If you follow me on Twitter you know how much I love Socrative. I love Socrative because I can create (self-paced) lessons for students to work independently or I can create "Team Tasks" for students to work collaboratively.
To make my Socrative Assignments more intriguing to the students, I started creating "Digital Task Cards" to go with the questions in my Socrative Assignments. Students love doing math in my Socrative Assignments with "Digital Task Cards". #happyteacher
How To Make "Digital Task Cards"
I use PowerPoint to create my "Digital Task Cards". I made a template to use each time I make a new set. The template has a place for the problem and I can easily change the background on the cards to make each set of task cards unique.
"Digital Task Cards" Template in PowerPoint
Here is a copy of my Socrative "Digital Task Cards" PowerPoint Template. Feel free to download and use. :o) My "Digital Task Cards" PowerPoint Template
To make the "Digital Task Cards", I start by choosing backgrounds for each of the task cards in the set. After I have the backgrounds put in, I add the written part of the problem on the task cards.
Next, I add the math problem to each of the task cards.
After I have completed the set of "Digital Task Cards", I get them ready to put into my Socrative Assignment.
Making the "Digital Task Cards"into Images
The "Digital Task Cards" need to be images to use in Socrative. After you have saved your "Digital Task Cards" as a PowerPoint, click Save As - then Save as Type - click the drop down and choose an image format. Choose save Every Slide. All of the slides will be saved as images in a folder.
Creating the "Digital Task Cards" Assignment in Socrative
Sign into Socrative and go to Manage Quizzes and Create Quiz.
Name your quiz and choose a type of question to add.
This is what the question will look like after the image is added.
Continue this process to complete your Socrative Assignment with "Digital Task Cards".
Making an Answer Key for the "Digital Task Cards"
I make my own math problems so I like to have an answer key. I use my PowerPoint slides to print a blank answer key and work out the problems next to each of the task cards. This also allows me to find mistakes and to make sure the problems will work out.
This is an example of what my blank answer key looks like when it is printed.
This is how it looks when you print out your blank answer key from your "Digital Task Cards".
Click "Print" and you will have a blank answer key for your "Digital Task Cards".
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog. I hope that you have been inspired to create your own Socrative Assignments with "Digital Task Cards".