Socrative offers a variety of activities that can be created including multiple choice, true/false questions and short answer. Each activity can be completed to include student names to allow for progress to be measured, alternatively answers can be anonymous.
Once an activity has been created students login to a virtual room using a unique code provided by the teacher.
Live result scores are provided to teachers so they can monitor how students are progressing instantly.
1. Create a Socrative account
Navigate to http://socrative.com and click on the Get a free account button in the top right corner.
If you have a Google+ account then click the red Sign in with Google button otherwise click on the Get a FREE account directly under the button.
2. Create your profile
Once you have logged into Socrative you will automatically be taken to the profile screen. Enter your details and then click on the Submit button towards the bottom of the screen.
3. Create a quiz
You will then be taken to the homepage where you have one of four activities that you can create:
Start a quiz - if you already have you quiz questions select this option.
Quick question - ask a question casually without much need for preparation.
Space race - gamify your quiz with a space theme .
Exit ticket - a short set of questions to check student understanding at the end of a session.
This blog will show you how to create a quiz using Socrative. Start by clicking the Start a quiz button and then click Create one! Button in the next screen:
Give the quiz a name, select whether you wish to share the quiz and add tag(s) to help it make it easier to search for quizzes in the future.
4. Add questions to the quiz
For this example I have selected Multiple Choice Question. Insert the question in the top text box and then enter the number of options you wish to provide for the question. Ensure that you click the check box on the right of the options to indicate the correct answer(s).
You can add an explanation and image to assist the students understanding by providing further information about the answer.
To add more questions to your quiz select the one of the three types towards the bottom of the screen. Please note that you are not restricted to use the same type of question throughout the quiz so if you want you can use a mix of multiple choice and true or false if you want.
5. Save and finish
Once you have added all your questions to your quiz click the Save & exit button (top right hand of the screen).
The newly created quiz will now be listed in your Quizzes screen. Click on the title of the quiz to see options (Duplicate, Delete, Download and Exit).
6. Manage Quizzes
To view more options for quizzes click on the Manage Quizzes:
Create Quiz – Design a new activity
Import Quiz - Import other teachers’ quizzes using a SOC#
My Quizzes – View all the quizzes you have created or imported.
Reports – Display the reports from all the previous activities.
7. Start the Quiz
From the Manage Quizzes tab select the quiz you wish to start:
Student Paced – Student Navigation – allows the student to edit or skip questions and come back to them. Once they have answered all the questions they click on a submit button to confirm they are happy with their answers.
Teacher Paced – The teacher controls the flow of the quiz. Questions can be skipped or revisited.
Randomize Question Order - questions appear in a random order for each student
Randomize Answer Order - answers appear in a random order for each student
Disable Student Feedback – students will not be informed if they answered correctly or not during the quiz.
Inform students to navigate to http://m.socrative.com/ and the supply them with the Teacher’s Room Code which can be found from the Socrative landing page (code situated towards the top).
This is the view the students will be able to see once the quiz has been started by the teacher:
Students will see the following message until all the remaining students have joined and the teacher has started quiz:
To finish the quiz click the Finish button.
View chart – this will return you the Live Results tab
To Dashboard - return to the landing page
Socrative offers an ideal solution to obtain instant student input via quizzes to test student understanding whilst putting fun into assessment process.
The interface and the quiz creation are simple and easy to use as well as the reporting tool which can be easily opened by Excel or imported into Google Docs.