Socrative was one of the first backchannel and quiz tools that really worked well on all desktop and mobile platforms. Other tools have come and gone (see Infuse Learning), but Socrative is still here. Over the weekend I received an email from Socrative's founder Ben Berte in which he shared that Socrative will soon have a new look.
On April 2nd Socrative will launch a new interface called "snowy." The new interface will retain all of the great functions that we've come to love in Socrative, but will be even more mobile-friendly than before. The new interface is also designed for better display on modern HD projectors. You can preview the new look here.
Applications for Education
If you haven't used Socrative or haven't looked at it in a while, there are few features to note. As always it is a great platform for hosting online review quizzes, team quizzes, and digital exit ticket activities. You can ask students to respond anonymously or you can collect their names with their answers. Either way your students don't have to create accounts in order to participate in Socrative activities. If you don't have time to create a new activity in Socrative, you can import one of the 1300+ of publicly shared Socrative quizzes.
Disclosure: Socrative's parent company, MasteryConnect, is an advertiser on this blog.