Jen Robinson, Math teacher extraordinaire! Jen’s goal was to learn how to use Socrative so she could begin using it right away to assess the understanding of her students during math class.
I asked her to answer some brief questions about her experience. Here are her answers:
1. Was Socrative easy or hard to use?
It’s very user friendly and doesn’t take long to make a quiz
2. What issues did you encounter while setting up Socrative, if any?
Math notation!!!!! Getting an image that was clear and didn’t take long to download.
3. How did you resolve them?
Greg helped and with a good internet connection, and a bit of time, the images download easily but it does require extra steps.
4. What do you like about Socrative?
Instant feedback as to students answers and email of the results.
5. What would you change about the app?
I would allow the students to be able to go back over their quiz once finished to see their mistakes. When you answer, it tells you the correct answer (if you answered incorrectly), but it would be nice to be able to review it with them. Also, I can’t review it with them right after without signing out since I wouldn’t want them to see how the other students are doing in the class.
6. How are your students responding to it?
So far so good. I’ve done a total of 4 (2 in Sec 1 and 2 in Sec 2). It will be good to track their results throughout the year.
Note: Socrative has undergone a significant makeover since I first tried Socrative in 2012 (as blogged about here). The interface is prettier and you can now add images.