Review of Socrative
Mr Morton-Banner

Teacher of Computing

The Keystone Academy, England

Used Socrative daily for 4-6 months

Jan 2024

Let's compare Socrative to Microsoft Forms. It's better on the one hand, by having room names, however, it would be better to have area codes, or bespoke servers so names can be duplicated for simplicity. e.g. my students have to type in a long room name. Why not have have UK server "UK" and an area number (1 for London). Then rooms can be reused e.g. UK1Yr7a. This is easier to remember than some of the longer winded room names. Socrative also offers storage of data which is great since Forms doesn't do this easily. That said, do I feel I have value for money. Not really.

Reply from Socrative:Hi there, Mr. Morton-Banner! Thank you for the thoughtful reply of Socrative. I've shared this feedback with our team. We really appreciate the careful comparison to Forms, and how we can better tailor the app to support your assessment needs. Glad to hear we've got some features working well for you, and even more glad to hear how we can improve. Thank you! - Dan
Mr Morton-Banner found Socrative:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Quantitative data for starters and plenaries
  • Does not significantly improve teaching efficiency
    I can see it would be great for teaching and learning, but I find it too restrictive e.g. I would love some variation by allowing students to post to a board.
  • Moderately improves attainment
    I can measure progress over time
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    I allows positive embedding through progress checks within a spiral curriculum
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