Socrative is a tool every teacher should have in their digital toolbox. I highly encourage you to give it a try. To get your creative thoughts churning, here are some ideas of how you can use Socrative in the classroom:
- Before a unit begins to gauge prior knowledge
- Before a big test to review and check progress
- A self-paced activity where students can work on their own, or with partners/small groups, to answer questions, write or evaluate statements, build arguments, etc.
- Writing skill practice - have students write a few lines or a paragraph showing a particular skill. Have students vote anonymously on which was best. Discuss why it was best. Another prompt, another vote, another discussion, etc. This hones their skill as they go.
- Suggesting topics, events, ideas, class party ideas, snack choices, etc. The class can then vote - no muss, no fuss, no counting hands or small slips of paper.
- Homework assignment - you can leave the room open for multiple days.
- Study guide - leave it open and allow students to repeat the activity as many times as needed.
- Daily/Weekly Reading Quiz
- Quick prompt - (question to answer, prompt to respond to, math problem, etc.) no pre-planning required. Simply give the problem or prompt verbally or on the board, or they can answer one that is on a worksheet or in a textbook.
- Exit ticket
There are so many more ways to engage your students with Socrative, but these should get you started!