Socrative! This is something that I have heard of for a long time, was given a live demo a year ago and really just explored it this week! I swear, as teachers – we are exposed to so so so much stuff & at times it can get overwhelming & its hard to prioritize!
Anyways – it is amazing and FREE! It has 4 cool features:
- Quizzes (student immediate feedback, student paced & teacher paced) – requires preparation as the quiz has to be created by you or imported (Socrative quizzes have codes that can be shared…Socrative Garden is a great site with a live document where teachers share their codes)
- Space Race (a game where speed & accuracy bring you closer to victory)
- Quick Question (for quick verbal, formative feedback)
- Exit Ticket (3 predetermined questions to end your class with)
One of the best features is that after each quiz/activity, you can download: an Excel spreadsheet of the results, a complete question summary with answers AND AND (yes – I wrote AND twice…actually now its three times) individual student reports.
Here is a thorough video tutorial that I made where I go through each of the main features of the program. I show the desktop teacher screen on one side & the student screen via my iPhone on the other side! I hope its helpful!