New to Socrative? Get Your Feet Wet with a Simple Activity!

Oct 18, 2018 | Ed-Tech, Instructional content

Trying a new technology can feel a bit like the first day of school – you’re excited by all the possibilities, but nervous that you won’t get along with your new classmate!

Take some of the pressure off by using one of these quick and reliable Socrative activities to get started:  Use a Multiple Choice Quick Question as a likert scale to gauge your students’ understanding or opinion on a topic:

  • From your Dashboard click ‘Quick Question
  • Select ‘Multiple Choice’ and options A through E will be sent to your students 

Ask your question out loud. Some examples:

  1. How well did you understand the homework? A = not at all, E = totally got it
  2. Do you agree with the main character’s actions? A = strongly disagree, E = strongly agree
  3. Would you like to do that activity again? A = definitely not, E = yes please!

Project your screen so students can see the anonymous data populate your screen in real-time. Then discuss the results!

Want to send another Quick Question? Click on the question type you want at the bottom of your screen, and it will automatically send to your students.

Use True/False Quick Questions to conduct fast knowledge checks:

  • From your Dashboard click ‘Quick Question’
  • Select True/False and those two options will be sent to you students

Ask your question aloud. Some examples:

  1. Two negative numbers multiplied together make a positive.
  2. “Desayuno” translates to “lunch”.
  3. Maria is the protagonist in this story.

Project your screen so students can see the anonymous data populate your screen in real-time. Then discuss the results!

Use Short Answer Quick Questions to gather authentic examples of student work for discussion:

  • From your Dashboard click ‘Quick Question’
  • Select Short Answer and you will see your advanced options

Type in your question or ask your question aloud. Some examples:

  1. When have you seen combustion occur in real life?
  2. What do you think the raven represents in the poem?

Use the vocabulary word in a full sentence.

  • Click ‘Start’ and your students will receive a text box to enter their response, as well as the question if you chose to type it in.

Project your screen to discuss the class’ responses. The answers will automatically show up anonymously to facilitate a comfortable and low-pressure discussion. Click the ‘Show Names’ button if you prefer to show each student’s name with their answer.

BONUS: Once all the responses are in, click ‘Start Vote’ to have students vote on their favorite response!

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Ben Berte


Ben Berte is the founder and former CEO of Socrative. He is currently VP of Product at MasteryConnect.