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Kris Wingo | @kristianwingo

Kris Wingo | @kristianwingo

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Posted by on in Teaching Strategies

Other teachers have been encouraging me to use Socrative for awhile now, but until recently I just didn't care to try it out. I'm not against using tech in the classroom; it can make things a lot easier. I just didn't want to have to learn yet another educational technology.

And Socrative is intimidating. Students use their own smartphones to navigate the program, so that's a lot of small screens to pay attention to. There are teacher accounts and student accounts. There are a few different ways to do things, but that means more decisions you have to make. In short, it has the appearance of that kind of tech that isn't worth the time to learn. That was my first impression of it.

But I was wrong. Socrative is easy, useful, and even fun.

How Kris met Socrative

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Have you ever found yourself thinking these thoughts?

I wish my students would take fewer risks.

My students should really stop coming up with new ideas.

I need to structure my classes to reduce creativity.

If you have, then you're on your way to becoming a good teacher. Every teacher should try to find ways to kill creativity in the classroom before it becomes a problem.

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Posted by on in Teaching Strategies

When most people think of a classroom, they think of a format something like this:

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Students all at their own desks, all facing the teacher, who stands in front of or next to the blackboard, whiteboard, projector screen, etc.

Does this look like your classroom?

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