Screenshot of Socrative by @topgold.
I'VE STARTED A TRIAL of Socrative, a free web service that allows me to set up and administers quizzes as an app on iOS, Android or a web browser. I like what I see.
I can set up short quizzes ahead of time then open my room on Socrative for students to work away with their multiple choice, true/false or single sentence answers. After two sessions with Socrative, I've a nice spreadsheet of results that will help me create my major final exam while doubling as a means of conducting an electronic attendance roster.
The most important feature of Socrative in my work flow is how the software slots into the exam preparation phase, helping me focus on upper learning objectives while giving students a clear indication of the terms, phrases, and operational concepts that I deem worthy of deep understanding. Socrative also brings smiles to the faces of our international students because it gives them a sense of empowerment along with the simple delight of maneuvering through the lightweight game play inherent in the responsive handheld interface Socrative has developed.
[Bernie Goldbach is the senior creative multimedia lecturer at the Limerick School of Art & Design.]