Tuesday, April 10, 2012
As I was home over the Easter break, my brother had me download Socrative to my iPhone. I had not seen this particular app before, but I immediately decided I would try to work it in to my next classroom management class. So here I am, 10 minutes before class starts, writing my own quiz. I can't wait to share it with my students, and then have the discussion about how they could use it in their own classrooms. For those of you who are not familiar with Socrative, it works like clickers. You download the teacher version to your device, and your students download the student version to their devices. Then you set up questions for your students to answer. You give them the room number, and they use their devices to answer the question. You then get the answers on your device. Quick, simple, and you can look at it later when you actually have time. I'm using it for an exit ticket today, but I'll do it early so that we can talk about it before class ends. I've got to go to class, but I'll let you know what they come up with. I may even have them post their own ideas here!