I am constantly trying to find different ways to help students in the classroom. A tool I found that is not very difficult to use and allows for quick use is Socrative. This platform gives you several different ways for students to respond to your prompts. Above is the homepage for Socrative. Here you will “get started” if you already don’t have a log-in. You will than be directed to the following screen.
Socrative takes little information to register and requires little information to really navigate the site. Here they ask for an e-mail and password and that is it to enter the site. You will than be guided to the next page where you are provided a “My Room Number”. This is a number specific to you and a number you will have to provide to the students in order for them to enter. When they log in, they will need this number in order to find you. You will also see a “Students in Room” where once students are logged in, you will see how many students have entered.
Than it will be divided into “single question activities”, “quiz based activities”, and “create, edit or import quizzes”.
The single question activities would be used in class where you ask a question according to the type of question (true or false, multiple choice, etc) in class. For example you may be discussing leadership in class, so you may open up a short answer room (just be clicking on the short answer button) and than ask the class to list the top five characteristics of leaders. They can than type in the answers and it will be loaded onto your page. This is most effective if you are projecting your screen at the same time. I would also recommend you ask the student to list their name with the post so there is accountability. The students can compare and contrast their peers information.
The quiz options can be utilized with already existing quizzes you may develop. I will write on this at a later date.
Hope this helps!!