119 – Socrative

Up 1 place in 2019

Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.

Website: socrative.com
Cost: Free.
Availability: Online

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 52

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 120    2017: 93    2016: 55    2015: 32    2014: 72    2013: 72
2012: –        2011: –       2010: –       2009: –      2008: –       2007: –


Comments from some of those who selected Socrative as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2019

  • “Great for group surveys” L&D Specialist, Netherlands
  • “Great service for polls and polls from smartphones. Looks more serious than Kahoot” College Professor, Russia

Previous comments

  • “voting tool to be used in various contexts: assessing the start situation of students, engaging them during classes or for (self)evaluation” Ann Buffel, Belgium
  • “I use Socrative as both a formal method of assessing knowledge, and as an exit ticket to get an insight into the class’s perception. Like Kahoot it is very easy to set up, does not require students to create an account, but can be customized to work as either a competitive game, or an individual formal assessment. It also allows the teacher to download results in the form of a PDF or spreadsheet, and can even create individual student reports that can be distributed to the class.” Chris Johnson, Primary/Secondary (K12) teacher, USA, 2016
  • “another formative assessment tool. Very UNglitchy. Does not give teacher information after each response, but good for exit tickets, and for having students complete individually–you can view the reports later” Nicole Naditz, 2014
  • “nice for interaction during training”  Paul Jacobs, 2013
  • “Very easy to use” 2013

A Practical Guide to Socrative

Here you will find some links to external resources on how to use Socrative for teaching, training, learning and development.

At the bottom of each of the Tools pages there is a section How to use [the tool] for Learning. It provides basic guidance and links to resources on how to use the tool for teaching, training, learning and development.

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