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Friday, August 2, 2013

Why I Care That Socrative Just Got $750k and You Should Too

I don't make it a secret that I think Socrative is a fantastic tool that teachers should try. A quick search of my archives reveals that I've mentioned Socrative in no less than twenty-seven posts since it launched a couple of years ago. Yesterday, TechCrunch carried the news that Socrative received $750,000 in venture capital investment. This is great news for all of us that enjoy using Socrative.  First, this news means that the service will continue to work. Second, new features are coming to Socrative thanks to this investment.

According to TechCrunch Socrative will be adding new features for back channel-style discussions, Common Core assessment tags, and new quiz question formats. These are in addition to the new features that were added back in April.

If you haven't tried Socrative, it's a free service that replaces the need for expensive "clicker" feedback systems. Socrative works on any device that has an Internet connection. Students sign into a virtual classroom in which you can post questions and they can reply either anonymously or with their names depending upon how you want to use the service. You can more about Socrative in the video below.



Socrative introduction video (new) from Socrative Inc. on Vimeo.

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