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LDT Online: Socrative

LDT Online: Socrative

David David Rose earned this badge on Oct 1, 2017

Socrative is a tool that allows you to create formative assessments that immediately measures and visualizes student results. Students respond to Socrative questions (true/false, multiple choice, short answer, and open-response) with a computer, tablet, or phone over the internet. Socrative then provides the teacher with various types of reports on students’ performance. 

Challenges

  • Socrative as a tool

    Reflect on the various ways that Socrative could be used in the educational, training, or personal learning environments. From your selected perspective, describe two different examples where Socrative could be integrated and used. In both cases, explain why Socrative could positively impact learning.

    Use the open text area to submit your reflective response. As a suggestion, you may want to first compose your response in a word processed document, check for all editing that needs to be completed, save your response so that you can access it later, if needed, and then copy and paste your response in the open text area for this challenge.

    1. In a classroom setting, Socrative’s Exit Tickets provide a great way for instructors to gather quick thoughts from learners on the day’s lesson just before they head out the door. Exit Tickets are tied to each student’s name in Socrative, so you know exactly who’s struggling and who’s getting it. Socrative’s Exit Ticket function asks two set open-ended questions: What did you learn today, and Solve the problem on the board. What’s nice about this is that it requires minimal work from the instructor as the questions are already set, with the exception of the last one. This is where instructors can come up with their own question for what they thought was important that day. You could ask students content based questions such as, “Solve this equation,” or emotional questions like, “how do you feel after leaving class today?”  

     

    2. Socrative’s Space Race feature is a fun way to “gamify” a classroom. Nothing drives motivation like competition. This tool lets you divide the class into groups, set them to a task with a handful of answer choices, and watch to see who’s rocket finishes first. Or, use the rockets as voting tools to judge an in-class debate. As two students argue their point, the rest of the class votes on who’s more convincing. At the end of the time limit, who ever had the rocket that moved the further wins!

  • Using Socrative

    Step-by-step instructions for completing this challenge 

    1. Review these Socrative tutorials
    2. Go to the Socrative website and click "get account" to set  up your account. Choose the free plan and follow registration prompts. Choose 'Higher Ed' for Education type and 'Teacher' for Role. 
    3. After you are done registering change from the Dashboard view to Manage Quizzes near the top left of the screen.
    4. Select ‘Create a Quiz.’
    5. Create a Socrative Quiz that contains the following elements:
      • Choose a relevant educational topic for your quiz.
      • Name your quiz.
      • Create your quiz:
        • Your quiz needs to have 5 questions- 2 multiple choice, 2 true/false, and 1 short answer.
          • *Be aware- it seems that though you can select a multiple choice question to have more than one correct answer, when the students take the quiz it will count all answers as incorrect. Consequently, make each question has only 1 correct answer.
        • Add an ‘Explanation’ for each answer for all 5 questions.
        • Change the formatting (underlinebolditalics, etc) for at least part of 1 question.
    6. Share your quiz. On the top right of the screen there will be a toggle and code that allow you to share your quiz. Make sure the toggle is on (pushed to the right) and write down the code (you will need it later).
    7. Save your quiz and Exit.
      • After you exit the quiz you will be taken back to the Dashboard view. To preview your quiz follow these steps:
        1. Select ‘Start a Quiz’
        2. Select the quiz you just created
        3. Make sure ‘Student Paced- Immediate Feedback’ is selected and push ‘Start’
        4.  At the top of the screen there will be Room: (Name)
        5.  Go to Socrative Student on a smartphone, tablet, or pull it up in a new window on your computer
        6.  Enter your room name
        7.  Enter your name
        8. Take your quiz. Make sure your quiz is working and free of errors. After you answer each question, take a look at what happens on your teacher account.
        9.  If you need to make changes, go back, fix the errors, then start the quiz again.
        10. When you’ve finished taking your quiz, select ‘Finish’ on your teacher account. Select all options for reports: whole class Excel, individual student(s) pdf, and question specific pdf
        11.  E-mail, Download, or Google Drive the reports to yourself.
        12. View these reports to get a feel for them.
        13. Attached copies of these reports to this challenge level. Remember if you use Google Drive to give your instructor access or attach links that are accessilble.
        14.  On step 5 you copied down the share code for your quiz. Insert that code in the open text area.  The grader will use the code to review your quiz.  If you forgot the code, go to ‘Manage My Quizzes’ – ‘My Quizzes’ – select your quiz – ‘Edit’ – the share quiz code will be in the top right corner.

    Deliverables for this challenge

    For successful completion of this challenge please submit the quiz code to the open text box and ensure all reports are attached and viewable by the grader. Don't forget the quiz should include the following:

    • At least 5 questions focused on an appropriate educational topic.
      • 2 quiz questions are multiple choice
      • 2 quiz questions are true/false
      • 1 quiz question is short answer
    • All 5 quiz questions contain an Explanation for the answer.
    • At least 1 question has some sort of formatting change (underlinebolditalics, etc).
    Share code: SOC-30167325
    Question_09_24_2017__16_02_QZ_creativecommonsquiz.pdf Question_09_24_2017__16_02_QZ_creativecommonsquiz.pdf
    Class_09_24_2017__16_02_QZ_creativecommonsquiz.xlsx Class_09_24_2017__16_02_QZ_creativecommonsquiz.xlsx
    Student_Rose, David_09_24_2017__16_02_creativecommonsquiz.pdf Student_Rose, David_09_24_2017__16_02_creativecommonsquiz.pdf
    Student_Rose, Alexis_09_24_2017__16_02_creativecommonsquiz.pdf Student_Rose, Alexis_09_24_2017__16_02_creativecommonsquiz.pdf