will login or create an account at http://m.socrative.com/lecturer
  2. Students will go to http://m.socrative.com/student on their web-enabled device.
  3. Teacher will give Room Number to students (located on right of main screen).
  4. Students will enter the Room Number (given by the teacher).
    NOTE: Students will enter their name once assessments are sent.
  5. Teacher will begin using Socrative with students through Single Question Activities (questions on the fly) or through Quiz-Based Activities.

Five Classroom Uses

  1. Math - Students can submit their response to a warm-up problem at the beginning of class.
  2. Social Studies - Have students submit a summary of a current event.
  3. ELA - Ask students to submit their inference from a body of text.
  4. Science - Students can submit their hypothesis for an experiment.
  5. All Content Areas - Have students compete in a Space Race review game based on a pre-made quiz prior to a test or exam.

Further Learning

Socrative Overview Video

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