How to Use Socrative Quiz Features for Your iPad Classroom

By Sam Gliksman

Socrative enables you to create quizzes that you can save and share with others. It’s a great app if you have classroom iPads. Prepared quizzes can include as many questions as you want. Some of the features include

  • Reports: Indicate the correct answers to multiple choice and true/false questions, and Socrative generates a report with scores for each student.

  • Start a quiz: Select the Start a Quiz option from the Teacher Dashboard when you’re ready to open the quiz for students. As you deliver the quiz, you can set quiz options:

    • Allow students to work through the quiz at their own pace or control the flow and timing of each question.

    • Decide whether to display immediate feedback and explanations as students answer each question.

    • Randomize question and/or answer orders.

    • Disable the default prompt for student name.

  • Share quizzes: Each quiz is given a unique SOC number. Give that number to any other teacher, and he can import your quiz to his account.

  • Space Race: Split the class into groups and select Space Race from the Teacher Dashboard. Each group is assigned a colored rocket. Select one of your quizzes, and group teams compete to answer the questions quickly and correctly as they advance their rockets across the screen.

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One last word on Socrative. Students love responding to quizzes but they also enjoy creating them. One of the best ways to master a concept is by being able to analyze it and ask good questions. Consider allowing your students to create quizzes once in a while.