Thursday, 3 April 2014

April 4, 2014 – Get In Touch With Your Students With Socrative

Happy Friday everyone!!

With the Upper Grand District School Board rolling out BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) system wide, I thought this week I would highlight a student response web tool called Socrative.

Similar to a clicker system, but without all of the specialized equipment, Socrative communicates immediate feedback on student knowledge and understanding, while engaging students in a fun and interactive classroom experience.  Teachers and students can access Socrative on any device with a web browser (tablet, smartphone, laptop or iPod touch).  By logging into a free Socrative account ( with their email and a chosen password, teachers are given a ‘room number’ which is their own personal identification for all of their activities.  Students access the website (no need for an account or log in) at  and enter the room number their teachers have been specified.  

Once they have entered the virtual classroom they will be able participate in the activities that the teacher creates.  These activities can include multiple choice, short answer, exit ticket and true/false questions and teachers make up the questions as they go along or have a preset exit ticket prepared in advance.  Results are displayed immediately in graph form showing the number of respondents for each answer.  Questions can be answered anonymously or with student names and Socrative sends teachers live reports that include grades for all questions asked (except short answer). 

Give it a try and let me know what you think of this engaging and accessible web tool.  If you have an idea for a future blog topic, please feel free to pass it along to me.


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