Socrative Tests and Quizzes
Type of technology: Application and Website
SAMR Model Rating: Augmentation to Modification
Grade level: 3-12
Subject area: All
Looking for a great quiz app to help students prepare for Smarter Balanced? Try Socrative. It is a web-based quiz or test-creating app that can be used on devices or on paper if needed.
There are actually two apps, one for teachers and one for students. In the teacher app you can create quizzes for students comprised of any mixture of multiple choice, short answer or true/false questions. Just like on Smarter Balanced, you can have more than one correct answer, which is great practice. You can also input correct answers so your quiz can be graded for you. After you create your quiz you can send it to your students to take on their computers or tablets. They just need to log in with the room name you create and then type in their name. You can choose if you want your quiz to provide instant feedback, be student-controlled or even teacher-controlled. This would be great for spelling tests and would eliminate the need for grading them by hand!
The app is limited in that it can only be used for testing but it is user friendly for students and they have a lot more fun testing this way. As an added bonus, this will definitely help them get used to the idea of testing on devices, which will come in handy later on in the school year. Give it a try!