Are you looking for additional ways to assess your students? Check out Socrative for easy formative assessment.
Socrative empowers you to engage and assess your students as learning happens. Through the use of real-time questioning, result aggregation, and visualization, you have instant insight into levels of understanding so you can use class time to better collaborate and grow as a community of learners. – Socrative.com
Using a tool like Socrative allows you to create quick custom assessments for students. You view all the results in real-time, so no time spent grading or running papers through a scantron. Your students do need access to technology in order to use the tool, but they'll be able to participate on any type of device. Computer, laptop, chromebook, tablet — Socrative works on just about every type of tech!
Interested to learn about other tools for easy formative assessment? Check out one of these on-demand courses to learn the ins and outs from Dr. Jayme Linton, an experienced educator and tech trainer:
Free Web Tools for Easy Formative Assessment – Formative assessments can help you determine how students are progressing with content and make adjustments to instruction. Technology can assist in the formative assessment process, making it quick and easy to collect and analyze information about student learning. In this session, discover 4 free web tools (Socrative and more!) that make it easy to create and implement formative assessments to measure student learning and inform instruction.
Some Amazing Mobile Apps that Changed How I Assess Students – Mobile devices such as iPads and other tablets are amazing teaching and learning tools, but did you also know that they also make it easy for students to show you what they know? In this session, Dr. Linton discusses how tablets and mobile apps changed how she assesses students' learning, and show how you can use them to make student thinking visible. Discover how Socrative, VoiceThread, and some additional apps can be used to assess student understanding, and how you can use these apps for assessment in your classroom.
Have you taken a look at Socrative yet? Let me know what you think about it in a comment on this article.
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for SimpleK12.com. She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.