AVID & Socrative

One tool that I love in my AVID classroom is Socrative.  At the beginning of the school year, my AVID classes spend a good deal of time working on Costa's Levels of Thinking/Questioning. We take some notes, we do some activities, and then we check for understanding.

I love Socrative because I can start a quiz and let it run.  Students can work at their own pace and check their notes.  I have created two quizzes for Costa's Levels of Thinking/Questioning

One is a short quiz with just three questions that we take right after we take notes about the levels.  Feel free to steal this quiz buy using the code on Socrative: soc-2220484.

After that, we spend more time digging deeper into the levels of questions.  We take level 1 questions and turn them into Level 2 and Level 3.  We take Level 3 and turn them into Level 1.
We write our own questions.  We look at other peoples questions and figure out the level.

Then we take another quiz.  This quiz has 27 questions and students pick the level of the question. We aren't worried about the answers, just the levels.  That quiz can be found on Socrative using the code 

Today, the 6th grade AVID students scored 100%, all of them, on the first quiz.  The 7th and 8th graders are working toward mastery on the second quiz.  Almost all of them are 75% or better on mastery.  Several students have taken the quiz more than once.  They've taken it, studied, and retaken.  I'm willing to let them take the second quiz as many times as it takes as long as they study in between.

The quizzes are just one aspect of Socrative and there is so much more that you can do.